Education

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.

Are you starting varsity or college next year? Here are some things you should know before you enter this new phase of your life.

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online application service for matriculants, who struggled to secure a place at the educational institution of their choice,

The announcement made by PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) that 78% of Gr 4 children in South Africa cannot read

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has refuted claims by members of trade union Solidarity that some teachers will lose jobs in 2018.

The Gauteng Department of Education says it is saddened by the loss of a Grade 11 learner who committed suicide after receiving his year-end academic report on Wednesday.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the solution to improved literacy levels in South Africa lies in improving work in the foundation phase.

High school graduation means that you qualify for the next stage of your life. Find out how you can make effective decisions to delight in a fulfilling career.

Before beginning official schooling, parents can give their young children a boost in learning mathematics by noticing, exploring and talking about maths during everyday activities at home or out and about. 

The UCT Graduate School of Business has published a collection of quality teaching case studies that are set to help business school students across the world get to grips with the social and economic realities of doing business in Africa.

Schools will issue report cards to learners across the province this week when the academic year ends for learners tomorrow, 6 December 2017.

With the release of university results in coming weeks, many first years have to face up to the fact that their transition from school to higher education was less successful than planned.

Pinkie Luswazi, 53, has turned her passion for design from a very young age into a thriving business in Mandalay, Cape Town and her company, Luspin Production designs, produces original lively street-style and formal ware as well as décor items with a twist of Africa in the fabric and design.

The Class of 2017 on Tuesday wrote their last paper to mark the end of this year’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

With two months of freedom from exam papers and classes ahead of them, many Matriculants and students are wisely opting to use their time to gain some cash and experience.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the usefulness (or not) of the university degree, with some commentators even venturing the opinion that degrees are, in fact, dead.

Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way this is done in our hyper-competitive, over structured world may in fact be working against exactly these intentions.

The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiary institution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange.

The Department of Basic Education is calling for public comment on the Draft Policy on Home Education.

57 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students from around South Africa have been named semi-finalists in the ABSA Turbo TVET Competition.

Most students have reached the midway mark of their end-of-year exams. If this is you there is still time to improve your study regime and ace your finals with these top study apps.

An ‘Innovation Lab’ complete with Virtual Reality, 3D goggles, a drone, a 3D printer, Amazon Echo, an Emotiv headset and credit card-sized computers, has been launched at the University of Cape Town, bringing theory to life for hundreds of students.

 

It might be tempting to laze about this coming festive season but spending your time productively over Christmas could you set you up for life.

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize says there needs to be a proper understanding of the qualifications and skills training required to meet the complex and evolving needs of society and the economy.

Unisa is re-opening applications for the 2017 fee adjustment (missing middle) grant from 10 to 24 November 2017.

One of the proposals in the Heher Commission is to move to an Income Contingency Loan(ICL) funding model. But what does this mean?

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