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Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, government and the department of education are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Below you'll find a variety of educational content on online learning, tvet colleges, higher education, gde admissions, tertiary education, inclusive education and more. Also find the latest stories on Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshekga.


The 2024 academic year is now in motion and TVET Colleges are starting to open their Semester 2 and Trimester 2 applications. Individuals still interested in enrolling in a TVET College in 2024 can still apply.


South Africa is caught in a vice of two different but interrelated crises: a skills shortage and an economy that is deindustrialising and dying. Jon Foster-Pedley, dean and director of Henley Business School Africa, believes both these trends need to be reversed if we want to turn the economy around.


This article provides a guideline for how HR and L&D professionals can harness their existing content to keep their eLearning relevant and their employees upskilled and performing at their peak.


Dr Corrin Varady, CEO of IDEA, praised the Finance Minister's announcement that he would be allocating R303 billion towards basic education. However he tell us his concern is that mixed signals or confused priorities will either lead to misspent or underspent funds at provincial level.


There are fifty registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa which operate on more than 264 campuses spread across the rural and urban areas of the country that you can choose from.


Okay, so you’re done (or about to be done) with school? Cool, now what? Not sure? You’re scratching your head aren’t you?


Did you do a Matric exam rewrite and you’re wondering how to get your Matric rewrite results? Here's how.


South Africa’s Nissan Academy is making use of ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning strategies to improve service standards in its dealer network.


A new project aimed at equipping more South Africans with the skills to save lives is blazing a trail for corporate social investment strategies.


Postgraduate students in South Africa will, as of next year, be able to pursue an innovative new study path with the launch of a Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Thinking by South Africa’s leading private education provider. 


The distance and online learning industry in South Africa and Africa as a whole is growing rapidly, with increasing demand for online education and the adoption of digital technologies.


For many parents, play seems frivolous. However, there’s a method in the madness –  in it lies the freedom to think, express, interact, and explore


As technology continues to advance, so does the way we learn. Online learning continues to grow in popularity, with most educational institutions now adopting a strategy of extending their offering of online courses and programmes. 


As graduation ceremonies go it was a small affair, but for the ten previously unemployed St Helena Bay women graduating as qualified food handlers it was a big deal. Their achievement is an important part of a pioneering project at a local primary school which seeks to make school feeding more impactful.


In the dynamic landscape of education, the role of teachers is pivotal in shaping the future of generations to come. The demands placed on educators are constantly evolving, requiring a commitment to ongoing professional development and training.


Parents tread a delicate line during the high-pressure Matric study and exam time. On the one hand you want to be motivating for optimal performance every step of the way, but it’s easy to tip over into applying too much pressure on an already stressed-out teen. 


While it is not uncommon for South African school students to struggle with Mathematics during their educational journeys, more awareness is needed about a learning disorder called Dyscalculia, to ensure that students who may be Dyscalculic are able to access the help they need timeously and effectively, an education expert says.

 


Every year, thousands of South African children are not placed in schools due to inadequate capacity. This has been exacerbated by the semigration of parents hoping to find job opportunities in major economic hubs like Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape following the pandemic, with nearly 60% of the South African population living in these three provinces.


Athlone’s Mohamed Tawfeeq Adams believes that knowledge is power. “The late great Nelson Mandela said education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, which is why I will never stop learning and challenging myself,” says the trainee data analyst based at Engen’s head office in Cape Town.


With the ongoing growth of online schooling in South Africa, parents are increasingly considering this route as a viable option for their children. Still, they are left overwhelmed by the massive range of schools and their differences in offerings.

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