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.

Matrics who fail both their final exams in 2007 and supplementary exams in June 2008 will have to write the old Senior Certificate as private candidates or go to back school for three years and start again in Grade 10 under the new National Senior Certificate, says INTEC College, one of South Africa?s leading providers of distance learning.

South Africans should look beyond 2010 and see the Soccer World Cup as a starting point for future success. These were the words of Profs Eltie Links and Andre Roux of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), who took part in a panel discussion at the recent Lifestyle SA Festival - Celebrating Black!

The Careers24.com Salary Survey2007 has just been released and shows that employees with post-graduate degrees command an average annual salary that is some 50% more than the average base.

Some 5 344 teaching positions have been created by the provincial Department of Education in Limpopo to ensure the provinces children receive quality education.

Planning for your child’s education should start as early as possible - long before your tiny mite has even had his or her first taste of rice cereal - because unless you start planning and saving well in advance, a quality education could become unaffordable.

Two hundred and seventy participants from across South Africa, and as far
afield as Botswana, received their certificates for successfully completing=
executive development courses of USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED).
USB-ED is the executive education arm of the University of Stellenbosch
Business School.

The Advanced Programme in Call Centre Leadership, launched in 2007, harnesses the knowledge of industry experts, explores the latest industry research and best practice, and involves enlightening industry visits to both in-house and outsource call centres.

Future intelligence under discussion at international conference in Stellenbosch

Futurists from around the world gathered in Stellenbosch this week (5 - 8 November) to discuss the state of the future and future intelligence capacity.

Government is to increase the number of tertiary institutions to reach its target of 20 percent enrolment of young people aged between 18 and 25 in the higher education system by 2015

President Thabo Mbeki chaired the Higher Education Working Group meeting at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor and various representatives of the Higher Education fraternity, also attended the Working Group, which was last held in May this year.

The first programme of its kind to run at a local business school, it will play a role in building capacity so that South Africa can host 2010 FIFA World Cup events with aplomb and also fully capitalise on event hosting opportunities post-2010.

The UCT GSB will launch an innovative programme in 2008 specifically designed to develop women leaders in South Africa. According to Dr Marjolijn Dijksterhuis, director of the new Women in Leadership Programme, it is designed for women with proven leadership capacity who want to develop to their full professional potential.

Further Education and Training colleges are central to the delivery of priority skills needed in South Africa, according to the Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor.

The education department plans to increase the university student population to 820 000 by 2010, 82 000 more students than in 2005. It also plans to increase the number of graduates from 120 000 to 150 000 a year by 2010.

Knowledge and empowerment are in the spotlight during the annual Knowledge Week of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). There are three key areas of focus this year, namely

There may not be any traffic lights in Mpumalanga's rural Nkomazi area, but children at the local primary school know exactly what they are for, writes Thabisile Khoza.

The Department of Education has given lower income earners an opportunity to save for their children’s education at colleges and university.

A South African Post-higher Degree (PhD) Project is to strengthen the corporate and higher education sectors by increasing the numbers and diversity of appropriately skilled professionals.

Introducing the debate on the FET College Bill , the Minister of Education said, "The Bill is not only important for setting up a specific statutory platform for colleges

For the first time an African university has appeared in the THES-QS World University Rankings 2007 which rank all universities across the world. The report, published in the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement, shows that the UK and US dominate the top 10 and includes

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has launched the Es'kia Mphahlele internship programme in commemoration of the international award-winning writer, teacher and tireless fighter for the revival of African consciousness.

The new Gaming and Hospitality Management Academy in Cape Town is putting its money where its mouth is by offering a bursary for their one-year course to 3 students from the Western Cape.

Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Nqcuka was inaugurated as the second Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) woman chancellor.
The first woman chancellor to be appointed by the institution was the late Dr Adelaide Tambo in 2005.

The University of Venda?s (Univen) is on a campaign to raise R1 billion, in order to position itself as the centre of tertiary education for rural and regional development in the country.

The Zenex Foundation has donated R10 million to schools under the Dinaledi Project, which aims to boost high level mathematics and science at high schools.

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