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.

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

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


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.

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

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.

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

For the past 13 years, every single pupil who has been taught by mathematics teacher December Mpapane has passed, and many have become engineers and doctors

With a view to further developing managerial capacity within South Africa, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has increased its bursary funding to the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) in 2008 and pledged to continue its funding for a further three years

Reflecting on the opening of the 2008 school year Eduation DG Duncan Hindle is pleased to report that no child is learning under a tree, and no class is without a teacher. However there are still 9 000 schools that are under-performing and they will be a priority for the Education Department.

The Jan van Riebeeck High School in the Western Cape has agreed to sell underutilised land worth R60 million to private developers, and plans to use the funds to build additional facilities.

The North West Department of Social Development is to spend R10.9 million on orphans and vulnerable children as part of their back to school support campaign.

"At this time of the year, some poor parents and learners often find themselves facing issues pertaining to non-admission, debt collection activity and the withholding of report cards due to unpaid school fees

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


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 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

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.

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

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 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

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