ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Matric camp mooted for Kuruman pupils

2014-08-28 09:00

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is considering opening a camp for nearly 500 matriculants from Kuruman after a lengthy protest over a road closed schools.

Medunsa students in court following strike

2014-08-25 15:22

Five Medunsa students have appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court, following a strike at the university.

SAHRC school report misleading - dept

2014-08-25 05:00

A report on school infrastructure released on behalf of the SA Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Child Law was inaccurate and misleading, the basic education department has said.

Education ready to jump - Motshekga

2014-08-22 16:47

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says struggling schools across South Africa will benefit from the National Education Collaboration Trust initiative.

Learner-to-school ratio meaningless

2014-08-21 21:23

The learner-school ratio used by the basic education department is not an accurate way to evaluate education quality, according to an SAHRC report.

Eastern Cape school list to be compiled

2014-08-21 18:57

The basic education and Eastern Cape education departments have to publish an updated list of public schools with inappropriate structures, the Eastern Cape High Court has ruled.

‘Rape rape’ games: Is sex education to blame?

2014-08-20 11:41

Following reports that primary school children are playing a game called ‘rape rape’, News24 looks at sex education for pre-teens.

Good news on girls' enrolment and achievement in SA schools

2014-08-19 10:31

Encouraging news reported on girls' enrolment and achievement in South African schools.

The way things ought to be in South Africa

2014-08-17 13:11

This saga of fake university degrees has given SA the most effective lessons in what spin can achieve, says Chris Kanyane.

Less educated smokers have greater stroke risk

2014-08-15 13:07

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

USB ranked top business school in survey

2014-08-14 16:06

The University of Stellenbosch Business School has been rated the top school in the Professional Management Review annual survey.

2nd King David pupil in scandal over Gaza

2014-08-14 11:24
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A King David School pupil has spoken up about alleged bullying and discrimination at his school after expressing his views on Israel on a Facebook page.

Private school faces closure over corporal punishment

2014-08-13 17:59
104 comments

The Mpumalanga education department is set to close down a private school notorious for allegedly administering corporal punishment, unless it provides a good explanation.

ANC applauds schoolboy, team

2014-08-12 14:42

The ANC says King David Victory Park deputy head boy Joshua Broomberg and his two national debate team-mates embody South Africa's constitutional principles.

Robin Williams: the best teacher we never had

2014-08-12 10:01

Robin Williams’ role in Dead Poet’s Society transformed our ideas about educators.

Does student leadership lead to government?

2014-08-11 07:36

If you can serve students so that they can succeed than you can serve the citizens of our country so that they can do the same, says Zareef Minty.

How to fight drug abuse on our campuses

2014-08-10 08:15

Young adults have all the freedom in the world – but with that freedom comes all the responsibility for themselves and their actions, writes Godfrey Madanhire.

Ministry welcomes end to Medunsa strike

2014-08-08 21:51

The Higher Education Ministry has welcomed the agreement between Medunsa students and university management which ended a two-week student strike.

Sama calls for an end to Medunsa strike

2014-08-07 14:49

The SA Medical Association has called for an end to the ongoing strike at Medunsa in Limpopo.

Students told to leave after Medunsa closes

2014-08-06 17:07
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Students at Medunsa in Ga-Rankuwa have been ordered to vacate the premises following a decision to close the institution.

Pupils miss class due to quake damage

2014-08-06 12:14

Pupils at two schools near Orkney are missing out on lessons after some of their classrooms were badly damaged in an earthquake.

Family priorities steal our black academics

2014-08-05 07:40

The analysis of the lack of black academics is incomplete because socioeconomic or background factors of black graduates were not considered, says Ace Moloi.

DA welcomes Motshekga's task team report

2014-08-04 16:34

The DA has welcomed the basic education ministerial task team's recommendations on the current matric pass mark.

SA needs to be educated about male circumcision

2014-08-04 15:07

Insurance provider, AllLife, is advocating for initiatives intended to raise awareness concerning circumcision for HIV-positive heterosexual men.

 

AfriForum: Medunsa students getting death threats

2014-08-27 20:23

Students who refused to boycott classes at Medunsa in Ga-Rankuwa had received death threats, AfriForum Youth says.

