Education Crisis in South Africa

South Africa’s Alternative Education

The Minister of Education in South Africa has openly admitted that the school system in South Africa is in a state of utter crisis. The country doesn’t provide an educational system of reasonable quality for all its citizens, and it comes as a surprise that several new initiatives are showing up, such as recently the GED test opt-in.

There are more and more parents who choose to homeschool and use free online resources such as BestGEDClasses.org to prepare their kids for the GED test. The GED test is a series of four sub-tests on the subject fields of language, science, social studies, and math.

Upon successful completion of the tests, students will receive the GED diploma, which is considered the equivalent to a regular US High School Diploma.…

Exploitation of African Nations – the Game Continues

It is a case of Same Game Different Rules, New masks Old Villains, Same Feces Different Toilet. The western world’s exploitation of Africa has taken on many different forms over the years. Countries now take turns in looting the continent. From the United States of America to China, everyone wants to get a piece of this continental cake or dare I say continental steak meat.

Africa has suffered a lot from outside exploitation: from the Atlantic slave trade, the Arab slave trade, western exploitation, and now the Chinese catching up very fast. All claiming to “help” Africa. Even the Slave Masters will tell you that they helped Africans by taking them out of their country, teaching them Christianity and how to read and write. Talk about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions.

Fast-forward to 2018 and the …

From Brain Drain To Brain Regain

African scientists on the road back home

Facts on the African brain drain are old or hard to find. One thing is clear, though. Those who are able to travel will expand their professional insights and horizons by doing so. Remains the question whether these people will return back home to share their new knowledge and experiences.

If you are part of that demographic that was fortunate enough to receive a proper education, chances are your eyes will be opened up towards worlds beyond, regardless of your country or financial background. And it goes without saying that if you had that education and your cash is tight, you might want to explore and experience a few of these new worlds from up close.

During recent years, this has happened quite a lot. There are UNESCO reports that cite Africa’s brain …

Orphanage Placements – Volunteering in Tanzania

General Overview – There is a high demand for orphanages throughout Tanzania due to the overwhelming number of children left behind when their parents pass away due to illness and disease, including HIV. There are two main types of orphanages throughout Tanzania, day orphanages and boarding orphanages.

The day orphanages which are most common are run like schools where children attend during the day and go home to stay with family friends or relatives in the afternoon. Children are sent to these orphanages (prior to school) as their carers are unable to look after them during the day. Boarding orphanages run around the clock and are usually overcrowded and understaffed due to high demand and the expenses associated with running them.

Volunteers are able to feed the children, teach basic English, arts, crafts, sports, and games and assist with the …

Cape Town’s History

Cape Town is not only the capital of South Africa, it is also the capital of the Western Cape Province. It has a memorable natural harbor. In South Africa, it has the second most people in the country.

This city is home to over 450.000 residents but the metropolitan area has more than 3.5 million people that are proud to live in the wonderful area. Another interesting fact about the city of Cape Town is that it receives the largest number of tourists in the country. Tourism is a big industry in this town and you will see that by the way you are treated.

Not only will you see some beautiful Scenery in Cape Town, but this is also home to some very unique plants. Then, get ready to taste the fine wines this area is famous for making, …

Tanzania Tourist Attractions and Climate

Wildlife Safari – Nothing takes your breath away more than seeing some of the worlds most beautiful creatures roaming in their natural surrounds. There is an overwhelming feeling of serenity attached to the freedom of the wilderness that somehow ‘just becomes you’. With the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti being among many game park reserves to choose from, there’s no better place to ‘lose yourself in the wild’ than Tanzania.

 

Zanzibar – Sit back, relax and soak up the sun on the white sands of Zanzibar’s beaches, then cool off in the amazing turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Simply put, there is no better place to take time out and just ‘let it all go’ than stunning, stunning Zanzibar.

Mount Kilimanjaro – Looking for that piece of adventure you can really brag about? Be sure to pack some …

African History and Heritage

African history and African heritage are topics that are crucial in the study of the human civilization. Not only is the study of African history important as it relates to the rest of the world, but furthermore, it is also one of the most extensive and complex to undertake. The African history and African heritage can trace back their roots to what is arguably the single most important piece of human history. It has been concluded that man originated somewhere in the eastern regions of the African continent.

Africa, in fact, can be considered to be the birthplace of the human race. This simple yet important fact is not only crucial in African history, but also in the history of man and of the Earth. Though there has been much to study in terms of artifacts and other important pieces …

Health in Africa

It is no new knowledge that African health is one of the biggest concerns for the people of the second-largest and second-most populated continent in the world. With over a billion people, African health has become a global priority. Nations around the world are constantly trying to urge people to the health issues and dangers that the African people are suffering due to lack of resources. African health is not an issue that concerns only the African continent, but it is, in fact, an issue with global impact and ramifications.

However, one of the biggest concerns to address is the fact that even though people know that African health and well-being is certainly a concern at the global level, the general public and the masses simply are not made aware of the actual problems people are experiencing in Africa.…

Education Outlook in Africa

The economic outlook for the African continent is promising. As the continent is now emerging from decades of economic woes and stagnation, Africa today houses seven of the then most rapidly growing economies in the world.

The continent has progressed socio-economically considerably, and now is home to a growing and vibrant middle class and technological advancement is growing at a rapid pace.

Africa also is the most youthful continent in the world, as currently almost half of the continent’s population is younger than 15 years of age. The continent’s young people will be Africa’s future leaders. They are going to be the driving force to generate considerable and sustainable growth across Africa.

Public investments in training and education are key to build a skilled and well-educated workforce and to stimulate innovation. With that in mind, the Africa-America Institute (AAI) organizes …

Quality of Education in Africa

Africa is the most youthful continent in the world with more than 200 million youth aged 15 to 24, and creating productive employment options for all these young people is essential for the future of the continent.

A well-educated and skilled workforce is essential to many investors and employers, and we’ve seen that several employers across the African continent have been highly critical of the fact that there’s an absolute lack of basic and technical education and the skills of graduates.

Just like in the rest of the world, a robust education system is key for economic development and growth in nations across the continent.

The basic quality of primary, secondary, technical, vocational, higher, and post-graduate education is generally measured by workers’ performance on the labor market, and this means that the education system across Africa need to be strengthened …

Cape Town – The Mother City of South Africa

cape-town

The Dutch East India Company (the VOC, the world’s first publicly owned corporation), set up a supply station and trading post on Table Bay’s gorgeous shores in the 17th century, but earlier, the surrounding Cape Flats were the San (Bushmen) and Khoi-Khoi’s hunting grounds for hippopotami and all sorts of other larger game.

The region’s colonization, and the long-standing hospitality tradition of the Cape of Good Hope, made that sailors and weary explorers soon renamed it “The Tavern of the Seas”.…