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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.

Its' no secret that technology is redefining the way we learn. Mobile in particular, holds immeasurable possibilities in the areas of access, quality and flexibility.

South African social enterprise Lakheni, run by two UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) MBA graduates, was placed third in the global business plan competition, winning R90000 to invest in their venture.

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) joined South African corporations, non-government organisations and various stakeholders in the public and private sector across the world in speaking out against the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals residing in South Africa.

The South African College of Applied Psychology recently launched its new postgraduate Psychology Honours programme, Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology Honours (BSocSciHons) on both its Cape Town and Johannesburg campuses.

It is no secret that the education system in South Africa has a long history of discrimination and inequality.

A South African private higher education institution has, in a first for the country, launched an innovative electronic verification system to accompany its degrees.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation says South Africa has reached a number of milestones in education since it formulated its first White Paper on the Development of Education and Training in 1995.

Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), saying it provides an excellent opportunity for the development of health professionals.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande today met with the leadership of the four former Afrikaans only universities as part of a process of cluster engagement on transformation within the higher education sector.

As part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address the poor performance by learners in languages and numeracy, the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, will launch the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015.

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