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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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 national education budget remains the highest of all government deparments, rising to R120 billion in the year ahead. This includes money for school infrastructure, another 600 000 children to benefit from early childhood education and a 30% increase in school feeding schemes.

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

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.

The Eastern Cape has invested more than R85 million in supporting financially needy students to obtain their basic qualifications

The new Bill of Responsibilities for the youth of South Africa will be taught in all schools as part of life orientation skills, says Education Minister Naledi Pandor. Unveiling the Bill, the minister said there was a need to instil a culture of respect and responsibilities among the youth.

The Education Laws Amendment Act (Act 31 of 2007) was passed by parliament and signed into law in December 2007

Johnson and Johnson (JandJ) has teamed up with the University of Cape Town?s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) to create an innovative leadership development programme specially geared to advancing women in the company.

The doors to learning were opened wider this week with announcements of financial relief for university and school fees.


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