The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for an emerging project manager or arts administrator to develop skills, working on the 2016 ACT | UJ Creative Conference. The internship is available to entry-level project managers and arts professionals interested in gaining experience and skills in a professional environment. The position will be full-time for three months (January to March), based at the ACT offices in Braamfontein. A monthly stipend will be offered, in line with industry standards. The internship aims to reinforce professionalism and stable work ethics through the development of written, verbal and analytical skills. The intern will gain understanding through experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge. Focus areas include event planning and implementation, logistics, research, communication, marketing, social media management, networking and monitoring and evaluation. “Participating in a process of this nature presents a valuable opportunity for an emerging arts manager to gain practical experience. ACT is passionate about investing in the employability and growth of young practitioners and we are delighted that with the upcoming conference we are in a position to demonstrate the potential of such engagements by working with one of last year’s interns, Anastasia Pather, as Project Manager of the 2016 conference,” says CEO of ACT, Pieter Jacobs. Applicants must be based in Johannesburg and be available from January until March 2016. Experience in marketing and social media management will be favourably viewed. Internship applications are due on or before Monday 7th of December 2015. Please follow the following link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FwIOx33Psb6-XtfPaj_aPnStEpP4vobwwSOm5moi5hM/viewform?usp=send_form The 2016 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, entitled “#creativeintersection”, is presented by the Arts & Culture Trust, and UJ Arts & Culture, in partnership with the . . .
A big orange BUZZ will drive around Johannesburg with loud music, cool vibes, young students and entrepreneurs to promote its entrepreneurship element at several locations in the streets of Johannesburg. This BUZZ is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands enabling meet and greets to happen with children of all ages, students and young entrepreneurs at different locations around the City. This aims to bring them into contact with young successful South African entrepreneurs and to show them what possibilities are available for them in the future, as well as inspire them to consider being entrepreneurs as well. Education and entrepreneurship are important pillars of House of the Future (the conference being hosted at the Turbine Hall by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). For more info on House of the Future www.houseofthefuture.co.za The BUZZ will start its journey on Friday 13 November, along with the Ambassador Marisa Gerards, students of #COCREATEMYCITY and a selection of entrepreneurs who will drive with the BUZZ to Diepsloot to attend the opening of the JOZI Business Hub. The hub, which will be opened by representatives from Absa, Experian SA, Rhiza Babuyile and the Dutch Embassy, aims to assist unemployed youth to find employment through Rhiza Babuyile's network of sponsors. They will also support those who embrace their entrepreneurial spirit by setting up their own small businesses. Free goodies, picture-twitter-competitions, the transportation of VIPs and the stops at interesting neighbourhoods, hope to attract a young and vibrant audience. Young entrepreneurs from the JOZI Business Hub will design the clothes for the Fashion Show that will take place during the Trade Reception of House of the Future on Tuesday 17 November. On Saturday 14 November, the first stop that the BUZZ makes is the Royal Haskoning DHV Saturday School, who will invite other schools to join a session on entrepreneurship. In the . . .
Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation Tel: +27 21 701 0328 www.WhereRainbowsMeet.org PRESS RELEASE 13 NOVEMBER 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Help Give 5,000+ Children A Christmas This Year Vrygrond, Cape Town, South Africa November 11, 2015-Where Rainbows Meet, a constructive non-profit organisation in Vrygrond Cape Town, South Africa has started a crowdfunding campaign through Jumpstarter South Africa to help the impoverished children of the community this Christmas. Starting this November, the locally founded non-profit organisation Where Rainbows Meet has begun its Adopt a Child for Christmas Campaign, focusing on providing some of the world’s most victimized children with a real Christmas. The organisation would like to raise over ZAR 15,000.00 to fund the campaign this Christmas season. This event not only provides basic necessities to the children of the community, but also shows them that they are not forgotten, unloved, or condemned to a life of poverty. More than often, children in the community face abuse and neglect from their parents and extreme violence into their adult years. The campaign was first attempted in 2014 and was a resounding success with the project raising over ZAR 100,000.00, over 10 times the fundraising goal of ZAR 10,000.00. This success allowed the organization to provide not only food, clothes, and medicine to over 2,500 children, but also toys, hygiene materials, education materials, and even a safe and fun community event for the people to enjoy. This year, Where Rainbows Meet hopes to surpass last year with a bigger impact through this campaign in order to give back to its community in a unique fashion. The very active nature of the organization paired with its very real presence in the hearts and minds of the local community means that every donation will make a real difference in the lives of these children and will not be just another drop in the bucket. “I’m really excited to be part . . .
