Student union threatens year-long shutdown over free higher education

2016-07-25 10:02

Students are prepared to go on a year-long holiday should President Jacob Zuma not institute free education from next year, says South African Union of Students president Avela Mjajubana.

'Mick Jagger of UWC' gets his Master's at 71

2016-07-23 09:11

After finally receiving his Master's degree in history at the age of 71, Capetonian Anthony de la Harpe is ready to tackle his PhD.

If you can't read, you can't do maths - Angie Motshekga

2016-07-22 19:05

South Africa can only address its technical skills shortage and fill the skills gap in theeconomy if more learners take up mathematics as a school subject.

Zuma: 'If I was a dictator...'

2016-07-22 10:11

If President Jacob Zuma could be a dictator, he would make education "more than compulsory".

Holiday vandalism, theft at Western Cape schools cost R500K

2016-07-20 17:32

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says 21 of the province’s schools have been burgled or vandalised during the winter holidays.

Free State education department to appeal 'racist' principal's reinstatement

2016-07-13 11:58

The Free State education department will appeal a ruling that a principal declared unfit to work with children be reinstated.

Students shut PE university over fees, results

2016-07-11 22:41

NMMU students are protesting against the withholding of results and some being prevented from starting their second semester.

Girls should be in school – not forced into marriage by powerful men

2016-07-11 12:05

African governments and civil society organisations have made huge gains in ensuring that girls go to school and complete their education, writes Moses Ngware.

State’s U-turn on Vuwani

2016-07-10 22:24

In an apparent bid to avoid smarting at the polls, government officials have agreed to give in to demands by angry Limpopo communities.

Panyaza will pay for tweeting pic of children – FF Plus

2016-07-03 19:18

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi would pay for posting a picture of nursery school children on his Twitter account and potentially putting them in harm's way, the FF Plus said.


NMMU to get SA's 10th medical school

2016-07-25 09:21

South Africa’s tenth medical school will be opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

Riaz Gardee: Bill Gates – The emperor has no clothes

2016-07-22 19:33

A chartered accountant says Bill Gates, the world's richest man, delivered a lacklustre Nelson Mandela lecture to a packed audience in the poor township of Mamelodi.

Zuma: I never went to school, but I educated myself

2016-07-22 10:38

President Jacob Zuma has told a group of Tembisa primary school pupils about the importance of education, and how he had to educate himself.

BREAKING: AfriForum wins language case at University of Free State

2016-07-21 10:06

The High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled in favour of AfriForum to stop a proposed change to the University of Free State's current language policy.

Bakenskraal's children dream of life away from the farmlands

2016-07-13 21:42

About 5km from Oudtshoorn, the small community of Bakenskraal is home to generations of farm workers and their children who long to find jobs and live out their dreams.

'Forgotten' shackdwellers in their own 'republic'

2016-07-12 13:10

Forgotten is the word most shackdwellers living in Suiwerfontein, near George, use to describe their “republic”.

NMMU students protest to get results

2016-07-11 22:22

A group of NMMU students started a peaceful protest on Monday to demand that those unable to pay fees could access their results.

African problems can best be solved by Africans - Mutharika

2016-07-11 12:04

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has urged Africa's political leaders to put university institutions at the forefront of their leadership if the continent is to fully grasp a shift towards a new economically independent bloc.

Principal faces MEC’s outrage

2016-07-06 09:40

The future of the principal at a Pietermaritzburg school rocked by allegations that a counsellor had been raping young pupils hangs in the balance.

How to make kids more money-savvy

2016-07-02 08:00

There are various ways to create inter-generational wealth in a family and ensuring children can afford a good education.

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