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.

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

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

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

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

About 148 bursaries are to be given to pupils in the North West province who performed well in 2007.

The sound of school bells echoing through the air will officially mark the start of the 2008 academic year as well as the second year of Maths on MXit; the innovative instant messaging maths tutoring programme.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor visited four schools in Mpumalanga to ensure learning and teaching had started on time.

The South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA) is offering bursaries in engineering, physics and computer science to young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

Most pupils were scared to let go of their parents on their first day of school, but 6-year-old Pale Nthite could only admire his new school uniform and was eager to start his schooling career

A total of 240 tertiary education students will benefit in bursaries from First National Bank (FNB) to the value of R6.6 million during the 2008 academic year. This announcement was made by FNB Board Chairman Sizwe Nxasana.

On the eve of a new school term, Education Minister Naledi Pandor has renewed her commitment to making schools in the country safer, focusing on sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

Impoverished young people from Mpumalanga are being encouraged to apply for bursaries to study at the Gert Sibande Further Education and Training (FET) College this year.

More than five million South African pupils will be exempted from paying school fees this year.

In a bid to reduce overcrowding in Gauteng schools, the provincial Department of Education is expected to open 17 new schools when schools reopen countrywide

With over five million school-going children, 25 081 more than last year, from across the country set to benefit from schools fees exemptions a huge burden that has been taken off the shoulders of parents struggling to make ends meet.

Special Saturday schools are being organised by the Western Cape Education Department for candidates who failed the 2007 Senior Certificate Examinations

The Louis Group Business Academy, in association with USB Executive Development (USB-ED) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, held a graduation ceremony for 148 people who passed its free business course.

Matrics who fail both their final exams in 2007 and supplementary exams in June 2008 will have to write the old Senior Certificate as private candidates or go to back school for three years and start again in Grade 10 under the new National Senior Certificate, says INTEC College, one of South Africa?s leading providers of distance learning.

South Africans should look beyond 2010 and see the Soccer World Cup as a starting point for future success. These were the words of Profs Eltie Links and Andre Roux of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), who took part in a panel discussion at the recent Lifestyle SA Festival - Celebrating Black!

The Careers24.com Salary Survey2007 has just been released and shows that employees with post-graduate degrees command an average annual salary that is some 50% more than the average base.

Planning for your child’s education should start as early as possible - long before your tiny mite has even had his or her first taste of rice cereal - because unless you start planning and saving well in advance, a quality education could become unaffordable.

Some 5 344 teaching positions have been created by the provincial Department of Education in Limpopo to ensure the provinces children receive quality education.

Two hundred and seventy participants from across South Africa, and as far
afield as Botswana, received their certificates for successfully completing=
executive development courses of USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED).
USB-ED is the executive education arm of the University of Stellenbosch
Business School.

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