Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

With the continued growth in demand for quality higher education options - whether in the public university or private higher education sector - there has also been an increase in bogus colleges exploiting the complexities of the regulatory environment for own gain, an education expert warns.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged students, who received funding, to sign their Loan Agreement Forms (LAFs) within 30 days from the day they receive the forms.

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals: making graduates employable; creating a diverse workforce; and meeting the needs of the country’s economy.

Waiting to receive your child’s school report can be much like waiting to see if you have won the lotto! If you are already aware that your child is struggling at school, you may be preparing yourself for a no-win, while hoping that your fears will not materialise

As an adult, many priorities are vying for our attention at once. We need to earn a living, maintain our relationships and often raise children, which can be an all-encompassing responsibility.

Many non-profit and non-government organisations (NPOs and NGOs) and higher education institutions are in urgent need of financial support – making the importance of writing excellent funding proposals more vital than ever.


Overseas donors play a key role in funding South African universities, and it is vital that more local individuals, companies and philanthropists come on board to support them financially for long-term sustainability.

I can’t adult today: funny when stated ironically on social media, but not so much for parents of students who struggle to start taking on the responsibilities of adulthood as they should be doing in tertiary education.

Government has committed to work with its partners to ensure the implementation of the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS (HEAIDS) National Youth Conference declaration that was handed to leaders by the youth on Sunday.

The Department of Higher Education and Training says over 250 000 National Certificate Vocational NC (V) for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges have been administered and cleared by UmalusI.

Gender diversity is improving at management levels – but very slowly. Could the answer lie in a more sector-specific approach to the problem?

Balancing the various priorities that fill your day is one of the greatest differences between studying as an adult and studying when you have just finished school.

The best start parents can give children to ensure they master maths throughout their school careers, is to ensure they banish negative attitudes towards the subject right from the start, an education expert says.

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has urged the youth of Mokgalwana village in the North West to study maths and science.

Learners at the Open Air School in Durban are enjoying the benefits of newly acquired computer resources, thanks to Correll Tissue, the tissue paper manufacturing entity of Novus Holdings.

There is a growing trend among graduates and current students - who understand that they need to differentiate themselves from their peers in the job market - to complement their main qualification with another kind of training in a completely different field, an education expert says.

Applications for a paid six-month internship program in aerospace now open.

As Government continues to grapple with the issue of expanding access to public universities and making higher education affordable or even fee free, it has become more necessary than ever before to reconsider the country’s approach to private universities.



MBA applications have spiked again, which is good news for business schools. But competition for applicants keeps getting tougher, with the GMAT standard climbing steadily.

Applications for the MTN Solution Space Winter School Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business are closing on 4 June 2017 and the school will be hosting a Demo Day on 31 May to showcase graduates of the current programme.

With university application season now in full swing for Matrics who want to pursue further studies next year, stress levels in homes across the country are rising as a result of the demanding administrative requirements associated with the process.

There are three new exhibitions at the Stellenbosch University Museum – these exhibitions focus on artists or collections from the University Museum’s archive that have not been seen for some time.

Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) wants half of all schools to offer African languages to learners.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were hailed by some as the "next big thing", but are they really? In this article, we will examine the ways in which MOOCs are indeed changing the face of education as well as the challenges facing the world of online education as we ask ourselves: is the future of education massive, open and online?

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has set aside over R1 billion for infrastructure related to the sector.


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