Dept on track to release matric results

2014-12-26 22:03

The education department says all is on track for the release of matric results early next year.

Govt: Limpopo textbook deliveries on track

2014-12-18 13:22

The basic education department is confident "great progress" has been made in solving Limpopo's problems with supplying textbooks to school pupils.


Education Economist, Nicholas Spaull talks to us about the Annual National Assessments. The minister of basic education recently announced the ANA results for 2014, citing dramatic year-on-year improvements in maths and literacy. Here's why the results are not an accurate reflection.

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Dear new doctors

2014-12-13 13:04

I don't want to burst anyone’s bubble, but to all my newly qualified colleagues: this is only the beginning of a very long journey, says Dr Kamela Mahlakwane.

Corporal punishment school remains open

2014-12-11 19:58

Mpumalanga private school has won a court battle to remain open until a decision to close it down has been reviewed.

ANC lauds fight against school closures

2014-12-10 14:21

The ANC has praised those who fought to keep open 17 schools in the Western Cape, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal confirming the closure of all but one of them.

Nothing wrong with curriculum - Motshekga

2014-12-06 11:02

The problem with poor maths marks does not lie with the curriculum, but with how the subject is taught, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

School strippers lure students

2014-12-04 21:28

A Florida college is facing a fraud lawsuit after being accused of using strippers to lure male students.

346 complaints laid against educators - SACE

2014-12-03 21:09

Three hundred and forty-six complaints had been laid against educators since April, the SA Council for Educators say.

Private sector creates unequal education system - report

2014-11-30 18:40

Private sector involvement in education in Africa creates inequalities amongst pupils, according to a report released by several international civil society organisations.

Limpopo textbook delivery 'progressing well'

2014-11-29 07:00

The delivery of textbooks in Limpopo for the 2015 academic year is progressing well, the provincial education department says.

Saving enough for children's studies

2014-11-28 17:07

A Fin24 user is not sure whether his savings plan for his children's education will eventually end up being enough.

Cape Town ex-lecturer mum on harassment claims

2014-11-26 12:14

A Cape Town university lecturer has refused to respond to allegations of sexually harassing female students. One of the claims is that he had suggested a threesome with students.

Sadtu welcomes KZN probe

2014-11-25 19:13

Sadtu has welcomed a decision by KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni to establish a committee to investigate how and where the department spends its money.

‘Tech partnerships can improve SA education’

2014-11-24 09:54

Better coordination among South African technology companies is needed to help boost the country’s education improvement efforts, says an expert.

Matric 2014 of high standard - experts

2014-11-23 17:51

The matric class of 2014 can be proud when they get their certificate because this year's exams were challenging, education specialists say.

R10m spent on education audits - report

2014-11-20 18:37

MEC Panyaza Lesufi has defended the Gauteng education department following a report that it spent at least R10m on forensic audits.

Clashes as thousands join London student protest

2014-11-20 09:53

Police and protesters clashed as several thousand students took to the streets of central London to rally against tuition fees, education cuts and debt.

Don't let your child become a brat

2014-11-19 09:30

If you’re wondering how to make sure your toddler doesn’t become a bad-mannered brat, this article is for you.

Resources invested in youth: Dlamini

2014-11-19 05:15

Resources have been invested in youth development as they make up a large percentage of the country's population, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Don't let your child become a brat

2014-11-18 15:50

If you’re wondering how to make sure your toddler doesn’t become a bad-mannered brat, this article is for you.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet leaders of a number of political parties; it's all to discuss unrest in parliament. Today's newspaper front pages look at the issues around Parliament, tests for senior teachers and the Dewani trial. Watch.

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Justice: Education system letting pupils down

2014-11-17 22:28

The government and the education department are letting the pupils of the country down, Justice Edwin Cameron has said.

Study paints bleak picture of basic literacy levels

2014-11-16 16:47

By the time many South African pupils reach Grade 4, they are functionally illiterate - mainly because they do not read at all during Grades 1, 2 and 3.

Investing in ETFs for kids' education

2014-11-13 13:04

A Fin24 user wants to invest in exchange-traded funds as a way of providing for his children's education.


African School for Excellence is a non-profit organisation aimed at revolutionising the face of modern education and, in so doing, providing greater access to world-class education to everyone. Watch.

