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Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, government and the department of education are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Below you'll find a variety of educational content on online learning, tvet colleges, higher education, gde admissions, tertiary education, inclusive education and more. Also find the latest stories on Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshekga.

Athlone’s Mohamed Tawfeeq Adams believes that knowledge is power. “The late great Nelson Mandela said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, which is why I will never stop learning and challenging myself,” says the trainee data analyst based at Engen’s head office in Cape Town.

With the ongoing growth of online schooling in South Africa, parents are increasingly considering this route as a viable option for their children. Still, they are left overwhelmed by the massive range of schools and their differences in offerings.

Short courses are often flexible, cost-effective and time-efficient, allowing students to upskill themselves or gain knowledge to advance their careers and job prospects. The IQ Academy offers several short courses that can assist individuals to boost their employability in their respective fields. 

The latest New Leaf Technologies Learning Indaba & Articulate Roadshow in Johannesburg and Cape Town proved a resounding success, as hundreds of learning and development professionals packed the respective venues to gain valuable insights from global experts in the field.

When planning to complete a Masters of Business Administration programme, there are many factors you will need to take into consideration if you wish to choose the best option for you. Here are some guidelines that may help you make the best decision for you and your career.

According to South African cooking school, Capsicum Culinary Studio, the key to growing a business and expanding the footprint is to document all business systems, processes and routines that are utilised during a typical day of operation. Here are some tips that helped Capsicum grow from a small business to a successful medium-sized business.

Thousands of students enrolled in academic programmes at universities enjoy access to a wealth of resources provided by the institution. There is a process to follow before students can access these resources if they are enrolled at a popular institution in KwaZulu-Natal.

Several public and private institutions offer courses in graphic design to individuals who want to study while they are working. These courses enable students to gain valuable skills while allowing them to retain their income.


Becoming a teacher is an admirable career as teachers are often the ones who shape minds and give rise to greatness for the future. One of the processes to becoming a teacher is to be registered with the South African Council for Educators.

If you are looking to do a short course at any institution of learning, it is important to look at the tuition fees. Should you not be able to afford to pay for your short course, you need to take a look at the financial aid options that you may use.

The match between a qualification and the prospects of finding employment is one of the things aspirant students need to take increasingly into consideration given tough economic conditions, an education expert says.

Pre-2018, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme was a student loan that financially supported thousands of students in public institutions of higher education. Over the past few years, the Scheme has undergone significant changes.


Having years of experience in your respective field can be beneficial when pursuing a qualification. This is because your chosen institution will still be interested in whether your skill levels match your preferred qualification, and this is where Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can benefit your eligibility status. 

Since the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2015, and its subsequent rise in prominence, the global view of education has been challenged to the extent that education systems need to be adaptable, or they will face becoming irrelevant.



Nurses plays an essential role in society. If you want to become a nurse or join the nursing profession, the first step would be to acquire the necessary training and qualifications.  

It has become mandatory for people working in the Education and Training sector to have Assessor, Moderator and Facilitation certifications. However, you need to make sure that you meet a few requirements before you even start with your registrations.


Some education experts have revealed that South Africa’s adult literacy is lower than other developing countries. Fortunately, the Department of Basic Education does have an opportunity for these adults to take another shot at their education.


This year, matrics will head to exam rooms for the last time in their high school careers. Some will find themselves in a terrifying situation where they hit that dreaded black - an inability to recall information despite months of solid preparation and dedicated study. This is arguably students' biggest fear as they write some of the most important examinations of their lives so far. 

Leaving home and heading off to university is a rite of passage for many young people but it’s also a stressful time of adjustment for them and their parents; one which is exacerbated by the lack of available and affordable student accommodation.

Final matric results can bring about relief for some but it can also be the catalyst for depression and suicide in others and relatives need to look out for warning signs. 




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