Glass, stones found in pupils' food - report

2014-10-21 08:33

The Limpopo department of education has launched an investigation after pieces of glass and stones were found in beans meant for the national schools nutrition programme, according to a report.

UJ lecturer makes history

2014-10-20 17:29

A University of Johannesburg lecturer has become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in experimental physics of highly correlated matter.

How SABC chair can end Parly probe

2014-10-19 17:52

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala could have cleared up the confusion over her qualifications within hours, a report says.

Mpuma scholar transport suspended

2014-10-16 13:21

Mpumalanga's scholar transport association has suspended its operations and will not be ferrying pupils to schools because the education department allegedly owes it R400m.

School closed with no plan - Section27

2014-10-15 17:55

A Northern Cape school that closed over asbestos pollution concerns did so without a plan for the pupils' continued education, legal advocacy group Section27 says.

Umalusi: SA ready for final exams

2014-10-14 16:10

It is all systems go for the upcoming Grade 12 National Senior Certificate examinations, says Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi.

Zuma salutes teachers

2014-10-12 21:21

South Africa entrusts teachers with the future of the country, President Jacob Zuma says.

Choose maths and science - Pandor

2014-10-11 20:51

Passing mathematics and physical science offer an opportunity to contribute to SA's technological development, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

Free State school 'petrol bombed'

2014-10-11 13:11

A school in Thabong, Free State, has been set alight with what police believe might have been petrol bombs.

Take part in school elections, Motshekga urges parents

2014-10-09 14:54

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on all parents of school-going children to take part in next year’s school governing body (SGB) elections.

Our education system: what should we do?

2014-10-07 10:59

Although many grade 12's will soon be ecstatic after finishing their exams, I fear most will afterwards be celebrating mediocre outcomes, says Motlokwe Thobejane.

Some tips for grade 12s

2014-10-03 15:45

Lehlohonolo Mofokeng offers the university and college aspirant a few tips that he found helpful during his first two years at varsity.

Sadtu a beacon of hope - Motshekga

2014-10-02 20:56

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union is a beacon of hope, having made huge progress since apartheid when schools were "on fire".

Teach indigenous languages - Zuma

2014-10-02 15:24

President Jacob Zuma says teaching indigenous languages at schools should be made a priority.

Judgment postponed in fake matric case

2014-10-01 17:38

The judgment of KwaZulu-Natal's former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, who is accused of presenting a forged matric certificate when he joined the police, has been postponed.

Dept’s assets attached after teachers not paid

2014-10-01 13:02

Moveable assets belonging to the basic education department, , including vehicles used by Minister Angie Motshekga, have been attached after it failed to pay R28m owed to Eastern Cape teachers.

Gauteng teacher not guilty of racism

2014-09-30 17:42

A teacher from the National School of the Arts who is at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty.

TUT campuses reopen

2014-09-29 16:32

Work at all Tshwane University of Technology campuses have resumed, following their closure due to a spate of violent protests, TUT says.

What is your teen's sexual footprint?

2014-09-29 11:40

This is what your children need to learn about being sexually safe and healthy.

Study camps for Kuruman matrics

2014-09-29 09:36

Nearly 500 matric pupils who were affected by road protests in the Kuruman area of the Northern Cape have joined a study camp in preparation for the supplementary exams, according to a report.

NFP welcomes opening of Kuruman schools

2014-09-27 22:55

The NFP has welcomed the opening of schools in the Kuruman area, in the Northern Cape, following months of disruptions due to protests.

Paralysed rugby player can't blame dept, SCA rules

2014-09-26 14:40

A young man who was left paralysed at 17 following a rugby injury cannot hold the health department responsible, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Western Cape tops corporal punishment list

2014-09-25 22:16

More than three quarters of the reported cases of corporal punishment at public schools last year are in the Western Cape, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Cape school declared heritage site

2014-09-24 16:31

The declaration of Harold Cressy High School as a provincial heritage site is testament to leaders who have been both teachers and activists.

