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.

A coalition of educators, foundations, and internet pioneers are urging governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the internet. Mark Shuttleworth is promoting the campaign strongly as he believes that the success of open technology platforms such as Linux shows that how powerful open education will be.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is to give bursaries to allow mathematics and science teachers to further their studies

The Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, paid surprise visits to four schools in Cape Town

The Department of Education in the Western Cape has warned principals that they may not withhold the reports of students whose parents are unable to pay for school fees

Scores of beaming but anxious Grade R pupils filed into schools across KwaZulu-Natal to start the first day of their academic careers

Students across southern Africa are benefiting from the supported distance learning option provided for the MBA degree by Mancosa. Academic Director of Mancosa, Osman Seedat, tells the Skills Portal that their fully accredited degree is particularly popular with students who are in full time employment, who can work in their own time but still benefit from weekend workshops.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has increased the delivery of textbooks in non-section 21 schools to 100 percent in the 2008 academic year compared to 80 percent in 2007

This year, the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department will see itslowest teacher/learner ratio, due to the appointment of 3000 more teachers in the province

The opening of eight new schools and the appointment of 747 new teachers in Western Cape schools is set to reduce overcrowding of classrooms

Twenty-five matriculants in Mpumalanga have been given bursaries to study towards various careers in the fields of agriculture and land administration.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has offered at least 120 students bursaries to further their studies at tertiary institutions, in order to become teachers.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education will open registration for tuition classes, to prepare pupils who failed their matric examinations for June?s supplementary examinations

This year will be an unforgettable year for the University of Pretoria staff and students as they celebrate the institution?s 100 year anniversary

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has urged learners to study, refrain from gangs, be wary of HIV/Aids and use the power of education to ensure a brighter future for the country

Western Cape Colleges will begin in earnest next week with the National Vocational Certificate (NVC) programmes entering their second year. The NVC offers renewed opportunity for young people to complete the equivalent of matric and acquire vital skills, which could make them almost immediately employable

While on a visit to the school, Gauteng Education MEC Angie Motshekga took the opportunity to congratulate the Bhukulani Secondary School for achieving a 95.3 percent matric pass rate last year

The sound of school bells echoing through the air will officially mark the start of the 2008 academic year as well as the second year of Maths on MXit; the innovative instant messaging maths tutoring programme.

About 148 bursaries are to be given to pupils in the North West province who performed well in 2007.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor visited four schools in Mpumalanga to ensure learning and teaching had started on time.

Most pupils were scared to let go of their parents on their first day of school, but 6-year-old Pale Nthite could only admire his new school uniform and was eager to start his schooling career

The South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA) is offering bursaries in engineering, physics and computer science to young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

A total of 240 tertiary education students will benefit in bursaries from First National Bank (FNB) to the value of R6.6 million during the 2008 academic year. This announcement was made by FNB Board Chairman Sizwe Nxasana.

On the eve of a new school term, Education Minister Naledi Pandor has renewed her commitment to making schools in the country safer, focusing on sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

Impoverished young people from Mpumalanga are being encouraged to apply for bursaries to study at the Gert Sibande Further Education and Training (FET) College this year.

In a bid to reduce overcrowding in Gauteng schools, the provincial Department of Education is expected to open 17 new schools when schools reopen countrywide


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