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Upcoming Webinar: Assessing the effectiveness of mathematics and science education interventions in schools

6 September  2022

An effective and equal system of education for all South Africans is a crucial government policy objective. To achieve this requires structural and ideological re-imagining of the education system, particularly with regard to the improvement of learner participation and performance in mathematics and science. These subjects, as expressed in key national policy frameworks, remain at the centre of transformation for a better society, and provide the basis for successful modern living. In 2020, the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), established a committee on mathematics and science education in schools to conduct a policy study in order to understand why learner performance in mathematics and science subjects remains unsatisfactory in spite of interventions, initiated by government, NGOs and donors.

A draft report on “Assessing the effectiveness of mathematics and science education interventions in schools” has been completed. The study seeks to answer the following key questions:
• What are the interventions that have been implemented in schools, districts, provinces and national level to improve performance in Mathematics and Science?
• What impact, if any, have these interventions had on improving performance?
• What factors were responsible for the interventions that have succeeded?
• To what extent were the interventions that were in place appropriate for addressing the problem at hand? Were these sufficiently targeted to achieve impact?

Click here to register and for enquires email: Ms. Mavis Masia or via Cell: 083 988 1851

Webinar: Assessing the Viability of Utility Scale Energy Storage in South Africa
16 August 2022
  • The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), established a Committee on Energy Storage to consider and provide direction for the successful development of an energy storage market in South Africa. The committee consisted of energy storage experts from state-owned companies (SOCs), science councils, academic institutions, and local government. The recently completed policy study assesses the market viability of a utility-scale stationary energy storage with a particular focus on the industrial, commercial transport, local government and residential sectors and provide policy recommendations for the development of different market segments in South Africa. The report seeks to answer two policy questions, namely:
    • How should the South African government enable the development and growth of a utility-scale stationary energy storage market in the country, given its available policy levers and best practices globally?
    • If the South African fiscus is to invest in accelerating the uptake and adoption of utility-scale energy storage, how to prioritise efforts and investment into possible interventions needed by the country to unlock this market potential?

    NACI cordially invites you to a stakeholder engagement webinar on the viability of utility scale energy storage in South Africa.

  • Enquiries: Contact Ms. Mavis Masia via email: