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Stephen Andrew Malcolm

Educator, Gauteng Department of Education

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa

I have a passion for education. Learning is a life-long process. I also have strong views about accepting others for who they are.

Contact details

M: +27846242220

Web presence

Business Address

Roosevelt High School, Randburg, South Africa, 2195

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Educator | Roosevelt High School |

Previous Position(s)

Educator: Grade 10 to 12 Physical Sciences | Yeshiva College of South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Teaching Grade 10 to 12 Physical Sciences. Despite being open about my sexual orientation and the fact that I am openly gay, due to work-place discrimination my probationary period was extended and the contract was not made permanent.

Educator | Gauteng Department of Education & Sandringham high School Governing Body | Sandringham High School
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Acting Sciences Head of Department in 2008; Grade 8 Grade Head in 2010
Grade 8 and 9 Natural Sciences.
Grade 10, 11 and 12 Life Sciences.
Grade 10, 11 and 12 Physical Sciences.
Timetable co-ordinator using ACTion Programme.
School Administration: Marks and Reports using Pencil Box.
Facilitated NCS Training in Natural Sciences in July 2006.

Quality Controller | MERMAR TV
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2004

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

MEMAR TV were contracted to produce digital video programmes by the Ethiopian Educational Ministry for broadcasting across Ethiopia based on the Ethiopian curriculum for Grades 9 to 12.
Check and correct content, language, spelling, graphics and learning approach of Grade 9 to Grade 12 Biology Programmes.

Educator | Sir John Adamson High School
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2006

Academia, Education and Training

Taught Grade 8 and 9 Natural Sciences and Grade 10 Biology
Extramural Activities:
Assistant soccer coach; Athletics official, Volleyball coach and Junior and Senior Inter-House Drama.

Life Sciences Programme Co-ordinator | College of Science | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training

One year part time Contract)
Contracted to manage and co-ordinate set up and pilot the Life Sciences component of the College of Sciences Certificate in Science, a distance programme of the first year College of Science course.
Co-ordinator and Learner support: Co-ordinate and manage the programme and support distance learners.
Materials Developer: Development of tutorial material and assignments.
Senior Tutor: Tutored the distance learners face-to-face once a month and tutored two groups of learners within the full-time College of Science programme.

Examiner, Assessor and Moderator | ABET Directorate |
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2000 - 2003

Academia, Education and Training

Developed and set the 2001, 2002 and 2003 ASECA Life and Earth Sciences and the ASECA Physical Sciences examinations for the IEB, which were moderated and controlled by SAFCERT.
Marked ASECA Mathematics papers in 1998, the ASECA Life Sciences Papers (in 2001 and 2002) and the Physical Sciences paper (2002).
Moderated the Physical Sciences Paper (2001

Training Consultant | ASECA Programme | SACHED
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1998 - 2003

Academia, Education and Training

Facilitator & Trainer: Facilitated training workshops to train educators in the learning areas Natural Science and Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences in the principles of ABET learning, OBE methodology, Assessment Practices, Developing Integrated Learning Programmes, Developing Learner Support Materials and Tutoring and Supporting Distance Learners for ABET programmes in Business, Community Based organisations and the Gauteng, Northern province and Free Sate Education Departments (ABET Directorate) .
Materials Developer: Core member of team of Material Developers of training courses in Principles of Adult and Distance Education, OBE methodology in Science and Mathematics, Assessment Principles, Management of ABET Projects and Train the Trainer training programmes for the organisation and Developing Integrated Learning Programmes and Developing Learner Support Materials for the GDE (ABET Directorate).
Curriculum Developer: Reworked ASECA GET (Grade 9 equivalent) Combined Science Learning and ASECA FET (Grade 12 equivalent) Natural Science learning Programme for accreditation by Committee of University Principles into two separate Programmes (Life & Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences Programmes) and developed Unit Standards to lodge with SAQA for the ASECA Combined Sciences, Life and Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences courses.
Assessor and Moderator: Assessed Mathematics placement instruments, Natural Science, Mathematical Literacy and Mathematics assignments, moderated tutor assessment of Natural Science, Mathematical Literacy and Mathematics assignments and development of Combined Science, Life and Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences assessment tools (Modular Assignments, Modular tests and Modular Examinations for the UNISA ABET Institute).
Tutor: Tutored learners in the Natural Science courses (Biology and Physical Science) at Gauteng Youth College, Lera-la-tsephe in Qwa Qwa and Masibambane College in Orange Farm, clients of SACHED Trust.
Quality Controller: Conducted in-service visits for all trained ASECA tutors in the Northern Province, Gauteng, Eastern Cape and the Free State.
Project Manager: Managed the ABET Programme for ASECA at Standard Bank (Johannesburg).

