ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

School segregation report ‘shows persistence of racism’

2015-01-30 08:14

Reports of racial segregation at a private school in Pretoria are a shocking indication of the persistence of racism in post-apartheid South Africa, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says.

Your child not coping at school?

2015-01-29 10:12

It may be time to consider alternate options to mainstream schooling.

Schooling: When one size doesn't fit all

2015-01-28 16:12

If you feel that your child isn't coping in mainstream schooling, it may be time to start considering alternate options for a better learning environment.

Stop kidding around with social media

2015-01-28 09:56

The misuse of cellphones, instant messaging apps, the internet and e-mail, are playing a major role in leading to the self-destruction of our children, says Mohamed Saeed.

But why get educated then?

2015-01-27 09:30

Unfortunately, the education system focuses more on trying to get bums on seats than it does on how to generate income through people's passions, argues TC Mngenela.

How universities threaten our right to learn

2015-01-26 10:00

So many matriculants won’t just be barred from entering universities because of the deficiencies of basic education, but because they cannot afford it, says Sibu Mgudlwa.

Nzimande: Violence takes us backwards

2015-01-22 19:11

Violence at universities is unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Fund shortage jeopardises higher education

2015-01-22 13:30

The higher education sector is at risk due to lack of funding, the University of the Witwatersrand says.

Certificates are overrated, but education matter

2015-01-21 18:49

I went to school to develop an educated mind; the secondary reason was to develop technical knowledge and skills and the third reason to get a certificate, says Braimoh Bello.

First coastal school day went well - dept

2015-01-21 14:52

The first day of school in coastal provinces went well, the basic education department says.

Here's how to choose the best student loan

2015-01-21 13:23

Financial planning expert Zanele Jafta speaks to us about the daunting task of funding your child's education. Watch.

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Today's newspaper front pages focus on Sunette Bridges in court, the possibility that President Zuma did, in fact, know about the private Gupta plane landing at Waterkloof and the re-opening of coastal schools. Watch.

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Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:05

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

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Financial planning expert Zanele Jafta speaks to us about the daunting task of funding your child's education. Jafta speaks to us about education policies; they allow parents to save each month for their child's future. Watch to find out everything you need to know about education policies.

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Limpopo protests affecting schools - alliance

2015-01-20 11:32

The protests in the Malamulele area in Limpopo that have prevented pupils from attending school are "extremely concerning", the education alliance says.

DA wishes schools well for 2015

2015-01-19 05:00

The DA in the Eastern Cape has wished schools in the coastal provinces well ahead of the new academic year.

Provide for your kids

2015-01-16 12:36

Plan wisely to ensure financial security for your family, says an expert.

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Sinenhlanhla Nzama, an investments actuary at Old Mutual who takes us through the total cost of education for current grade one students.

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Today's newspapers feature the Hawks suspension row, learners in some provinces heading back to school and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's plans to approach the Constitutional Court over Qunu. Watch.

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KZN warns school builders it may struggle to pay

2015-01-14 22:03

KwaZulu-Natal’s department of education has run out of money to pay contractors building schools in the province – possibly until April.

Parents struggling with late registrations

2015-01-14 13:23

Parents holding young children milled around school entrances in Pretoria central in a bid to secure places as the inland school year has begun.

Protests halt schooling in Limpopo

2015-01-14 11:44

Classrooms have been left deserted in Malamulele, Limpopo, on the first day of school due to a protest.

Financial knowledge a game-changer

2015-01-14 10:00

Finance is not only about numbers - it is also about understanding those numbers, explains head of the College of Accounting at UCT, Professor Mark Graham.

 

Racial segregation alleged at top Pretoria school

2015-01-29 10:20

A group of parents whose children attend an upmarket private Pretoria school are demanding to know why classes are apparently divided along racial lines - but the school denies there are separate classes.

Schooling: when one size doesn't fit all

2015-01-29 05:00

If you feel that your child isn't coping in mainstream schooling, it may be time to start considering alternate options that could provide a better learning environment.

Schooling: when one size doesn't fit all

2015-01-28 15:27

If you feel that your child isn't coping in mainstream schooling, it may be time to start considering alternate options that could provide a better learning environment.

Couple accuse Paul Roos of racism

2015-01-27 10:09

A Western Cape couple has gone to the SA Human Rights Commission and asked them to probe a top school in the province, alleging the school is denying their son entry because he is black.

Supplementary exams deadline extended

2015-01-26 19:30

The registration deadline for supplementary exams has been extended, the basic education department says.

Sadtu threatens action for matric marker pay

2015-01-22 17:18

Sadtu has threatened to tell its members in Limpopo to down tools in solidarity with unpaid matric exam markers.

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According to the basic education department, the first day of school in coastal provinces went well yesterday however, some universities are experiencing hiccups. Today's newspapers focused on education around the country. Watch.

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Back to the books for Malema

2015-01-21 21:08
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EFF leader Julius Malema will complete his degree in politics this year and plans to further his education, much like many of his fellow party leaders.

Terrorist toddlers - are you kidding me?

2015-01-21 15:30

It seems the British government wants to change the role of foundation phase teachers to that of intelligence officers, says Mohamed Saeed.

Enough is enough - Manenberg residents

2015-01-21 13:57

Instead of the familiar echo of bullets, the sound of dozens of Manenberg residents chanting “enough is enough” could be heard through the streets.

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Financial planning expert Zanele Jafta speaks to us about the daunting task of funding your child's education. Watch.

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Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:18

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

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Financial planning expert Zanele Jafta speaks to us about the daunting task of funding your child's education.

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Right to school same as right to protest - SAHRC

2015-01-20 12:07

Pupils in Malamulele, Limpopo have a right to attend school just as residents have a right to protest, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Mswati extends holiday - until his fields are weeded

2015-01-19 05:00

Sadtu says it is shocked by reports that Swazi King Mswati III has pushed back the beginning of the academic year until his fields are weeded.

Shocking cost of SA’s universities

2015-01-18 15:49
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It will cost you easily R100 000 – if not more – for your child to study for just one year at one of South Africa’s top institutions.

Dept probing bribery claims against teachers

2015-01-16 10:50

The North West education department is investigating allegations that teachers at a high school in Maboloka were bribed by pupils to be promoted to the next grade without writing their examinations.

Provide for your children, make them money wise

2015-01-15 17:23

People are often not diligent in planning their financial goals to ensure that they and their families are financially secure, says an expert.

High school 'disappears', kids in limbo

2015-01-15 08:52

As the inland school year began, about 300 high school pupils have been turned away from a Limpopo school after its governing body decided it was more suited to being a primary school.

High school 'disappears', kids in limbo

2015-01-14 17:17

As the inland school year began, about 300 high school pupils have been turned away from a Limpopo school after its governing body decided it was more suited to being a primary school.

Police to clamp down on ‘bogus’ colleges

2015-01-14 13:23

Limpopo police have warned that it will not tolerate bogus further education and training colleges and will deal harshly with those operating them.

Ramaphosa: Paperless education will boost SA

2015-01-14 10:41

A R17bn project to introduce tablets to government schools in Gauteng will ultimately boost the economy, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Today's newspaper focused on the EFF's demands for answers, back-to-school for learners from around South Africa and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's urgent court application dismissal. Watch.

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