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90 E Cape schools win R81m case

2014-12-17 21:54

The Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown has ordered the education department to reimburse 90 Eastern Cape schools R81m they had paid for teachers' salaries out of their own pockets since 2011.


Education Economist, Nicholas Spaull talks to us about the Annual National Assessments. The minister of basic education recently announced the ANA results for 2014, citing dramatic year-on-year improvements in maths and literacy. Here's why the results are not an accurate reflection.

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Less educated smokers have greater stroke risk

2014-12-12 13:03

Danish researchers report that smokers with a low educational level have a greater risk of stroke than smokers who are more educated.

The PGCE is crippling our education system

2014-12-11 09:01

I doubt whether studying one year for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education is enough to properly teach the youth of SA, says Lehlohonolo Mofokeng.

Cape education dept allowed to close 16 schools

2014-12-10 11:17

The Supreme Court of Appeal has given the Western Cape education department the go ahead to close all but one of the 17 schools earmarked for closure in 2012, Business Day reports.

Disclosure of Tshabalala's records legal - Unisa

2014-12-06 07:00

The disclosure of SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala's academic records is above board and within the prescripts of the law, the University of SA says.

Poor academic performance must be probed - Motshekga

2014-12-04 20:26

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says an intensive investigation would be instituted into what factors contributed to low performance in schools offering Grades 7 to 9.

New Maties rector: There'll be challenges

2014-12-01 15:58

University of Stellenbosch's new rector, Professor Wim de Villiers, says he realises that there are challenges ahead.

Nzimande threatens Afrikaans university with closure

2014-11-30 10:17

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will have private university Academia's registration withdrawn if it remains exclusively Afrikaans, it has been reported.

Few irregularities in matric exams - dept

2014-11-28 22:32

Despite threats of protests in some parts of the country, the matric exams have been conducted smoothly.

Limpopo text book fears

2014-11-27 21:51

Fears that Limpopo will again face a school textbook shortage have surfaced after an AG report showed the provincial education department had failed to acquire half the books needed for the 2015 academic year.

Names to be withheld from matric results

2014-11-25 23:01

Matric results published in newspapers would only reflect the ID and exam numbers of pupils and not their names, the department of basic education has announced.

School, cops turn blind eye to bullying - report

2014-11-24 10:08

Teachers at an Ekurhuleni school and police officers allegedly failed to intervene when two siblings were bullied and assaulted on the school grounds, a report states.

Education dept raises senior phase pass marks

2014-11-23 19:56

The basic education department said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.

On studying at university without matric

2014-11-22 12:00

I dropped out of school when I was in grade 9, because when you're hungry school is not a priority. Yet I still obtained my degree, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Gauteng education spends R10m a year on audits

2014-11-20 10:05

At least R10m a year is spent on forensic investigations, fraud detection reviews and tender compliance reviews by the Gauteng department of education.

Via Afrika CEO on global innovator list

2014-11-19 20:18

Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika, has been honoured as an innovator on the on the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 list.

Don't let your child become a brat

2014-11-19 09:22

Make sure your toddler doesn’t becomes bad-mannered brat.

Malala urges children to fight for education

2014-11-18 23:04

Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has urged children in her homeland to stand up for their right to go to school.

Don't let your child become a brat

2014-11-18 13:48

If you’re wondering how to make sure your toddler doesn’t become a bad-mannered brat, this article is for you.

Tests for teachers applying for top jobs

2014-11-18 09:20

The department of basic education wants teachers applying for senior posts to write competency tests before being granted promotions.

Matric exam worries amid Joburg taxi strike

2014-11-17 12:24

The taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg is expected to also disrupt matric pupils writing exams, the Gauteng education department says.

Our teachers must promote entrepreneurship

2014-11-15 08:13

Our school system is markets-driven, thus it aims to serve the interests of the capitalists who are only interested in exploiting ‘poor learners’, says Lehlohonolo Mofokeng.

Zimbabwe court jails exam cheat

2014-11-13 11:39

A Zimbabwean court has jailed a man who bought a leaked school-leavers' exam paper for his brother, in the wake of a major leak scandal that will see hundreds of thousands forced to resit exams.

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