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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.

Once a student graduates with a tertiary education qualification, they receive a certificate which indicates their achievement. However, students at some colleges have not received these crucial certificates.

In South Africa, learners following the CAPS curriculum achieve their Matric qualifications (National Senior Certificate - NSC) either through writing the assessments of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).  However, this is not to say that DBE and NSC learners just write different final examination papers.  There’s a lot more to it than that.

At the beginning of 2022, South Africa’s 26 public universities were owed a collective R16,5 billion. While the consequences of student debt on universities have been contemplated, very seldom does the discourse centre on the students who owe this money.


In the fast-changing world of work and with South Africa’s high unemployment rates, many graduates (and their parents) are questioning the value of academic qualifications. Even the Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCom), previously considered the most sure-fire way to secure a job in business or finance, has come under the spotlight.


From school through tertiary education, post-grad studies and work-based training, the South African digital learning environment is developing and expanding at a record rate.  For families, online schools are offering a range of choices they have never had before.  


There are just a number of days until the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations get underway in South Africa. Several measures are being put in place to ensure learners are ready for the crucial examination season.


Many people living in South Africa have academic goals, which can be achieved by attending a public university. Some of the country's 26 universities are still considering student applications for the 2023 academic year.


Online learning is flexible and convenient but in some ways it can be more challenging than regular training programmes. Doing an online course requires you to be extremely disciplined and focused.

As Grade 11s head into the final quarter of the year after the holidays, they are advised to use the coming months before they start their final year of school to implement a strategy that will smooth their Matric journey and ensure maximum success, an education expert says.

Do you have an interest in business and want to learn more? Milpark Education offers a variety of different courses on a range of different business focused courses.

This has happened to all of us – and still does to some of us in our dreams! You’ve been studying hard for your economics final assessment, but when you walk into your exam, your mind goes blank. As you read the question paper, you notice your sweaty palms and a rapid heartbeat. Sound familiar?

Project management is a very dynamic, exciting, and profitable career choice. Did you know there are short curses available to gain insight into the project management field?

Human resources (HR) is the division of a business that is responsible for finding, screening, recruiting, and training job applicants. If you want to pursue a career in the HR industry, there are many institutions in South Africa that offer HR courses.


Are you interested in numbers? Does the world of finance intrigue you? Why not enrol in a financial or accounting qualification at Unisa.

According to Statistics South Africa, 66,5% of the country’s youth are unemployed. Several programmes were established to reduce the high unemployment rate with the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) being one of the most successful initiatives.

What will I learn in an economics study programme? For many the field of economics and the career opportunities associated with it is shrouded in mystery.

As the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) changes the way we work, many professionals have become increasingly reliant on computers as tools to complete their work. This is also true for draughtsman jobs. 

Every choice in life has negative and positive elements. So before you decide if you should take a gap year, check out this list of pro's and cons.

While public schools remain the most popular choice for individuals living in South Africa to obtain their matric qualification, many will choose an alternative route. This route involves enrolling in Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) courses.


You might be considering studying abroad but are going back and forth. Furthering your education in another country could be the best move you make, here's why.




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