Education dept postpones jobs-for-cash report again

2016-05-06 12:32

The Department of Basic Education has once again postponed releasing a report on the jobs-for-cash scandal, saying it has agreed to consider the input of unions on the debacle.

Burning schools undermines right to basic education – SAHRC

2016-05-05 17:51

The South African Human Rights Commission has condemned the burning of 17 schools in Vuwani District in Limpopo, saying it had impacted negatively on children's right to basic education.

ConCourt to hear arguments on school governing body powers

2016-05-05 05:18

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South Africa will appeal a court ruling that states schools do not have absolute authority over "feeder zones", nor final say if a child can be turned away.

RW Johnson: UCT’s critical choice – go private or become another Turfloop

2016-05-04 15:07

Having had a front row seat to the disaster which enveloped what used to be the country’s number three university, UKZN, RW Johnson shares worrying similarities.

A digital library for everyone

2016-05-03 12:20

South African digital media start-up Eduze is providing users across the country with free access to its rich digital library. The best part? No 3G or ADSL or electricity required.

Anti-rape movements call out varsity management

2016-04-28 22:06

The leader of the Unashamed anti-rape movement has called out management at Stellenbosch University, saying more needed to be done to curb rape culture on campus.

More than 300 hacking attempts on Gauteng learners application system

2016-04-26 15:57

Hackers have tried their luck on the Gauteng education department's new online learner application system, the department announced.

Sasol gives R15m to SA universities for research

2016-04-26 12:44

Sasol has allocated R15m to South African universities to conduct research in selected areas of strategic interest to the company.

2 things that differentiate good schools from 'failing' schools

A recent report from Statistics South Africa has shown that black Africans between the ages of 25 – 34 are less skilled than their parents, and every other race group. Rosie Chirongoma from Partners for Possibility explains. Watch.

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It is not easy being a leader in SA - Jansen

2016-04-26 07:21

It is very difficult being a leader in the new environment in South Africa, University of Free State vice chancellor, Professor Jonathan Jansen, says.


Western Cape matric pass hits 85.9% after supplementary exams - MEC

2016-05-05 17:54

The Western Cape matric pass rate has increased to 85.9% following supplementary exams and re-marks, Education MEC Debbie Schafer says.

Zuma condemns torching of Vuwani schools

2016-05-05 16:45

President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the torching of 17 schools in Limpopo, saying the entire nation was "in shock" over the events.

North West's temporary teachers will be paid, dept promises

2016-05-04 16:00

Temporary teachers in North West who did not get their April salaries will be paid soon, the provincial education department has promised.

Angry parents shut down schools in Mpumalanga township

2016-05-03 20:48

Angry parents from Kanyamazane outside Mpumalanga's capital city have forced local schools to send pupils home because of dirty toilets that don't flush at any of the primary schools in the area.

Only 14% of South Africans read books - Motshekga

2016-04-29 15:46

The fact that only 14% of South Africans read books and only 5% of parents read to their children, is a sign of a major crisis in education, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

South Africans still have faith in public education system - Lesufi

2016-04-26 17:55

South Africans still have faith in the public education system, says Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, adding that the department was receiving around 53 000 applications daily via its newly launching online system.

I’m not going anywhere, says UFS’s Jansen

2016-04-26 15:19

The University of Free State's vice chancellor, Professor Jonathan Jansen, has denied rumours that he is quitting his job.

UFS vice chancellor: Poor students have a right to higher education

2016-04-26 12:13

University of Free State vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen says he is doing everything he can to ensure that poor students can access higher education.

SA black youth spend most school years playing 'catch up' - expert

A recent report from Statistics South Africa has shown that black Africans between the ages of 25 – 34 are less skilled than their parents, and every other race group. Rosie Chirongoma from Partners for Possibility tells us more. Watch.

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Mother of three introduces science in box to learners

2016-04-25 12:30

SA's science education crisis has seen the emergence of a new generation of social entrepreneurs, with the latest star winning R600 000 to scale an exciting new business.

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