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Shining A Light on Depression & Anxiety in Schools

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The KZN Science Centre has once again partnered with the provincial education department in an effort to address the issues of depression and anxiety in our schools. By working with fellow non-profit, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, the KZNSC has managed the implementation of specialised training for 60 department officials in the coping mechanism associated with depression in youth….

Reaching Out to the Inanda Township

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In this year’s effort to make science more accessible to our under resourced schools, the KZN Science Centre’s outreach team targeted one of the larger no-fee-paying high schools Inanda Comprehensive in the Inanda township. A week was spent conducting all of the recommended CAPS practical experiments with the Grade 10; 11 and 12 learners. Each learner was given the opportunity to…

Supporting Maritime Studies through Mathematics

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The KZN Science Centre, through our partnership with parastatal giant Transnet (Pty)Ltd, has joined forces with their Maritime School of Excellence (MSoE) in the conceptualisation and development of a Mathematics bridging course for their young cadets to undertake as part of their preparation for their maritime training. To date the course has seen the first intake of 50 participants, all of…

#Gelezanegagasi: Encouraging Learning. Rewarding Excellence

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Local radio station Gagasi FM hosted their annual Back to School event together with The KZN Science on Tuesday 20 Jan 2015. The day was dedicated to awarding several excelling primary, secondary and tertiary learners with useful sponsorships ranging from school uniforms, to stationery and bursaries. Gagasi FM invests each year in assisting learners with some of the essential items toward…

Transnet (MSoE) Bridges In the Gap

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This month marks the commencement of the Mathematics Bridge-In programme that The KZN Science Centre is implementing with SA’s largest rail port and pipeline company Transnet (Pty) Ltd through their Maritime School of Excellence. The programme will see 100 participants undergoing supplementary maths education in an effort to prepare them for their Maritime training thereafter. Participants were sharply dressed in their…

The KZN Science Centre assists in creating a brighter future – Matric 2014

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The 6th of January marked a momentous achievement in many of our learners’ lives as Matric 2014 results were officially released at schools across Kwa-Zulu Natal. Over 500 000 learners sat to write the national examination which for many is the key that will unlock a vast array of opportunities for a successful future. Throughout the year The KZN Science Centre works through…

The KZN Science Centre taking Science to new heights!

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The KZN Science Centre will be participating in the upcoming World Space Week which is due to take place from Thursday, December 4th until Sunday, December 7th. It’s an international celebration of Space Science. Both adults and children can catch the KZN Science team members conducting exciting science shows as well as view interactive activities. Everyone can also enjoy an exhibition…

Tyburn Primary emerges as winners of the SAP First Lego League 2014 competition

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The First Lego League competition, sponsored by global software giant SAP, took place at the KZN Department of Education Training Institute in Durban on Saturday, November 1st. The competition was organised by The KZN Science Centre who supported, trained and prepared the learners throughout the year. After an exciting day’s competition, it all came down to a nail biting finish when…

Mr. Mandla Mkhwanazi appointed Deputy Chairman of The KZN Science Centre

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In the interests of furthering its ambitions to become one of the provinces and country’s leading Non-Profit Organizations (NPO), The KZN Science Centre has appointed Mr. Mandla Mkhwanazi as Deputy Chairman of The KZN Science Centre. Mr. Mkhwanazi, in an advisory role to The KZN Science Centre, will be looking to maximize and maintain the popularity and efficacy enjoyed by the…

Global software giant SAP sponsors the First Lego League Competition

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It’s that time of the year again when the exciting SAP sponsored First Lego League competition takes place on the 1 November 2014at the KZN Department of Education Training Institute. Schools have been preparing throughout the year for the title of First Lego League KZN champions. First Lego League is a competition that gets learners thinking about global issues and giving…

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