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A policy that guaranteed incentives for qualified teachers working in rural schools has officially been withdrawn by the education department. This could have lasting implications for education in these areas.

 


After heavy rain and flooding plagued parts of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, the education department is concerned about the safety of teachers and learners in the province. 

 


The education department has received an independent report with recommendations that should be implemented to prevent further occurrences of racism and sexism at a Randfontein school.  

 


When considering the quality of a child's education, one of the chief motivating factors when choosing schools remains the likelihood that a specific school will allow a child to perform at the highest possible level. One of the best measures to adjudicate this is to see how many As and distinctions the school produces annually in Matric exams.

 


South Africa has made great strides towards more equitable gender representation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) over the past decade, meaning that there has never been a better time for young women to consider a career in STEM-related fields. That's especially the case with the shortage of skills in STEM in South Africa.

 


Early childhood education is considered the foundation for cognitive development in young children. The recent shift of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function to the education department was done in the hopes of strengthening the sector.

 


The South African Schools Act states that every Member of the Executive Council must ensure that there are enough school places so that every child in the province can attend school.

 


Learners in the Northern Cape will soon be embarking on the next step of their academic journeys as they start with Primary and High school.  Here’s when applications will open in the province.


The first few years at school are crucial in a child's development, as the foundation of learning is laid as they learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. However, parents in the Free State fear that learners could lose out on this crucial development.

 


Teachers are the heartbeat of a country’s society as they play a crucial role in educating the next generation of roleplayers, medical professionals, engineers, sports stars, business people and all leaders.

 


With the uncertain nature of employment, many people are looking at entrepreneurship and starting a business looks like a viable option.


The Gauteng Education Department has announced the opening dates for online school applications in the province. Here’s why Grade R parents should take note of the dates.


Computers have become a large part of our everyday lives. Whether it's work or play, a computer is not far away. 
 


In 2021 the Health Department reported 132 000 deliveries by young girls between ages of 10 and 19. Pregnancy amongst school learners often leads to many teenage girls not completing matric.

 


Learner's attendance in KwaZulu-Natal has picked up over the past few days after two weeks of uncertainty brought upon by torrential rain and flooding in parts of the province.

 


The transition of Early Childhood Development (ECD) from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education is now in full swing, and will change how the academic development of young children is approached in South Africa.


The devastating impact of the flood is not yet known as many learners in KwaZulu-Natal are being prevented from learning while damage to critical infrastructure is still being assessed.

 


Quality education and digital learning aren’t just closely connected. They’re rapidly becoming one and the same thing. Without a thorough understanding of digital platforms, and the ability to engage with them easily and intuitively, learners – both young and adult – will continue to fall short of their full potential.


South Africa will celebrate 28 years of democracy as we recognise Freedom Day on 27 April. Over the last few decades, our country has come a long way. Literacy rates have increased from 82.4% to 95%, according to data from UNESCO. In 1994, 58% of public-school learners in Grade 12 passed matric, while in 2021 that figure was 76.4%.


Disciplinary hearings will begin on Monday for the more than 30 learners who were suspended after consuming Marijuana on school premises.

 

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