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.

About 51% of South Africa’s youth - between ages 18 - 24 do not have the financial means to pay for their tertiary tuition, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced.

For book lovers, reading to their children may seem obvious. Why would they not want to pass on their love of literature? However, researchers have shown there are more benefits for both adult and child that come with reading than just building a bond – particularly when it comes to education.

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) supported high school learners in Port Elizabeth as they participated in the water engineering competition hosted by iGEMS.

There is a massive need for comprehensive career guidance for high school learners but schools are struggling to address this problem.

The Ithemba Trust, a women’s empowerment body, together with Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, today celebrated their inaugural inspirational International Women’s Day at Ntsikana Primary School in Daveyton, Gauteng. 

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students.

<p><em>South Africa’s public schooling system is <a href="https://www.cde.org.za/teacher-professional-standards-for-south-africa-t...">riddled with problems</a>

Access to education isn’t a privilege, it’s a basic human right - Mzwandile inspires a new generation of learners.

The British Council, through a partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is pleased to announce funding for 20 higher education partnerships

 

In March 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry proposed amendments to The Skills Development Element set out in Statement 300 of the BBBEE Codes, introducing a separate target for bursaries and increasing the cap on informal training from 15% to 25%.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

University of Cape Town (UCT) third-year Bachelor of Science student Denislav Marinov plans on using 3D printers in South Africa’s schools to level the education playing fields.

It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our country. 

The global economy is undergoing massive disruption. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it a world of ‘cyber-physical systems’ characterised by the merging of physical, digital, and biological realms in profound ways.

Grade 11s who are serious about bringing their best game to their Matric finals next year should, like performance athletes, start their preparation now so that they enter the home straight in pole position when 2020 arrives, an education expert says.

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

In a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is be focused on the manufacturing industry.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has expressed concern at media reports of non-payment of allowances for students at University of South Africa (UNISA).

The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it has moved up two places to reclaim its top 10 position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing the institution among the top 100 universities in a total nine disciplines.

After an intense 3 days of competition at the Durban ICC for the National WorldSkills Competition, 23 of 65 medals over 19 categories were won by the WorldSkills Western Cape Team.  

Proficiency in mathematics is a requirement for the majority of demanding tertiary educational programmes including medicine, engineering, computer science and airline pilot training for instance.

Boston City Campus & Business College launches Postgraduate Diploma in Management: PG.Dip. (Management). 

It is all over the news! How much screen time is too much for young children?  What is it about this age of technology and the need to understand the dynamics of our changing world? 

<p><a href="https://www.che.ac.za/media_and_publications/higher-education-monitor/hi...">High graduation</a> rates are essential for innovation in modern industrialised societies. 

The applications for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme are closing shortly and Grade12 learners are urged to apply.

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