ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Protests close Durban campus

2014-07-28 14:24

Lectures at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have been suspended and security has been beefed up as a result of student protests.

Racist teachers must be sacked - DA

2014-07-24 19:16
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The DA says the Free State education department must fire racist teachers.

Teachers called pupils baboons, K-word

2014-07-23 15:56
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The SA Human Rights Commission has found a Bloemfontein school's staff guilty of hate speech towards black and coloured pupils.

Hang on: The other side of university rankings

2014-07-23 08:15

The major issue with university rankings is that they do not take into consideration domestic realities and issues of national importance, says Sibu Mgudlwa.

Mxit reaches out to aspiring youth

2014-07-21 13:12

Nkanyiso Biyela was crowned winner of Mxit Reach's Ibali Lami national writing competition, at an event that focused on education and career guidance.

Teachers targeted in Nigeria's north-east

2014-07-18 08:43

One hundred and seventy-six teachers have been killed and 900 schools destroyed in Nigeria's Borno state since Boko Haram militants intensified their violent attacks in 2011.

Sadtu should know its place - DA

2014-07-15 21:13

The DA has called on government to put the country's largest teachers' union in its place.

Skills in maths and reading shared by same genes

2014-07-09 18:34

A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do maths, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks.

Maths assessment results dismal - report

2014-07-06 16:57
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96% of Grade 9s in the country have achieved 50% or less in a national mathematics benchmarking test, City Press reports.

Barclays sets up academy

2014-07-03 19:42

Barclays, trying to restore its reputation after a series of scandals, has created a compliance career academy.

Eastern Cape education HOD suspended

2014-07-02 16:44

Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula has placed the head of department Mthunywa Ngonzo on precautionary suspension.

Botman a leading light, says Zuma

2014-06-29 14:27

President Jacob Zuma has expressed sadness over the death of Professor Russel Botman, saying the country has "lost one of the leading lights of higher education transformation".

Prof Botman's departure a great loss – De Lille

2014-06-28 12:28

The city of Cape Town has expressed sadness on the death of Professor Russel Botman, the vice chancellor of Stellenbosch University.

Human rights infringements won't be tolerated - NWU

2014-06-26 21:31

The North West University council says it would not tolerate any human rights infringement at the university.

Gauteng school wins language battle

2014-06-26 05:00
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Afrikaans will be the medium of instruction at Fochville High School following a settlement between the school and the Gauteng education department.

Boys dominate International Math Olympiad

2014-06-24 19:59

Girls account for fewer than 10% of the participants in the International Mathematics Olympiad taking place in Cape Town next month, the organisers say.

Wits: More black students in health studies

2014-06-24 12:17
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Top performing black students from rural and low quintile schools will take up 60% of health sciences faculty admissions, the University of the Witwatersrand says.

Nzimande: Youth must make SA better place

2014-06-23 05:00

The youth in South Africa must seek to make it a better place, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Lehohla: Parents more skilled than children

2014-06-18 20:01

Parents are better skilled than their children, arguably as a result of changes to the education system after 1994, says the statistician general.

Statistician: Parents more skilled than children

2014-06-18 19:02

Parents are better skilled than their children, arguably as a result of changes to the education system after 1994.

UCT on top university list of UK company

2014-06-18 14:30

The University of Cape Town is the only university in South Africa to have made it onto a British education company's top 10 rankings for Brics countries.

School integration not the answer - union

2014-06-17 20:16

Integrating township and urban schools will not promote social cohesion, the SA Teachers Union says.

NCSGB: Increase terms for school governing bodies

2014-06-16 05:30

The National Congress of School Governing Bodies said on Sunday it wanted the term of office for school governing bodies to be increased.

ANCYL: Education has improved in SA

2014-06-15 16:02

Education has improved in South Africa, the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal reckons.

 

Obama to rename Africa programme for Mandela

2014-07-28 05:31

A programme designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House says.

Staff held hostage at Medunsa

2014-07-24 16:50
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The SRC at the Medical University of Southern Africa, near Pretoria, has cancelled classes for the rest of the week after violence broke out.