The Netherlands Embassy in South Africa is hosting a 5 day event entitled ‘The House of the Future’ at the Turbine Hall from 16 – 20 November 2015. Visit the website www.houseofthefuture.co.za to see the full programme. Here key South African and Dutch thought leaders, industry stakeholders and government officials from the Netherlands will come together to generate solutions for our shared challenges in the health, logistics, energy, agri-food, water, education and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship, innovation and internationalization have been key drivers behind the economic prosperity of both The Netherlands and South Africa. Education is key and co-create is the instrument. Projects that showcase co-creation between South Africa and The Netherlands is the Co-create My City project. South African and Dutch students team up to co-create innovative solutions for local urban challenges identified by the City of Johannesburg. In the StartSAUp! event, panellists will engage the audience on the role universities can play in generating entrepreneurs. Interactive discussions will allow young (potential) entrepreneurs to express their visions, enable them to ask questions and share their future aspirations. Honourable Minister Lindiwe Zulu and influential South African and Dutch Entrepreneurs will inspire and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of the audience. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint hearted; being a female entrepreneur brings even more challenges and opportunities. In women and entrepreneurship, Guest of Honour and key note speaker, Minister of Women in the Presidency, Ms. Susan Shabangu will talk about female entrepreneurship. “House of the Future provides a unique opportunity to rethink what our tomorrow should look like. Our ability to fundamentally challenge the status quo lies in our shared experiences, visions and ideas” says Marisa Gerards, Netherlands Ambassador to South Africa. Key topics that are so relevant in South . . .
Introducing South Africa’s first fully-bilingual Adventure-based language learning App Game designed to help South African kids feel comfortable with and learn their second language. Here in South Africa, much like in other countries, children are required to pass both their home and second language tests in order to move through to the next grade. A fail in their second language results in the child repeating the year, regardless of whether or not other subjects were passed with flying colours. In South Africa, fun education (written or digital) is available in either English or Afrikaans, with nothing available in both languages simultaneously. It’s very difficult for a child (and even adults) to become comfortable with and learn a second language when they can’t understand the instructions given in that language. Additionally, many parents working full-time struggle to find the time and resources to help their kids pass their second language assessment tests, mostly because they either don’t know the second language themselves or because they don’t have time to sit with them and translate all the materials. The answer was to create a game that could be played in both languages at once; where everything said and written is first done so in English then immediately repeated in Afrikaans, giving children a chance to hear and read what is said in their mother tongue as well as in their second language. The interactive learning part comes in when the player/child is asked find what Owen is looking for then answer all questions in their second language. Answers are provided through text and audio, leaving the child to key the correct answer into a pop-up keyboard in the game – and kids just love to push buttons, don’t they! Owen’s Adventures makes it as simple as letting your child get comfortable on the couch, in the garden or in the car on the way to the mall, then start the game and play. Besides installation, no parental assistance is required. The . . .
This informational leaflet contains summary information about the different types of telescopes and the most common beginner's mistakes. If you're just getting started in astronomy, operating your first telescope - arm yourself with patience and persistence. You will certainly succeed if you follow the user manual instructions, as well as the recommendations described below. Perhaps you will want to expand your instrument’s capabilities over time – in this case you will need to acquire additional telescope accessories. But first, you should learn to operate your telescope in its basic configuration. Learn more about your telescope’s optical design Reflector. The reflector telescope uses a mirror to gather and focus the light. Depending on the design, the main mirror may be parabolic or spherical. The produced image is reversed upside down and flipped left to right. This does not affect the observed celestial objects, but such telescope design is not suitable for observing terrestrial objects. Refractor. The refractor telescope uses lenses to gather and focus the light. If you equip a refracting telescope with a diagonal prism or mirror, you will be able to observe terrestrial objects as well. The images become upright (but still left-right reversed). Mirror-lens telescopes (catadioptric). The two-mirror telescopes, including two most popular designs - the Schmidt-Cassegrain and the Maksutov-Cassegrain. Catadioptric telescopes have more compact dimensions compared to reflectors. As refractors, they are able to produce non-reversed images (using a diagonal mirror or prism) and, therefore, are suitable for terrestrial observations. Learn more about your telescope mount Altazimuth mount. This simple mount allows a telescope to move freely in altitude (up and down) and in azimuth (left to right along the horizon). It is also often called an alt-azimuth mount. A simple example of an alt-azimuth mount is a standard camera tripod. Equatorial mount. . . .
