International Day of Education

On this day, the 24th of January, the annual International Day of Education is observed, which sees all players such as government, the private sector and civil society organisations participate in dialogue on issues related to learning. With the new school year officially in full swing, the focus falls on learners being able to make the most of the resources at their disposal to reach academic success in 2020. In light of this, Steve Thobela, an executive at Novus Holdings, one of Southern Africa's largest print production and manufacturing operations, urges local schools who may be contemplating switching to digital education at the expense of book-based learning this year, to be cautious. Thobela says that electronic means should be introduced to complement learning via textbooks, rather than replace books altogether. Steve Thobela speaks to Channel Africa's Lebogang Mabange...