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.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has addressed the country on the latest plans for the post-school education and training sector for the rest of the 2020 academic year. Here is the full text of his speech.

Angie Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced the plans for schools to complete the academic year of 2020.


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has spoken to the country about the plans to reopen schools after the national lockdown because of Covid-19.

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Blade Nzimande

"Almost all TVET college students do not have devices to work online, and do not have access to data, various other support initiatives have been explored to support students remotely, whilst simultaneously working on acquiring devices for all NSFAS students" Dr Nzimande

Blade Nzimande

The Higher Education Minister has announced that laptops will be provided for all NSFAS students at college or varsity.

Blade Nzimande

After much speculation, and much discussion at the national Cabinet, the Ministers of education will be announcing the plans they have to finish the academic year.

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With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.


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