Educator | Roseleigh Girls High School / Rand Tutorial College
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1997 - 1998

Academia, Education and Training

Taught Grade 8 and 9 General Science
Taught Grade 10 to Grade 12 Biology.
Taught Grade 10 and Grade 11 Physical Science
Remained at the school until the school closed down and declared bankruptcy.
The school was bought out by Rand Tutorial College but due to ideological differences with management as mediator for parents and learners who remained at the school the contract was terminated.

Educator | Edenvale High School | Gauteng Department of Education
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1996 - 1996

Academia, Education and Training

Temporary post as Standard 7 and Standard 8 Biology teacher for teacher on study leave.

Educator | Bedfordview Christian College
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1996 - 1996

Academia, Education and Training

Post as Standard 2 to 7 General Science and Standard 5 to 7 Mathematics teacher. contract was terminated due to my sexual orientation when I 'came out'.

Educator | Mondeor Primary School | Gauteng Department of Education
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1995 - 1995

Academia, Education and Training

Temporary post as Standard 3, 4 and 5 General Science Teacher. Extramural activities included Tennis and Soccer.

Educator | Glenanda Primary School | Transvaal Department of Education/Gautneg Department of Education
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1994 - 1994

Academia, Education and Training

Temporary post as Standard 3, 4 and 5 General Science teacher in the post of a teacher seconded to Glenvista High School.

Educator | Glenvista High School | Transvaal Department of Education
Johannesburg | 1994 - 1994

Academia, Education and Training

Temporary post as Standard 6, 7 and 8 Biology teacher in the post of a teacher on maternity leave.

Tutor | Botany Department | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1993 - 1993

Academia, Education and Training

Tutor for Botany I practicals assisting first year students and marking practical work.

Educational history


Athlone Boys High, Johannesburg (1988)


University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - present

Master of Science - Science Education

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

BSc Honours - Science Education with Distinction

Education course in Language and Learning Theories, Practical Work, Science-Technology-Society (STS) Education, Issues in Curriculum Development; Physics and Chemistry Content Course and Research Project on 'Aspects of the Development of Scientific Literacy and Implementing an STS Module'.

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg | 1993 - 2009

HDip Ed / PCGE - Science Education

Passed HDipEd in 1993 but Graduation was pending successful completion of additional course, namely Physics I through UNISA and graduated in 2009.

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg | 1989 - 1993

BSc - Life Sciences

Completed my BSc in Zoology and Botany, Mathematics 1, Chemistry 1, Complimentary Biological Sciences and Biblical and religious Studies


Shortlist and nomination

Aggrey Klaaste Maths, Science and Technology Awards | 2007

Nominated by Gauteng INSEN Natural Sciences Facilitator from District D9 for the award. Criteria for the awards include an educator's track record in producing good results, passion for the subject and how to instill a love of the subject among learners, leading by example, respected by their community, and their involvement in the communities they serve.

media exposure

The Star, Newspaper | 1999

Quoted in various press releases for the 10th Annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade.

Molo Fish, SABC 1 | 1996

During 1996, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) co-produced a thirteen-hour television drama series, Molo Fish, known as Ekhaya in Canada. Produced by Kurira Films International of South Africa and Innercity Films Inc of Canada. Appeared as an extra and policeman in the made-for-TV drama set in the 70's and 80's in South Africa and also in locations worldwide, including Canada. Molo Fish was distributed by the SABC in Africa and by CBC throughout Europe and North America

Crux, SABC Television | 2001

Interviewed as member of Gay Community on 'Crux on SABC Television to discuss aspects of a book entitled
"THE PINK AGENDA: Sexual Revolution in South Africa and the Ruin of the Family", by Christine Mc Cafferty with Peter Hammond.

Felica Show, SABC Television | 2000

Guest Appearance on Show dealing with 'Coming Out'.




Registered member, 2003 - present

SACE is the South African Council for Educators. Its Mission is to enhance the status of the teaching profession, and to promote the development of educators and their professional conduct.


Member, 2006 - present

NAPTOSA is registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as a Trade Union. Its membership includes in excess of 43,000 State employed members and a further 6,000 School Governing Body, College Council and Independent School members, making a total of almost 50,000 members, is the second largest union in the education sector.



Volunteer Trainer, 2002 - 2003

Facilitation of workshops on Domestic Violence, Gender and Gender based violence in Sabie and Kliptown (2002).

National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality

Member of the National Executive Council , 1998 - 2001

As a member of the NEC the decision to launch the campaign to to legalise same-sex marriage was taken in 1999.
As member of the NEC decision was made to transform organisation from a coalition of gay and lesbian organisations and form the Equality Project.

Johannesburg PRIDE Organising Committee

Organising Committee, 1998 - 2001

Parade Coordinator (1998).Duties included liaison with Metropolitan Council for permission, route planning, marshal co-ordination and management of Parade portfolio committee.
Co-Chair Person with Ms Sharon Cooper for the 10th Annual Lesbian and Gay Pride parade(1999).Duties included overall management of event, liaison with community members, facilitating naming of street corner after Simon Nkoli, chairing meetings and media representation.
Consultant (2000 and 2001)

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