Career indaba

SABC Education Career Indaba draws 5000 students to the Sandton Convention Centre

“We are taking SABC Education Career Indaba to the next level”

Radio pioneer, Gareth Cliff, The Parlotones frontman, Kahn Morbee and leading organisations such as Rand Water, Liberty and South African Airways, are just some of the exciting names we look forward to having at this year’s SABC Education Career Indaba.

2015 sees the fourth edition of the annual Career Indaba expo at the Sandton Convention Centre from 18-19 May. Career Indaba is a free-to-attend student event, and for the first time will host a dedicated Parent Networking Evening between 17:00-19:00 on 18 May 2015

“Last year we signed a historic three-year partnership with SABC Education and since then we have been taking Career Indaba to the next level” says Event Director, Tanya Jackman.

Rand Water’s Graduate programme:

Rand Water is this year’s platinum sponsor, Education & Development Practitioner Yvonne Nel explains: “SABC Education Career Indaba is the ideal platform through which Rand Water can make students aware of our initiatives and objectives. Skills development plays a vital role in our organisation, which is why we will be providing students with the opportunity to take up positions in our internships, provide bursaries, offer apprentices and graduate development programmes at Career Indaba 2015”.

Also exhibiting at Career Indaba is gold sponsor: Liberty, silver sponsor: South African Airways, and bronze sponsors: Lafarge and South African Jockey Academy.

Universities and further education institutions provide the answers:

The University of South Africa (UNISA), University of Johannesburg (UJ), Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETs) and many more education institutions, will be looking for bright young students to recruit. Danie Swart, Head of SABC Education further explains “SABC Education understands the importance of equipping learners with the right knowledge to ensure that they are able to make informed decisions about their study and career paths.”

Students will have access to many of the answers they may be looking for from leading corporates, universities and employers.

Interactive workshops:

There will be a two-day workshop programme designed to help students develop the skills needed to support post school and university decision making. Career Indaba’s Tanya Jackman, adds: “this year we have partnered with various companies in order to make sure we have a variety of topics in our workshop programme that will educate and up skill students” Some of the workshops presented by Careers24, Bizcommunity, and SA Study will cover topics such as: CV writing, preparing for an interview and the difference between university and the workplace. To view the full workshop programme visit:

Celebrity guests:

Gareth Cliff, founder of Cliff Central and Kahn Morbee, lead singer of The Parlotones will be joining Career Indaba 2015 as celebrity guests. Students will have the opportunity to interact with them during their dedicated workshops slots aimed at inspiring students to work hard and reach for their dreams. With the host of top employers, local universities and TVETs that will be at this year’s event, parents are encouraged to attend Career Indaba with their children and assist them in realising their potential.Visitors and parents can register online for their free pass at:


Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, 18-19 May 2015
Times:  Monday 09h00-19h00; Tuesday 09h00-15h00
Location:  Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
Marketing Coordinator: Zara Eckles
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Tel: +27 21 700 3541
Fax: +27 21 700 3501


Recognise and reward the teachers - 2015 Stars in Education Teachers Awards

Do you know of a teacher that is doing great work in your community?

 Encourage them to ENTER the 2015 Stars in Education Teachers Awards

Someone that goes the extra mile for her/his learners by doing extra curricular projects within a school or community? Most of these teachers are running these projects with limited budgets and do this in their spare time.  Does this project have an impact in your school or community? It is time to say thank you to these teachers and reward them for their hard work that makes a change in their community and in the lives of others.


All you have to do is, you have to encourage them to enter the Stars in Education Teachers Awards on 


Pearson SA, MindsetTV, MetroFM and Argo would like to hear of these teachers that are making an impact!


View the current entries that have already entered and vote for your teacher!



Recognise and reward teachers for the essential role they play in society

By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , CEO of Argo


How come every conversation about education starts with “the problem in education is….”?  If we take a step back, then we can see education as an opportunity, to inspire our children to love learning, so that they can grow into what they were meant to be. And if it’s all about leadership and inspiration, then why are we focusing all our energy on what content needs to be taught in the classroom, while we miss the essential element – the teacher, who determines whether children love learning or lose interest as more content is shoved down their throats?


How do we recognise great teachers who inspire others?


We all remember a teacher, who made a difference in our lives, who inspired and shaped our future – but very often we don’t have the confidence to thank the teacher, before we leave school. So, now you have the chance to make an impact. Nominate a great teacher, or ask your children which teacher they love and help them to nominate this teacher, so that we don’t lose these great teachers. The Stars in Education Teachers Awards is designed to recognise those teachers, who are great role models in the classroom and their communities and who inspire others with their actions. They understand that:


"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats


The fire is starting on social media

The Stars in Education Teachers Awards has just been launched on a range of social and digital media platforms so, join us in encouraging teachers to believe in their value, and entering great teachers. October is the month for celebrating teachers, so it’s now that we can say thanks to that special teacher that made a difference in our lives, by honouring teachers out there, who share their light with others, who go beyond filling buckets, to inspire learners to be more than they thought they could be. If you need any inspiration, watch some of the previous winners on youtube, as they share what the campaign has done for them, their learners and their communities.


It’s about working together to improve education

The Stars in Education Teachers Awards is supported by social leaders: Pearson, SACE, SADTU, Mindset TV  and MetroFM, who understand that we need to work together to support the Government and social transformation. The impact of the campaign extends far beyond a competition. Leading NGO’s who do grass roots work with the campaign receive media support from Argo and leading brands make social investment decisions, based on their exposure to the winning teachers. Pitso Kekana, the head of Corporate Citizenship for Samsung South Africa explains that:


“Had it not been for Argo and the Stars in Education Teacher Awards, Samsung would not have found the School located 80 kilometres from Polokwane’s city centre where the 2013 Stars in Education Teachers Awards winner, Dungile Maponyane teaches. Samsung has donated a Smart Classroom, equipped with 40 tablets, a printer, eBoard and more to Bathokwa Secondary.  The handover of the Smart Classroom takes place during October, to celebrate teachers”.


“Winning the 2013 Stars in Education Awards is one of the greatest opportunities I ever had in my life. It has opened doors of success and recognition for the DTMSC project.  Educators it takes effort and passion to do extra work to help the community in either way, do it, face the challenges and never quit” says Dungile Maponyane.


If you would like to make a difference in education, connect with Argo to explore ideas on how we can achieve quality education together.

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