The future won’t wait

2017-07-23 06:05

SA needs a new technology-driven public education model, writes Tebogo Khaas,

Institute defends bursary for blacks and coloureds only

2017-07-21 19:18

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has defended its Thuthuka Bursary Fund, after social activist Yusuf Abramjee complained that it discriminates against Indians.

NMMU officially rebrands as Nelson Mandela University

2017-07-21 15:48

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has officially relaunched as the Nelson Mandela University despite the name having been officially gazetted by Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande.

South Africa needs a younger president - Trevor Manuel

2017-07-20 08:26

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has agreed with a student who expressed concern about the age of leadership within the ANC, saying the president shouldn't be twice the age of the bulk of the population.

Three national ministers fail to pitch at summit

2017-07-18 07:04

Student leaders attending the Schools and Campus Safety Summit have disrupted a session after key government ministers failed to pitch.

Book Review: Jansen’s mind is made up

2017-07-16 06:35

Although he offers a glimpse of hope in the last pages, Jonathan Jansen has clearly given up on government and for him, civil society involvement is the only answer to return sanity to universities, writes Msindisi Fengu.

Book Extract: A waste of potential

2017-07-16 06:35

In this extract from his new book As by Fire, Jonathan Jansen examines the limitations of the university enrolment system.

Maths is still compulsory, education dept insists

2017-07-12 14:58

The Department of Basic Education has reiterated that it will not be removing Mathematics for Grades 7 to 9, after several news reports indicated that it would.

National, W Cape education in showdown over alcohol sales at school

2017-07-07 17:26

The basic education department is considering amending national legislation to nullify a Western Cape education department proposal to allow alcohol to be sold on provincial school grounds.

Stellenbosch University condemns sexist 'Stellies Rage' Facebook page

2017-07-05 19:58

Stellenbosch University has condemned the Facebook page Stellies Rage after it posted an anonymous submission advising readers how to have sex with women in university residences.


No progress on UniZulu assessment

2017-07-23 06:04

The department of higher education says the minister is still reviewing documents relating to the appointment of an assessor at the university.

New Nelson Mandela University logo slated as 'toddler lego blocks'

2017-07-21 17:34

While the renaming of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to just the Nelson Mandela University has mostly been accepted as a positive step, reactions to its new logo have been negative.

How you can avoid the debt trap

2017-07-21 05:00

South Africa is one of the most indebted nations in the world and this makes it even more crucial for consumers to improve their knowledge and attitudes to saving, says an expert.

The battle for free knowledge

2017-07-19 13:15

The issue regarding free access to academic journals and content is growing increasingly contentious, with founders of sites that enable this facing the might of the law. But should knowledge be exclusive?

Parents resist mother tongue

2017-07-16 11:45

Many black parents are preventing efforts aimed at educating their children in their mother tongue out of fear that this will adversely affect their future job prospects, according to Pearson Institute academic Dr Nhlanhla Thwala.

A subtle kind of racism

2017-07-16 06:35

Institutional racism is more obvious to those on the receiving end than it is to those responsible for perpetuating it, writes Max Price.

Children with disabilities grow old waiting for schools

2017-07-13 08:02

An MP has raised serious doubts about the Department of Basic Education's claim that there are 11 461 disabled learners waiting for schools, saying it is much higher.

From the cradle to a career

2017-07-09 06:24

This agenda is one that starts at birth and follows children every step of the way with the ultimate goal that they graduate with a university degree, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

Petition launched after damning report on Eastern Cape schools

2017-07-07 06:16

There are schools in the Eastern Cape that still have no access to water, electricity or sanitation.

Western Cape education department to establish 'intervention facilities' for expelled students

2017-07-04 17:29

Specialised facilities will be established in the Western Cape to accommodate students expelled from public schools, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says.

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