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.


With a view to giving managers and executives an inside look into knowledge networks and their crucial, but often overlooked, role in business, the UCT GSB will be offering a pioneering programme - Social Networking for Industry Leaders.

The University of Venda officially opened for the 2008 academic year, after a delay due to the upgrading of student hostels and other buildings at the university.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has been allocated R2.8 billion, which is the largest share of the provincial budget, to further advance its mission of providing equitable access to education.

"We have one freedom inside us that nobody can take away, the freedom of reaction/attitude in any given circumstance.' Viktor Frankl, the psychologist and concentration camp survivor.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has partnered with the United Nations? World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to launch a new course designed to teach business leaders how intellectual property (IP) can be strategically leveraged to create value and sustain competitive advantage over time.

The Western Cape Education department has provisionally budgeted R9 billion for education to ensure quality outcomes throughout the system.

The University of South Africa (UNISA) this year recorded the highest number of fake matric certificates from prospective students.

World renowned ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace International, Dr Patrick Moore, is expected to discuss the impact of global warming and the search for sustainable clean energy at the University of Pretoria.

The Mpumalanga Education Department has set aside R20 million to increase the number of no fee schools from 952 to 1 440 this year.

The North West government has set aside funds to ensure 716 additional schools to benefit from the no-fee school status this year.

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela.

The Minister of Education, Mrs Naledi Pandor has been informed by the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor F Fourie, that an urgent meeting of the Council has been arranged to discuss the despicable events that were reported in the media.

Saqa?s Fourth Authority appointed by the Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor is a significant milestone in that it represents a strong representation of the key role players in education and training with a majority representation from civil society.

A high drop out rate after Grade 9 and poor quality of education indicate a serious need to improve resources, teaching and increase the assessment of learners, says Minister of Education Naledi Pandor.

Cathy Robinson fully supports the call for skills development funds to be directed to the public FET Colleges. "Many of the Colleges have raised their standards considerably with the help of the recapitalisation funding. The institutional landscape has altered unrecognisably and I am proud to be part of this growing, competent sector," Robinson tells us.

Dispute settlement through mediation before a court trial will save companies and individuals hundreds of millions, Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza SC, chairmain of Equillore, said at the opening of the University of Stellenbosch Business School?s (USB) new Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement.

Students aboard the Scholar Ship spend a semester aboard a 201-meter ocean liner in an intercultural living and learning environment

Cape pupils will be educated about the importance of keeping beaches clean, through a programme themed "Don?t mess with South Africa?s beaches' - which is a partnership of the city council and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

The doom and gloom of a possible recession on the way, rising global inflation, the rising oil price and lower investment returns should not keep South Africans from imagining the future success of the country.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run a special leadership retreat for business and other leaders in South Africa this May which will be directed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the world?s leading figures in meditation and a pioneer who has been instrumental in bringing meditation into the mainstream of medicine and society.

The City of Cape Town?s nature reserves are assisting schools with Geographic Information System (GIS), a new section in the geography curriculum of South African schools.

The KwaZulu-Natal government has set aside R21.6 million for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme for 2008 for children throughout the province

The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has welcomed Lance Stringer as its new Director of the MBA Programme and Linda Ronnie as Director of its Associate in Management (AIM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) programmes.

A centre for training mediators and teaching the concept of dispute settlement will be opened at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

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