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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.


With this year’s National Budget Speech, education, once again, received the majority share of our government’s annual spending.


Education is a basic human right that is enshrined in South Africa’s constitution.


At some or other point during their child's education, most parents will experience the frustration of feeling that their child is just a 'face in the crowd' at school; whether it's because they are being left behind while the class moves on, because they are alone out front and losing interest, or because their strengths and interests simply do not align with the 'expected norms'.  


Academic dishonesty in higher education is not a new phenomenon. The reasons why students are not academically honest are varied – some students have weaker language skills and the language at university is difficult, and for some their work ethic led them to search for non-legitimate solutions to submitting assignments, for instance. 


The Engen Computer School has been transforming lives in South Durban for 13 years and is fast approaching 2 500 graduates who have had their prospects of finding employment enhanced after receiving the basic computer skills training offered by the school. 


Unemployment, poverty and inequality have become the biggest challenges facing South Africa in a generation. Stefan Botha, CEO of education company Optimi (which is owned by PSG), gives insight into how private sector education companies are ready and willing to play a big role in boosting access to education in SA and addressing these massive challenges. 


During the third quarter of 2021, unemployment reached 34,9% in South Africa. This means that more than one-third of people living in the country do not have work. 


Building the foundations for future academic success must start from when a child enters Grade 1, and the focus must be on cultivating a love of learning, an education expert says.


In South Africa, only 13% of graduates leaving tertiary institutions with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are women.


Boosting female representation in South Africa’s technology-enabled sectors has been high on the agenda for years. But despite industry-wide drives to encourage girls to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and work in technology, only 23% of tech jobs in South Africa are held by women.


Hundreds of thousands of people looking to upskill themselves every year in South Africa. The great thing is that there are so many options for people to choose from in South Africa. 


Curro, the JSE listed independent school group, is proud to announce the promotion of Natasha Mkhize as its new Executive: Strategic Relations. Mkhize takes on the role after being the Group's Brand Manager for a period of three years.


We’re in the midst of a seismic change in the world of work.  We’ve seen tech disruption so far eliminate industries, transform others and usher in brand-new ones.  Many working parents have experienced this first-hand.


Tens of thousands of young Matriculants will step onto university campuses over the coming weeks, ready to take on the next phase of their lives. This milestone marks their entry into adulthood and will be exhilarating, exciting and often rather scary, because they are now wholly autonomous and responsible for the trajectory of their lives.


Before our first democratic elections, the South African clothing and garment industry was at an all-time high. As we were sanctioned from the rest of the world, for the right reasons, it meant that the industry was booming due to the lack of cheap imports flooding the market.


Across South Africa, thousands of successful matriculants are about to embark on a new and vital stage of their educational journey.  It’s widely recognised that gaining some kind of tertiary education enhances young people’s opportunities to find fulfilling work and meet their future career and life goals. 


ADvTECH, South Africa’s leading private education provider, says it supports government’s intentions to create the conditions to regulate and quality assure the establishment and maintenance of online schools in South Africa, and looks forward to working with relevant authorities to ensure measures introduced will lead to an improved and quality educational experience for all online students.


Education is strongly considered as one of the keys to unlocking and realising the potential of the proverbial tomorrow's adults in every country, South Africa is no different. In fact, the number of world-class tertiary institutions registered in South Africa is testament to the magnitude of its importance in society.


This week’s release of the 2021 Grade 12 results will be a cause for celebration but the reality is that many matriculants don’t know what they will do next. For 12 years or more, school has been their world but now adulthood and responsibility are looming – and they will have to make choices that will determine their life path.


Following the release of the Matric results of 2021, countless young people will be faced with the need or desire to adjust their study plans for this year because they did not perform as expected, while many others will be faced with the happy news that their options have increased as a result of better-than-expected results - whether this be the eligibility to enrol for higher education, or enrol for a different qualification.

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