IFP wants teacher training colleges re-opened

2014-09-23 20:51

Government must consider re-opening teacher training colleges which were closed in the mid-90s, the KwaZulu-Natal IFP says.


IEB matrics set to start writing

2014-10-21 07:24

Matric examinations for Independent Examinations Board candidates are set to start, the body says. The board has introduced an electronic locking system to control the distribution and collection of examination materials.

Limpopo pupils prevented from attending school

2014-10-20 15:28

Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, have been prevented from attending alcasses and writing exams because of a service delivery protest, the DA says.

Department cracks down on illegal colleges

2014-10-18 20:30

Criminal charges have been laid against some illegal colleges across the country in a crack down on bogus education institutions, the higher education department has said.

Tertiary institutions rack up R113m cash deficit

2014-10-15 19:24

The cash deficit for higher education institutions is R113m for the 2013 financial year, Statistics SA says.

Govt sets aside R169m for academic staff

2014-10-14 21:07

The higher education department is to set aside R169m to address staffing shortages at universities, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

VUT autonomy compromised - EFF

2014-10-13 16:53

The institutional autonomy of the Vaal University of Technology has been compromised after it retracted an agreement it had with the EFF, the party says.

Private school closed over corporal punishment

2014-10-12 15:35

A private school in Mpumalanga has been ordered to close its doors because it conducts corporal punishment, the City Press has reported.

Fire corrupt principals - IFP

2014-10-11 14:15

KwaZulu-Natal school principals found to have inflated student enrolment must be fired, the Inkatha Freedom Party says.

SA slips on global competitiveness index

2014-10-07 13:11

South Africa has ranked 56 out of 144 countries, according to the World Economic Forum's 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index.

ANA assessments not working - DA

2014-10-06 18:47

The DA says it agrees with Sadtu's view that the Annual National Assessments are not working.

Pretoria schoolboy sexts go viral

2014-10-03 10:12

The "sexting" craze is making headlines again after photographs of 20 Pretoria high schoolboys went viral this week after being posted to social media.

Salaries to be reviewed - Zuma

2014-10-02 20:21

President Jacob Zuma says the salaries of teachers and health professionals are being reviewed.

MEC has high hopes for Gauteng matrics

2014-10-01 19:14

Gauteng matrics should be able to compete with their counterparts around the world following the completion of the National Senior Certificate examinations, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says.

Gauteng ready for matric exams

2014-10-01 16:02

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says Grade 12 pupils and the Gauteng education department are ready for the upcoming National Senior Certificate examinations.

Sex tips for your teen

2014-10-01 08:38

This is what your children need to learn about being sexually safe and healthy.

No action against 'blackface' Maties

2014-09-30 09:04

Stellenbosch University says it will not be taking any disciplinary action against the three students involved in a "blackface" incident, but still regards it in a very serious light.

What is your teen's sexual footprint?

2014-09-29 12:09

This is what your children need to learn about being sexually safe and healthy.

Electronics tied to poor sleep and school performance

2014-09-29 11:38

Electronic devices can keep kids up at night and impact their school performance, experts say.

Sadtu: Over-emphasis on tests, assessments

2014-09-28 21:09

The implementation of Annual National Assessments does not assist schools or the education system, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union has said.

TUT to open on Monday

2014-09-26 21:18

Academic and operational activities at all Tshwane University of Technology campuses will resume on Monday.

Kid's marriage advice

2014-09-26 09:07

WATCH: 4-year-old offers the most adorable marriage advice ever.

Over half million to write matric 2014

2014-09-25 20:38

More than half-a-million public school pupils have registered to write matric this year, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

SADTU court decision bittersweet

2014-09-24 10:56

The Eastern Cape High Court ruling in favour of the SA Democratic Teachers Union national executive committee against the union's Eastern Cape leadership is bittersweet, Sadtu says.


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