ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

NMMU vice chancellor to bow out at end of 2017

2017-02-24 17:00

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Vice Chancellor Derrick Swartz has indicated that he will not be seeking the renewal of his contract.

Student protests close DUT campuses

2017-02-22 21:09

Durban University of Technology students at Indumiso campus in Imbali have started protesting about a lack of funding.

TUT extends registration following protests

2017-02-20 18:09

TUT has extended registration to accommodate students who could not register last week due to protests on campus, a spokesperson said on Monday.

NSFAS to fund over 400 000 students for 2017

2017-02-19 20:09

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has approved over 400 000 applications for funding for the 2017 academic year.

Everyone should support the student protests

2017-02-19 06:10

Shandu Ramugadi writes about a student activist who was one of the few leaders not arrested during the #FeesMustFall protests, because of his respect for the rule of law.

Success starts with getting the basics right

2017-02-16 13:39

Among my most enjoyable tasks as a member of Cabinet are the opportunities to visit schools and inspire young people to make the most of their lives, writes Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Children study in middle of Eastern Cape road in protest

2017-02-15 21:47

A group of Mdeni Senior Secondary School pupils in Alice sat down to study on the R53 road to demand the keys to newly-built classrooms.

Court decides for separated parents

2017-02-15 10:21

An emotional “tug-of-war” between a separated couple over their child’s schooling ended when a high court intervened as “upper guardian” of the child.

Student gives his R90 000 bursary away

2017-02-15 06:02

A student from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has declined a performance bursary of R90 000 because others need it more than he does.

Stellenbosch University adopts 'redress' admissions policy

2017-02-12 13:32

Stellenbosch University has adopted a revised admissions policy for 2018 which aims to redress past inequalities.

 

KZN woman still plagued by matric copying scandal

2017-02-24 08:10

A KwaZulu-Natal woman accused of being part of a group copying scandal in her matric year has been unable to move on with her life because she has still not received her results two years later.

DUT students finalists in Furniture Design Competition

2017-02-22 07:41

Two aspiring designers from the Durban University of Technology have been selected as finalists in the Furniture Design Competition, to be held in Durban in March.

'Mass hysteria': Pupil's death to be probed further

2017-02-19 22:21

An autopsy into the death of a child during “mass hysteria” at an Eastern Cape school last week revealed blunt force trauma to the pupil, a department of health spokesperson said on Sunday.

SS Mendi: A story worth telling

2017-02-19 06:10

What a pleasure it was to listen to Fred Khumalo speak about his new book, Dancing the Death Drill (a work of historical fiction that tells the story of the SS Mendi), at the University of Johannesburg, writes Sandile Ntuli.

Eastern Cape dept to probe bungled classroom building project

2017-02-17 22:25

The Eastern Cape education department will investigate the alleged mismanagement of a building project at a school in Alice, which resulted in pupils blocking a road in protest.

Financial aid deadline looming for technical, vocational students

2017-02-15 22:23

The closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme applications for TVET colleges is Friday.

Three guaranteed expenses for Budget 2017

2017-02-15 20:05

There are three imperative funding areas which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could mention in Budget 2017.

TUT's Pretoria campus suspends classes after protests

2017-02-15 08:20

The academic programme at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Pretoria campus has been suspended following violent protest action that erupted overnight.

Angry parents shut down Cape Town 'death trap' school

2017-02-13 19:19

A Cape Town school, forced to use buckets to flush the toilets and where lights remain turned off due to fears of electrocution, has been shut down by livid parents who say their children are being taught in a death trap.

Power to the innovation economy

2017-02-12 06:06

We can either bemoan the state of our economy, or we can take control of it and prepare our children for the future, writes Yashin Abed.

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