Urgent teachers improvement needed - IFP

2014-07-23 14:18

The IFP says urgent intervention is needed to stop the "poor teacher-poor learner" cycle in maths.

Nearly 12 million pupils attend public schools

2014-07-21 18:02

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says more than 11.9 million pupils attend public schools across the country.

KZN matric maths teachers fail test

2014-07-21 09:53
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Matric maths teachers in KwaZulu-Natal performed dismally when tested with a past matric maths paper, researchers have found.

Porn shown to primary school pupils

2014-07-16 08:14

A KwaZulu-Natal primary school teacher has been suspended after inadvertently screening pornography to Grade 6 pupils during a presentation.

Tukkies plans to separate first-years - report

2014-07-11 10:21

The University of Pretoria is considering separating first-year students from seniors by placing them in their own residences, according to a report.

Education network defends chairperson

2014-07-08 16:22

The Higher Education Transformation Network has condemned comments made by a journalist about its chairperson.

KZN dept send condolences to teacher’s family

2014-07-04 14:30

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has conveyed its condolences to the family of teacher Jetrina Biyela, who died after an asthma attack.

Cops fire at protesting students - Denosa

2014-07-03 05:00

North West police have fired rubber bullets and live ammunition on protesting students in Mmabatho, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA has claimed.

Stellenbosch to honour Botman

2014-06-30 14:47

Flags in Stellenbosch will be flown at half-mast following the death of Stellenbosch University rector and vice chancellor Professor Russel Botman.

Botman a ‘gifted intellectual’

2014-06-28 22:24

The ANC has paid tribute to Stellenbosch University Vice-Chancellor and Rector Professor Russel Botman who died at the age of 60.

Stellenbosch University rector Prof Botman dies - reports

2014-06-28 11:51

Reports say the Rector and Vice Chancellor of Stellenbosch University Professor Russel Botman has died.

Premier urges Northern Cape kids to return to school

2014-06-26 06:20

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas has tried to convince Kuruman residents to allow children to return to school.

Universities are killing campus activism

2014-06-24 20:46

Sibu Mgudlwa discusses why a degeneration of protest culture at universities happens and why he believes it poses a future danger to our society.

Challenging the mind keeps seniors sharp

2014-06-24 13:29

People with greater amounts of cognitive activity in middle and later life started experiencing memory and thinking problems much later.

DA challenges Nzimande over UWC appointments

2014-06-23 20:10

The DA has urged Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to explain the reasoning behind his appointment of five council members at the University of the Western Cape.

Education network to oppose NWU legal challenge

2014-06-19 21:30

The Higher Education Transformation Network says it will join planned litigation in the Equality Court by AfriForum regarding transformation at the North West University.

AfriForum Youth ask NWU to reject Nazi report

2014-06-19 06:22

The North West University's council must reject a report into an alleged Nazi-style initiation ceremony, AfriForum Youth has said.

Lehohla: Black students needed

2014-06-18 19:03
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The number of black students attending university needs to rise for South Africa's economic development to improve, statistician general Pali Lehohla has said.

'Fraudulent' school free to operate

2014-06-18 19:02

The basic education department cannot take any action against a private school operating "fraudulently" in Pretoria.

30 million African kids missing primary school

2014-06-18 08:05

The UN says at least 30 million primary school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa are not in class, partially because of poverty and conflict.

Spotlight on SA youth's future challenges

2014-06-17 05:00

With 50% of young South Africans between 15 to 24 unemployed, Youth Day places the spotlight on the challenges of the future says World Vision South Africa.

Cash spat keeps school loos locked

2014-06-15 17:20

Thousands of Limpopo pupils are walking past brand-new toilets to relieve themselves in bushes or pit toilets - all because contractors are waiting to be paid.

NGO: Education in Soweto in crisis

2014-06-15 14:07

Education in Soweto is falling into a state of crisis again, a Soweto NGO on the eve of the 38th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 student uprisings has said.

 
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