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South Africans are set to enjoy an extra public holiday this December. However, the declaration of this public holiday has forced the education department to make changes to the school calendar. 


While schools around the country opened on Tuesday, learners from North West high school are recovering from an unsettling incident when the bus they were travelling on exploded over the past weekend.

 


The approach to the opening of schools in South Africa will remain staggered with coastal and inland schools beginning their respective school years on different dates.


Over a period of 12 months, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies. 


The South African economy will not be able to remain globally competitive if it does not move away from Victorian-era, rote learning systems and embrace education methods that are tailored for the new digital future of work.


Network provider, MTN has launched a new online school for learners across South Africa. The launch of the online school was announced on Thursday as part of a collaboration between MTN and the Department of Basic Education.


As the academic year approaches its climax, students around the country will be writing exams in order to demonstrate what they've learned over the past year.


Emotional agility, another new requirement evolving from the pandemic, refers to one’s ability to positively experience thoughts, emotions and events and allows people to understand how certain emotions will affect their behaviour.


South Africa’s biggest and most trusted homeschooling provider, Impaq, is launching a new online school at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly.


The pressure to select a career path can be a confusing and daunting experience for most grade 12 learners.  This leads to many matriculants from disadvantaged communities leaving school with little to no information about continuing post-matric due to a lack of career guidance.


 The Department of Basic Education and the Department of Social Development told the Joint Portfolio Committee of both departments that the shift function of Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be implemented on 1 April 2022. This follows the announcement made by the president Cyril Ramaphosa in the 2019 State Of the Nation Address that the function would migrate from the Department of Social Development to its Education counterpart.


The Gauteng Education Department has opened applications for 2022 online school admissions. The admissions process will be done in two phases, with phase 1 being the first to open.  


Facing the challenges of writing matric this year?  One of the best investments of your time will be taking out just an hour and half on the morning of Saturday, 14 August to join the experts at the upcoming SACAP (South African College of Applied Psychology) webinar.  Taking a whole-person approach, the panel will include leaders in their fields who will teach you the all-important hacks you need to not just survive matric but thrive.


The Gauteng Department of Basic Education will soon be opening online applications for the 2022 school year. 


The Department of Basic Education has released a new school calendar for 2022. This calendar details when learners will start school in the new year.


The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced the launch of a new online high school. This new online high school will be the first of its kind in Africa.


Minecraft: Education Edition is used in schools in more than 115 countries to facilitate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and to aid in the development of skills for the fourth industrial revolution. Impressively, across the globe, 126 million people are playing Minecraft each month. The Curro Clash Minecraft Esport League kicked off on 22 June, and has seen a major response from learners across different Curro schools in SA. Curro learners are able to play Minecraft: Education Edition for free as part of their school technology provision. 

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