Former alumna, Hon. Mcebisi Jonas set to deliver exhilarating keynote address during the event’s gala dinner Ilinge Primary School is proud to announce its two-day festivities from 29-30 October 2015 in celebration of its 50th founding anniversary and to further strengthen its foundation for the future of education in Uitenhage and the Nelson Mandela Bay region. The celebrations will kick-start with a sports day and fun run on Thursday, 29 October 2015 at the school grounds, and followed by a ceremonial assembly on Friday, 30 October 2015. The Deputy Minister of Finance Hon. Mcebisi Jonas, an alumna of the school, will deliver the keynote at the fundraising gala dinner on Friday evening. For more information: Principal Mlungisi Matana 041 988 1298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Yasikan Naidu from On the Record. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ilinge-Primary-School-395284114004531/timeline/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact On the Record. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Pretoria, South Africa, 26 October 2015 –The SeeBox, by South African company K Measure, took top honours in the Education category in the final round of the African Entrepreneurship Awards, sponsored by BMCE Bank of Africa. Taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco, the competition attracted 5000 entries from 54 countries in Africa and awarded a million Dollars in prize money. The Scientific Engineering Education Box, or SeeBox, took home $150,000 for its potential to develop Africa’s children into engineers. Local entrepreneur and engineer, Johann Kok, developed the solution as an educational game that empowers young people to become participants, rather than victims, of the evolving technology economy. Two of South Africa's leading schools have already committed to the installation of SeeBoxes in their new science centers. When asked about the initiative from the schools, Kok commented that "We are very excited to work with forward-thinking schools and are committed to seeing many young engineers, both boys and girls, emerge from these schools in future. My life’s mission is to educate the next generation of tech nerds in a fun and engaging way.” SeeBox addresses the global shortage of engineers by introducing learners to the core principles of electricity and electronics by means of an easy to use technological solution. The project grew out of the engineer’s childhood experiences tinkering with discarded electronics, which he believes prepared him for a successful career. “It is impressive to learn of this innovative concept that will not merely serve an educational purpose and fill a vacuum in Africa, but elsewhere around the globe too”, said one of the mentors at the African Entrepreneurship Award. SeeBox will be commercially available in early 2016, with public pre-orders opening soon. Author: Mardine Kok from SeeBox, K Measure. More Info link: https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com/winners/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theseebox Facebook: . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, for release 26 October 2015 – 3,500 present and future world leaders met from 14 – 16 October at the Enactus World Cup to showcase entrepreneurial excellence and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better more sustainable world over three unforgettable days of competition, collaboration and celebration. Host country, South Africa, represented by the University of Zululand, advanced to the closely contested Semi-Final round from which, four university teams progressed to the final round with the team from the United Kingdom, represented by the University of Southampton announced as the 2015 Enactus World Champion. A highlight of this world-class event included a riveting talk by the distinguished Chairperson of the African Union, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday evening’s opening ceremony calling for all students of the world to become members of Enactus. Dlamini-Zuma urged business leaders to focus upon Women’s Economic Empowerment and to assist youth business to grow and be sustainable as global development is dependent upon the youth. Enactus recognised the immense impact made by leading South African business leaders and philanthropists, Patrice Motsepe & Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe to advance the social entrepreneurship agenda by jointly awarding them with the 2015 Enactus Entrepreneurial Spirit Award which Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe received on behalf of her and her husband, Patrice. Earlier on Friday afternoon, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe had actively participated in the Action Leaders forum on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Women’s Economic Empowerment communicating her believe that Women’s Economic Empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and should be at the centre of all social impact programmes. The Enactus World Cup included live performances to celebrate the diverse culture of host country, South Africa with a revival performance of Richard Loring’s . . .
(Cape Town - 21 October, 2015) On Saturday 24 October, Swedish pilot Johan Wiklund will land his open-cockpit Moth biplane in Stellenbosch, South Africa, completing an epic Cape-to-Cape flight from Northern Scandinavia. Johan will be met at the Stellenbosch Airfield by Cape Town-based charity Children’s Book Network together with a group of school-age children from Red Hill settlement outside Simon’s Town. The connection? Johan, who has part-funded his trip through crowd-sourcing platform FundedByMe, has pledged to donate any remaining money from his trip to the non-profit organisation, which runs reading and writing-based workshops that include song-writing, puppets, dancing, craft and painting. Johan said: “The goal of my adventure is not just flying from the North Cape (Sweden) to the Cape of Good Hope. While I hope to cover the costs of the trip itself through private funding and sponsors, I also aim to raise money for Children’s Book Network’s to help them ‘make reading cool’.” Johan, an airline pilot with Swedish aviation company SAS, started his flight in July 2015 when he took off from the North Cape in Norway in a 1935 De Havilland 60 Moth biplane. In early September, the second part of his journey saw him fly from Stockholm Barkarby Airport. And on Saturday 24 October, he will fly over the Cape of Good Hope before landing in Stellenbosch. Johan is due to arrive at Stellenbosch Airfield on Saturday 24 October at 15h10* where the children from Red Hill will perform a song written for the occasion. Children to welcome pilot with song Commenting on becoming a beneficiary of Cape-to-Cape 2015, Lesley Beake, co-founder of the Children’s Book Network, said: “Our goal is to bring books to children and children to books by making reading fun and exciting as well as useful. “The children will be part of a workshop on courage – in life as well as in small aeroplanes - with singer-poet Blaq Pearl. They will write their own song of welcome to . . .