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Open days and orientation days have more value than meets the eye.

In 2012, NSFAS allocated R45.5 million in bursaries to 1 368 students with disabilities. This was increased to R69.9 million in 2014, with 1 383 students benefiting as at 12 February 2015.

The Department of Basic Education has welcomed the increase in the funds allocated to education by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in the 2015 Budget.

R840 million will be allocated to historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) from the development grant over the next two financial years.

Manor Gardens Primary School in Durban was crowned the winners of the SA Kids Lit Quiz National Final.

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the department is pleased with the uptake of learners in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system.

Repeated conflicts over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme shortfall at the start of each year has become a recurring nightmare for university staff and students alike.

Contemporary mental models and organisational beliefs regarding innovation in the workplace no longer fit the present economic environment that we are experiencing now.

Recognising the shortage of skilled artisans in the automotive industry, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has expanded the premises of its AA Technical College to accommodate more students.

At an official handover ceremony False Bay College received the National Disability Award Prize for its contribution to inclusivity and access for students with disabilities.

Six key areas have been identified by the the Department of Higher Education and Training as elements that need immediate attention.

A new postgraduate diploma in Public Sector Accounting addresses crucial financial skills shortages in the public sector – the first accounting programme of its kind in South Africa.

Learners who did not pass matric between 2012 and 2014 are encouraged to apply for the National Youth Development Agency’s National Senior Certificate 2nd Chance Rewrite programme.

False Bay TVET College received the National Disability Higher Education Institution Award 2014 for supporting the advancement of people with disabilities.

Northlink College participated in the first inaugural WorldSkills South Africa competition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre during January 2015.

Wits University, together with the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) has received official endorsement from the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) for the further development of the Tshimologong Precinct.

The South African leg of the International Kids Lit Quiz, in partnership with The Times, will kick off in Cape Town.

Thabang Manamela, who is visually impaired, won the gadget with Jaws software during the National Disability Awards 2014 held in Cape Town, last year.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will award bursaries to deserving high school learners in the De Doorns region in the Western Cape this academic year.

If you are an astute observer of life with a curiosity about the world and great drawing skills to match, a career in animation could be for you.

The UCT College of Accounting has developed an innovative – and free – teaching platform geared to help thousands of students across South Africa master complex accounting and business principles.

Matric candidates, who were implicated in group copying during the National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2014 examinations, can register for the 2015 Supplementary examinations, says the Eastern Cape Education Department.

Learners from 10 schools in Gauteng will join hundreds of organisations to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) on 10 February.

A task team, which was recently appointed by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, has recommended that the department plans and implements a rigorous national Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) teacher development programme.

The MECs for Education called for the finalisation of investigations into the group cheating in last years’ matric examinations.

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