Africa Rural Education & e-Learning Conference 2022

18th & 19th August 2022

East London Convention Centre

East London, Eastern Cape South Africa

Positioned on the Esplanade, the East London Convention Centre has magical views of the Indian Ocean and is only a 15 minute drive from East London Airport, the Industrial Development Zone and all major industries. This East London Conference Centre offers a fresh Eastern Cape alternative to the Business Tourism sector, locally and internationally. State-of-the-art facilities include a 600-seater auditorium, an exhibition floor that can display a large vehicle, a major hall capable of seating 1 400 Schoolroom-style and 2 150 cinema-style as well as boardrooms. The East London International Convention Centre features 2 restaurants (on the 1st Floor and Mezzanine Level) and both offer quality menus with delectable, mouthwatering cuisine.

The new East London International Convention Centre was nominated for a Business Travel Award 2010 by the prestigious international publication Business Destinations, and also as a finalist in the HICA 2010, ‘Best new non-hotel tourism investment’ category.

About The Conference

Only one in 10 people from low-income families attain a bachelor’s degree by the age of 25. Rural districts face an even harder task than their urban counterparts….

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Presented By Federated Management Institute

Join us, as we try to bring rural education to the same level as that of the urban student.

This 2-day event filled with tracks, demonstrations, exhibitions and presentations seeks to address these disparities and socio-economic issues that have continued to haunt the progress of the rural teacher and student. It will also delve on technology and access to internet for rural students. The pandemic has even had greater effect on rural education, now that students have been introduced to schooling remotely. 

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Meet The Speakers

Dr MM Maphutha
Deputy Director: Post-School Teacher Education
Department of Higher Education and Training
Zaheera Soomar
Global Education and Skills
Anglo American
Russell Davies
Peter J. Wells
Chief, Higher Education
Gideon Seun Olanrewaju
Chief Executive
Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi)
Grover Abrahams
Managing Director: Learning and Systems
Verve Digital-Learning & Systems
Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
Comparative & International Education Consultant
Mauritz Kotze
SA SchoolCoding
Anita Van Vuuren
Deputy Chief Education Specialist
Western Cape Department of Education
Madelein Meiring
Regional Sales Director
South Africa, McGraw Hill Education
Busisiwe Madikizela-Theu
Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
Agyei Fosu
Department of Information Technology
Walter Sisulu University
Prof.Olivier Werner
Director of GMMDC
Nelson Mandela University
Prof Macalane Malindi
Associate Professor
North West University
Dr Blanche Ntombizodwa Hadebe-Ndlovu
Lecturer: School of Social Sciences and Language
University of Freestate
Dr. Mario Marais
Principal Researcher
Gaurav Sharma
Founder & CEO
EduWeb Consulting
Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa
Sikhululekile Mashingaidze
Good Governance Africa
Prof Tsoaledi Daniel Thobejane
Associate Professor-Gender and Economic Development; Education
University of Venda
Merle Mansfield
Programme Director
Zero Dropout Campaign
Dr. Mmaki Jantjies
Head of Innovation and Transformation
Nicola Harris
The Click Foundation
Vivian Onano
Leading Light Initiative
Trueman Hama Mabumbo
Dzidzo Paden Imfundwe'ndlini
Janine Davids
General Manager
Skills Enhancement Group SA (SEGSA)
Dr Herman Moolman
CEO-Online learning consultant
HBM Edu Tech
Jaco Myburgh
TTS Consulting & Design
Dr. Janine Händel
Roger Federer Foundation
Dr Ayanda Deliwe
Nelson Mandela University
Andrew Moore
Educational Technology Trainer
Dr. Geoffrey van der Voort
Circuit Inspector
Western Cape Department of Education
Angie Maloka
Senior Manager: Education & Community Programmes
MTN SA Foundation
Dr. Akanimo Odon
Africa Business Strategist| International Education & Research Expert
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Patricia Nofumba
SES-eLearning Coordinator
Eastern Cape Department of Education
Babalwa Puzi
Senior Education Specialist- Buffalo City Metro District
Eastern Cape Department of Education
Noluthando Mqakelana
Partnerships Manager
Data Innovators
Mpumelelo Khumalo
Managing Executive Eastern Region
Vodacom South Africa
Lutho Siyabulela Kota-Mgwali
Director: E-Teaching and Learning
Eastern Cape Department of Education
Lou Billett
Project Manager
African Angels Trust

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