KZN education dept made mistakes, court told

2014-08-25 13:08

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has made mistakes with pupils' matriculation certificates and exam numbers, a former school principal has told the Durban Regional Court.

Western Cape MEC: No evidence of rape game

2014-08-24 17:33

There is no evidence that primary schoolchildren in Cape Town are playing a game simulating rape, the Western Cape education department has said.

SAHRC: School numbers declining

2014-08-22 05:00

The number of schools in South Africa has declined by 2 534 between 2000 and 2012, according to a SA Human Rights Commission report.

Govt to stop racism in SA education

2014-08-21 18:57
90 comments

Government will implement several measures to stop racism and discrimination in educational institutions, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has said.

Schools disrupted due to Daveyton protest

2014-08-20 14:13

Schooling in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, has been disrupted following a protest by residents trying to illegally invade land.

Great news about girls in SA schools

2014-08-19 10:32

Encouraging news reported on girls' enrolment and achievement in South African schools.

Cheating students on the rise - survey

2014-08-17 14:19

A survey has found that universities are battling a rising tide of cheating by students who brazenly take the easy route to a qualification.

Teens speaking out: Who is responsible?

2014-08-15 17:11

As the row over a Jewish school boy’s Facebook post deepens, News24 looks at how far teenagers are responsible for what they say.

Unannounced raids planned for schools

2014-08-14 21:42

Unannounced raids at schools throughout Gauteng will become a regular feature in a bid to curb violence, Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has said.

Bullied teen stabs 2 pupils, killing 1

2014-08-14 11:24

Members of the police and Gauteng community safety department are to conduct a raid at a school in Soshanguve after two pupils were stabbed following an apparent bullying incident.

Fake qualifications undermine education

2014-08-14 05:40
127 comments

Qualifications fraud poses a danger to the credibility of the country's education system, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

Rally against racism - Sasco

2014-08-12 15:42
98 comments

The SA Students Congress says South Africans of all walks of life need to rally against racism at universities.

Schoolboy apologises for Palestinian scarf furore

2014-08-12 11:15
111 comments

The deputy head boy of King David Victory Park has apologised for the furore over a picture of him wearing a Palestinian scarf and the matter is now considered closed, the SA Board of Jewish Education says.

The best teacher we never had

2014-08-12 10:01

Robin Williams’s role in Dead Poet’s Society transformed our ideas about educators.

SABJE distances itself from online petition

2014-08-11 19:08

The SA Board of Jewish Education has distanced itself from an online petition calling for the removal of King David Victory Park's deputy head boy for wearing a keffiyeh.

DA to lay charges against N Cape protesters

2014-08-10 17:18

The DA plans to lay criminal charges against protesters who are preventing children from attending school in Kuruman, in the Northern Cape.

SA schools need good teachers - Ramaphosa

2014-08-09 23:02
172 comments

A school needs good teachers in order to produce quality students, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Medunsa re-opens campus, ending strike

2014-08-08 05:00

Students at Medunsa would return to campus and resume classes next week, after an agreement was reached between university management and student representatives to re-open the campus.

'Blackface' students expelled from residence

2014-08-07 09:57
250 comments

The University of Pretoria says two students photographed in domestic worker outfits and smeared with black paint have been kicked out of their campus residence after bringing the university into disrepute.

SA learners can also become maths smarties

2014-08-06 13:45

The reason why SA has such high rates of learner underachievement in mathematics is due to the stigma attached to the subject, says Lehlohonolo Mofokeng.

Curro shows strong profits

2014-08-05 14:00

Curro Holdings, the JSE listed independent school company, has maintained strong growth in profits during the six months to the end of June 2014.

Indian pupils brave daily river dip to get to class

2014-08-04 21:47

Shivering with cold, a group of boys in a remote village of western India put on their uniforms after swimming across a river to make it to school.

UFS assault victim labelled racist

2014-08-04 15:20
143 comments

The Free State student allegedly assaulted by two fellow students at the University of the Free State's city campus is a racist, the Bloemfontein Regional Court has heard.

Principals, teacher suspended after racism claims

2014-08-04 11:48
184 comments

Two principals and a teacher in three Free State schools have been suspended amid allegations of racism, the provincial education department says.

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