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.


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.

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

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

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.


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

"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 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

The Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, paid surprise visits to four schools in Cape Town

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.

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

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

The opening of eight new schools and the appointment of 747 new teachers in Western Cape schools is set to reduce overcrowding of classrooms

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education will open registration for tuition classes, to prepare pupils who failed their matric examinations for June?s supplementary examinations

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has offered at least 120 students bursaries to further their studies at tertiary institutions, in order to become teachers.

Twenty-five matriculants in Mpumalanga have been given bursaries to study towards various careers in the fields of agriculture and land administration.

This year will be an unforgettable year for the University of Pretoria staff and students as they celebrate the institution?s 100 year anniversary

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has urged learners to study, refrain from gangs, be wary of HIV/Aids and use the power of education to ensure a brighter future for the country

Western Cape Colleges will begin in earnest next week with the National Vocational Certificate (NVC) programmes entering their second year. The NVC offers renewed opportunity for young people to complete the equivalent of matric and acquire vital skills, which could make them almost immediately employable

While on a visit to the school, Gauteng Education MEC Angie Motshekga took the opportunity to congratulate the Bhukulani Secondary School for achieving a 95.3 percent matric pass rate last year

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