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.

In a bid to ensure effective learning at needy schools, Old Mutual has provided 60 000 lapdesks worth R3 million to learners at 30 schools in the country

Classes for the 2007 matric failures, who will be writing their May/June supplementary examinations, have started in KwaZulu-Natal


National Education Minister Naledi Pandor has released the text of the National School Pledge for public comment. The minister is proposing that the pledge will be recited by learners in assemblies and classrooms across the country. View the video clip of the Minister reciting the pledge here.

This year marks the first year that all learners will be on the same national school curriculum

The Mandela Scholarship Fund has invited South African students, who want to undertake postgraduate studies at Sussex University, to send in their applications for scholarships

Schoolchildren could be reciting the National Schools Pledge at their morning assemblies by March, to coincide with Human Rights month

The University of Pretoria is celebrating 100 years of its existence, having been founded on 10 February 1908


Despite its innocuous sounding name, the new Education Act has far reaching consequences for the continued transformation of education, which affect everybody who has a stake in this national enterprise," says Education Department Director General Duncan Hindle. The DG explains how under-performing schools will now be held to account.


The UCT business school will run a special leadership retreat for business and other leaders 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 Eighth Annual Presidential Address Golf Challenge is expected to raise R10 million, which will be donated to benefit the county?s students. The Trust funds the university education of students in the fields of Science, Technology and Economics.

Children from a rural school in Limpopo Province have had the opportunity to make friends and debate global issues with pupils from around the world via an internet link-up


"The daily news of corrupt government, business and civil leaders the world over shows there is an erosion of the capacity to exercise strategic leadership," says Stellenbosch acting Rector Prof Magda Fourie. She called on all students to focus on excellence, ethics and engagement.

Eastern Cape learners who travel long distances to reach schools in the rural areas, are to receive 90 bicycles from the provincial Roads and Transport Department


The Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, has condemned violence during student protests at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
Students are protesting over registration fees, demanding that they be registered without paying the previous academic year's fees and that their debt be rolled over.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has appointed Dr Kwandiwe Kondlo as the new Executive Director of the Democracy and Governance research programme

Study fees are always a burden for univeristy students but even TsiBA in Cape Town, which offers free higher education, sees students drop out as they are encouraged to get a job so they can support their families. TsiBA's Leigh Meinert is calling for a national minimum wage for students to assist them in completing their courses.

With a view to helping organisations improve their competitiveness in local and international markets, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is inviting Cape Town based organisations


Tertiary education must lay an ongoing foundation for young future leaders of the South Africa, the Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said at the opening ceremony of the University of South Africa?s academic year.

Delighted North West students were awarded 52 bursaries by Premier Edna Molewa to further their studies at tertiary institutions of their choice across the country

University bursaries totalling R10 million would be granted to 256 students from disadvantaged communities and poor families, the KwaZulu-Natal government said

The University of Cape Town?s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) full-time MBA programme has, for the fourth consecutive year, been ranked in the Financial Times of London?s Global MBA Top 100,


Professors across South Africa are partnering with Google to introduce students to the world of online advertising and hundreds of South African marketing students are ready for the challenge.

Mokganyetji Serogole, 18, was among the matriculants who were awarded the Thabo Mbeki Matric Merit Award at the Presidential Guesthouse

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