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A hiking adventure at Cape Point

By | July 17th, 2017|Cross Cutting, Environment, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Uncategorized|

Last month, our Hope Scholars learners participated in two hikes. While SAEP organises many hikes throughout the year, these particular hikes gave learners the opportunity to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge on local biodiversity. The initiative was coordinated by SAEP’s Impact Center, the Cape Citizen Science (CCS) initiative and the Stellenbosch University. The CCS [...]

Fees Commission: Where SA’s Education Funding Must Fall

By | September 12th, 2016|General news, Impact Centre, Uncategorized|

Originally published in The Times, Monday 12 September http://www.timeslive.co.za/Feeds/2016/09/12/Varsities-where-the-money-must-go Kayin Scholtz, SAEP Impact Centre Manager The idea of a free university education resonates with the born free generation, and understandably so – it's an aspiration that has been denied to so many. Having a university degree has become associated as the minimum standard for those [...]

3 Things We’ve Learned about Environmentalism and Our Organisation

By | November 19th, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Impact Centre|

By Katie Florian, SAEP Impact Centre At SAEP, learning is central to the work we do. After all, it’s what educational organisations are all about. But one of the things we’ve discovered in our 20 years in the business, is that in order to deliver excellent services, as staff and volunteers, we need to be [...]

#SAEPtalks RMF: A Panel Discussion

By | September 17th, 2015|Cross Cutting, General news, Impact Centre|

By: Katherine Florian, SAEP Impact Centre A hum of voices permeated the walls of SAEP’s office in Mowbray on 8 July 2015 as the last few attendees of the “SAEP talks RMF” event filtered through the doors. Three of SAEP’s Tertiary Support Programme students, Azi Mqatazana, Babalwa Mpongoshe, and Khululwa Mbinda comprised a panel – [...]

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

By | August 20th, 2015|Bridging Year, Cross Cutting, General news, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation that students are not taught to think, but there is usually an accompanying lack of clarity about exactly what that might mean. [...]

Kayin Scholtz, our SAEP Impact Centre manager is one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2015!

By | August 4th, 2015|Cross Cutting, Impact Centre|

Kayin Scholtz has spent most of his young life providing mentorship and support to the South African youth. He completed a bachelor of social work at the University of Cape Town before joining the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) as a social worker and career guidance councillor. He now manages the organisation’s Impact [...]

Comments on Draft National Lotteries Amendment Regulations 2014

By | July 22nd, 2015|General news, Impact Centre|

November 2014 SAEP would like to commend the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Lotteries Board on some positive proposed amendments that, if implemented correctly, will certainly improve the functioning of the NLDTF and civil society’s access to much-needed funding. Our detailed comments and recommendations follow: Comments relating to Part II of the Regulations 1. In [...]

The matric ritual a small part of a larger picture

By | July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

Compiled by Katie Florian SAEP Impact Centre Getting Back to Basics The dust has begun to settle after all the excitement surrounding the 2014 matric results, which were released Monday the 6th of January, and harsh realities are sinking in for many students in South Africa. Even with matric passes in hand, students, particularly those [...]

ADT Teach/ SAEP matrics outshine national average

By | July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, High School, Impact Centre|

ADT Teach and SAEP Matric News The ADT Teach matric class of 2014 has exited the programme and as their results came to light an interesting picture has emerged. While the national Matric pass rate was 75.8%, the ADT Teach (both Johannesburg and Cape Town combined) Matric pass rate was 84%. However, our Bachelor pass [...]