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The Teacher Development Project

The teacher development iCount project was successfully completed during the first school term in order to allow teachers to continue with its further implementation during the second term. SAIA members from the Consumer Education Committee attended a workshop at the Voortrekker High School which was well attended.

All SAIA members and teachers were impressed with the iCount content and material. It was a very active workshop with vibrant activities and a lot of interaction.


SAIA’s financial literacy project a world first for South Africa

Compulsory fund contribution by the South African short-term insurance industry towards improving the financial literacy education of the nation is a world first and is being used internationally as a best-practice model.

“This is something that our industry can be justifiably proud of,” says Michael McCann, chairman of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) Consumer Education Committee.


Stop the Secrecy Bill in 2012!

Right 2 KnowThe Secrecy Bill remains a threat to the free flow of information that feeds South Africa's democracy. You can check out this page for a summary of the current problems with the Secrecy Bill, as well as a link to the R2K founding statement, R2K Freedom Test, and a recent presentation that unpacks the current version of the Secrecy Bill in some detail.


Issue of the Moment: Freedom of Speech in South Africa

Journalist Gill Moodie publishes a guide to what the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal tribunal and the Protection of Information bill might mean for freedom of speech in South Africa. The South African Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is leading the fight against the POI Bill and state-appointed media tribunal, saying they will curb media freedom in a manner that is unconstitutional.


Call for Entries - 33rd Durban International Film Festival

The 33rd edition of Durban International Film Festival will take place from 19 to 29 July 2012. The festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South African and Africa. Screenings will take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival calls for entries from around the world.