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.

Matric exams signify the culmination of one journey and the kick-off off another.

As the Matric class of 2018 settle into the rhythm of their final exams, an education expert has warned them not to become complacent thinking the ‘worst’ is behind them, but instead to knuckle down and give it their best sustained effort right until the end.

The Department of Basic Education has distanced itself from a letter making reference to a Mathematics question paper.

Most successful entrepreneurs have experienced failure, said talent manager, author and educator Dr Mathew Knowles, at the launch of his new book in Cape Town at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is scheduled to lead the department’s Second Chance Programme to George in the Western Cape on Saturday.

The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that, so often, go hand-in-hand with the experience.

Discussions on universities role in achieving Africa’s Agenda 2063 has taken centre stage at the 6th Africa Higher Education Week and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference.

"Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing rapid growth with the demand for education outstripping supply."

Your whole life you have been told by your parents, your teachers, your coaches that you will not be successful without a university degree, that you will amount to nothing without good grades and your head in the books.

In an effort to demystify the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application process students were invited to pose their funding-related questions via a live Twitter chat.

Students who are struggling to apply for government funding can now receive help at the new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) office.

Schools are not only expected to give learners a good academic foundation, they are under increasing pressure to ensure their learners get regular exercise and eat healthily.

Sbathle Zwane, the 10-year old from Soweto who went viral for firing off answers to difficult maths multiplication questions while being videoed by a police officer, 

The student population at South African universities have changed dramatically in the last two decades. It’s now much more diverse in terms of age, race, culture, backgrounds, educational experience and academic potential.


Government has wished all Grade 12 learners well as they commence with their 2018 final examinations today. 

Quality assurer, Umalusi, has completed its groundwork ahead of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and is confident they will be rolled out in a credible manner.

The UK Financial Times has released its list of the world's top 100 Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes and the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science

If you listened to the conversations that are taking place about the upcoming Matric exams, you would find that they are most often rooted in fear. 

Grit, defined as the combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal is the hallmark of high achievers. 

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has challenged Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to become part of the critical drive for skills development in South Africa.

With Matric finals loading and learners heading to exam venues in a matter of days, the bulk of reviewing should now be over, and the limited time available before and during the exams should be strategically managed, an education expert says.

One of Africa’s top academics on artificial intelligence will present an open lecture at UCT.

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

King Edward VII School, in Johannesburg, shone brightly this year, boasting with eight pupils in the national top 50 of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants’ (

On Friday, 5 October, the new and improved online registration system for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme will go live.


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