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Education innovators honoured at EduWeek Africa

EduWeek Africa, the biggest live education event in sub-Saharan Africa, honoured the best innovators and service providers working to advance and evolve our education system to empower educators and to prepare our students for new ways of working, at the Education Industry Awards on Friday, 15 June.

EduWeek Africa, the largest and most recognised live education event in Sub-Saharan Africa, hosted its annual awards ceremony on 15 June 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

The theme of the exhibition was ‘Education 4.0 for Industry 4.0’, which addressed education’s response to increased automation and data exchange in most industries. EduWeek Africa celebrated all the innovators and service providers that are bridging the gap between education today, and the education of the future at the Education Industry Awards, in key partnership with Pearson South Africa.

Herewith a list of the categories of the nominated suppliers and/or distributors of the year, and an indication of the winners in each category:

Basic Education
  • Impaq
  • Snapplify
  • Edit Microsystems
  • Dr. Lynn Bowie (PhD Mathematics), Maths Coordinator at OLICO Maths Education, receiving the award on behalf of OLICO Maths Education (Category winner).
  • Smart Choice
Basic Education supplier of the year – OLICO Maths Education
TVET & Higher Education
  • Mutonji Mayanda, Didactic Solutions Engineer at FESTO (left) and Dr Nader Imani, Executive Vice President Global Education at FESTO (right), receiving the award on behalf of FESTO (Category winner).
  • Snapplify
  • Christiani GmbH
  • Fundi
TVET & Higher Education supplier of the year – FESTO
Early Childhood Development
  • Edit Microsystems
  • Moves for Life
  • Missing Link
  • Marisa van der Merwe, Mini Chess Founder and CEO, receiving the award on behalf of Mini Chess (Category winner).
  • Impaq
Early Childhood development supplier of the year – Mini Chess
Inclusive Education
  • Sensory Solutions
  • Pieter Labuschagne, Managing Director at Edit Microsystems, receiving the award on behalf of Edit Microsystems (Category winner).
  • EXOLab
Inclusive Education supplier of the year – EditMicro Systems
ICT
  • Parrot Products
  • RS Components
  • Veative
  • Xander (Category winner)
  • Edit Microsystems
Innovation Award
  • Book for Every Child Foundation
  • James Green, Head of Global Business Development at Scanning Pens (left) and Pieter Labuschagne, Managing Director at Edit Microsystems (right), receiving the award on behalf of Edit Microsystems (Category winner).
  • EXOLab
  • Veative
Innovation Award – EditMicro Systems

Individual/Organisation Awards

NGO Impact of the Year
  • FEDSAS
  • iSchoolAfrica Education Trust
  • ORT SA
  • Thanda
  • Alan Whitaker, Founder and CEO of The Billion Child Foundation, receiving the award on behalf of The Billion Child Foundation (Category winner).
  • Symphonia
NGO impact of the year – The Billion Child Foundation
Institution Leader of the Year
  • Alan Whitaker, Founder & CEO, The Billion Child Foundation
  • Edward Mosuwe, Head of Department (Superintendent-General), Gauteng Department of Education (left), (Category winner), receiving the award from Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Academic Director at Pearson (right).
  • Helen Louise Buhrs, CEO, Inscape Education Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Silas Moraila, Principal, Ngwanamatlang Secondary School
  • Makhubedu, Principal, Diepsloot Secondary No3
Institution leader of the year – Edward Mosuwe
ICT Implementer of the Year
  • Dr. Candice Livingston, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Dr. Lynn Bowie (PhD Mathematics), Maths Coordinator at OLICO Maths Education (left), (Category winner), receiving the award from Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Academic Director at Pearson (right).
  • Dimakatso Sefora, HOD, Saron Primary school
  • Jason Fisher, Randfontein High School
ICT Implementer of the Year – Dr. Lynn Bowie
Inspiration Award
  • Kubeshini Govender, Chief Education Specialist, Western Cape Education Department
  • Alan Whitaker, CEO & Founder, The Billion Child Foundation
  • Khangelani W Sibiya, Maths and Science Teacher, Siphumelele Secondary School (Category winner)
  • Ashra Norton Norton, Director and Founder, The Leadership Colleges
  • Shanette Tiquin, Principal, Carleton Jones High School
  • Thato Mfikwe, President, ISOC Gauteng Chapter
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Riaan Van der Bergh, Deputy Provincial Manager (Gauteng) at FEDSAS, accepting the award on behalf of Paul Colditz, CEO at FEDSAS (Category winner).
  • Alan Whitaker, CEO & Founder, The Billion Child Foundation
  • Dr Ali Adam, Chairperson and Founder, 2 Oceans Education Foundation
Lifetime achievement award – Paul Colditz – FEDSA
Learn more about the annual EduWeek, visit www.educationweek.co.za

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