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Easter school holiday programme is resounding success

Vision AfriKa’s one-week Easter school holiday programme was such a success that the learners even asked to come back for more. About 80 students participated in the programme, which started at 9am and finished at 2pm each day after lunch, during the first week in... read more

Vision Vlottenburg celebrates Easter in style

Vision Vlottenburg ended the school term in style by holding an Easter Hunt for its aftercare learners in a bid to teach them the true meaning of the Christian festival. The fun-packed event, which took place at the end of March, started when the students were divided... read more

Amazink auditions and Talent Expo coming up

Amazink is on the hunt for new talent. Auditions take place next Saturday, 18 June, from 10:00 to 17:00. Sign up by visiting Amazink and completing the time slot schedule, or email Ilana at amazink@sun.ac.za to book a spot. Items … Read More

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Vision AfriKa’s 2015 results; new staff appointment

Vision AfriKa reached many milestones during the 2015 academic year. “Passing grade 12 has not been an emphasis for us for a while as that would set the bar just too low for our kids,” said Gerrit Laning, Operations Manager at Vision AfriKa. “Passing with Bachelors’... read more

Team4Tech and Autodesk to present EdTech meetup

Team4Tech and Autodesk, Eduvate and the GSDT’s collaborators from Silicon Valley, will present an EdTech Meetup on 19 April during their visit to Stellenbosch. Team4Tech aims to advance the quality of education in developing countries. In April, they are going to... read more

Team4Tech and Autodesk returns to train teachers

Volunteers from Team4Tech and Autodesk are arriving in Kayamandi on 11 April, to  spend two weeks training local teachers in the implementation of 21 century technology and skills in the classroom. This follow after a successful first visit to South Africa in August... read more

EdTech World Tour stops by Kayamandi and Vision AfriKa

Audrey Jarre and Svenia Busson, co-founders of the EdTech World Tour, visited Kayamandi and Vision AfriKa on Tuesday, 1 March. They describe the EdTech World Tour as “an initiative promoting global perspectives on Edtech fuelled by local insights”. Audrey and Svenia... read more

Amazink partners with Woordfees

Amazink will be partnering up with US Woordfees as a festival venue in March. Events taking place at Amazink will include the KACF PoetryFest (4 March), Sizimisele Technical High School’s play Home Love (5 March) and the play Mis (7 March). Check out all the Woordfees... read more

Next Edtech meetup around the corner

Edtech’s second Meetup for the year will take place on Tuesday the 1st of March. Our presenter will be Kevin Sherman, an educational consultant specialising in innovative teaching strategies. The topic for the presentation will be; SAMR: A Model for Successful... read more

Career day held for Vision AfriKa matrics

Vision AfriKa’s Grade 12 learners recently attended a career guidance day, aimed at opening their eyes to the many options open to them post matriculation. The edutainment camp, which was held in the middle of February at the Simonsberg Christian Centre, provided... read more

Team4Tech and Autodesk will return to train learners

Team4Tech and Autodesk will return to Makupula Secondary School on 12 March and 16 April this year, after a successful visit to the school in 2015. Training will include everything from photography to basic digital literacy, Tinkercad and 3D printing. GSDT, Eduvate... read more

Vision AfriKa’s matriculants continue to excel

Vision AfriKa has maintained its matric pass rate of 95% and higher over the past 10 years. This year we can boast with 90% of our matriculants on the programme passing their Grade 12 exams with Bachelors’ Endorsements (compared to a national average of 26%). At least... read more

New Grade 8 learners chosen

After a careful selection process, Vision AfriKa has now chosen the 40 Grade 8 learners who will join its educational development programme for this year. The students were picked from among 70 applicants based on how effectively they answered the questions posed to... read more

Vision AfriKa is on Instagram

Follow Vision AfriKa on Instagram at @Vision_AfriKa. You will find photos of daily activities and special events and it is a quick and easy way to stay up to date with the school. On the 12th of March we will be posting photos taken by learners at the Tech day. read more

Vision AfriKa hosts prize-giving ceremony

Vision AfriKa celebrated the hard work of its Grade 1 learners over the last year by hosting a prize-giving evening at the end of November. The event, which was held at the Ikhaya Trust Centre in the Kayamandi township, started with a slide show as the parents... read more

3D printers, we are seeing double!

Vision AfriKa is the very proud owner of two Makerbot 3D printers. Autodesk donated these versatile and very exciting printers. At the Tech days learners have been learning how to work and design in Tinkercad, software allows the user the design 3D objects and then... read more