Latest Illiteracy Shock Reveals Severe Teaching Deficiencies

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the news broke that about eight out of 10 Grade 4s were functionally illiterate. I raised my eyebrows, but I wasn’t all that surprised. I was really more relieved that what I’ve experienced and discussed anecdotally with col…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the news broke that about eight out of 10 Grade 4s were functionally illiterate. I raised my eyebrows, but I wasn't all that surprised. I was really more relieved that what I've experienced and discussed anecdotally with colleagues is now substantiated in a controlled study. I also wondered how many university lecturers were truly surprised by this stat. Considering that universities are getting the strongest academic survivors of our education system, and, again, from anecdotal evidence and per

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Business Forum Doubles Efforts to Lure Investors

[VOA] Since taking office last month, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put economic revival at the center of his administration. He has gone a step further to state his resolve to re-engage the international community that had long been diseng…

[VOA] Since taking office last month, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put economic revival at the center of his administration. He has gone a step further to state his resolve to re-engage the international community that had long been disengaged by former president Robert Mugabe's regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Security Lessons From the KCB Heist

[Nation] On Sunday, November 19, a gang of thieves accessed the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch in Thika by digging a tunnel from an adjacent building before drilling holes into the safes and making away with Sh50 million.

[Nation] On Sunday, November 19, a gang of thieves accessed the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch in Thika by digging a tunnel from an adjacent building before drilling holes into the safes and making away with Sh50 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kiplagat, Kirui to Defend Boston Titles

[Capital FM] Boston -Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year’s winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018.

[Capital FM] Boston -Organisers of the Boston Marathon have confirmed that this year's winners, Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, will defend their titles at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Old Mutual to Build Solar Power Projects

[The Herald] Old Mutual intends to construct solar power projects with capacity to generate at least 50 megawatts, a senior official has said. The projects will entail the construction of two solar power plants in Gwanda and Chipinge, Old Mutual chief …

[The Herald] Old Mutual intends to construct solar power projects with capacity to generate at least 50 megawatts, a senior official has said. The projects will entail the construction of two solar power plants in Gwanda and Chipinge, Old Mutual chief investment officer (Alternative investments) Benjamin Sithole said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe