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.

Learners at three secondary schools in Kuruman, Northern Cape, have been encouraged to apply now at universities and TVET colleges through the 2017 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign.

Education is the single most important element that can take South Africa forward, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.

This past week at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference (GEC) in Sandton, a host of African business leaders discussed the critical role of technology in the growth of African economies.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will register the names of holders of fake certificates on its website.

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will register the names of holders of fake certificates on its website.

UCT GSB alumnus, Mervyn Christoffels, will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB.

Addressing teacher shortages, the disparities that exist between wealthy and poorer schools, critical school maintenance and repairs to accommodate increased learner numbers will be a top priority for the Western Cape Education Department.

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners who are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

A new transcontinental research project is looking at the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees.

Last week in How to Redo Matric, we looked at how you can do Matric through a TVET college or earn a Matric equivalent. This week, we look at the simple option of doing Matric as a private student at a high school.

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

Industry experts at the top of their careers are increasingly branching out into a parallel career in lecturing, owing to the great demand for their skills and the opportunity of broadening their experience.

Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula says the department is working tirelessly to address teacher shortages in the province.

If you want to redo Matric because your marks aren’t good enough, then we can help. Last week we looked at how to redo your Matric if you’d previously written on the old syllabus. This week we take a look at an alternative: doing Matric or an equivalent course through a TVET College.

If you're looking for financial aid for your tertiary education, you may be considering applying with NSFAS. Here's a guide on how to apply online at NSFAS.

You may have read recently that NSFAS would be changing the way applications worked. The organisation has adopted what they call a Student Centered Model, completely overhauling the applications system. So what does this mean for you?

If you’ve been looking for funding for your studies, you may have come across the the term NSFAS. You may be wondering: what is NSFAS? Let’s take a look at what NSFAS is and what it can do for you.

From storytelling and interactive exhibitions, to poetry sessions, musical acts and film screenings, the REDISA-sponsored Puku Story Festival held in Grahamstown from 21-26 February 2017 presented an array of educational activities to promote learning in mother tongue.

Government has allocated a “fee adjustment grant” to assist students from poor, working class and missing middle households to pay for increases of up to 8% on the 2017 higher education fees.

what is the NQF?

What is the NQF? Saqa is responsible for running the National Qualifications Framework, or NQF. The NQF originally consisted of eight levels but was later increased to ten levels. The NQF levels run from Adult Basic Education and Training all the way up to doctoral degrees.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against the officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

Did you write Matric on the old syllabus? Do you want to redo Matric to improve your marks? This week in How to Redo Matric, we look at the options available for those of you who originally wrote on the old syllabus.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5 billion has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20.

Following the student protests that have rocked the country in recent years, Minister Gordhan announced several adjustments to university fees, and appointed a commission to assess the feasibility of free higher education and training.

Finding yourself sitting in a crowded campus lecture hall, unable to understand the person lecturing you from a vast distance, and thinking to yourself: “What am I doing here?” is unfortunately quite a common student experience.

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