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.

In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series of Open Days

Lekete Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga is the first of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.  

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill aims to protect the integrity of the South African education and training system by giving the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) the legal responsibility to verify qualifications and part-qualifications. 

The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) first ever global report on pre-primary school education has lauded South Africa’s efforts in rolling out pre-primary education.

When Lara van Rooyen from Curro Mossel Bay, scored an esteemed 92.86% average to secure joint honours as Curro Holdings’ IEB top academic achiever of 2018

Governments must create a policy and legal framework for businesses to invest to improve living standards of society and create jobs and grow economies, says Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways (SAA).

A survey taking stock of the progress made in terms of service delivery has revealed that the Basic Education Department (DBE) is making headway in providing libraries or media centres to schools.

False Bay TVET College has received confirmation of the approval of its long-cherished project to establish a College campus in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. 

Education, whether formal or informal learning, is the key driver of the social change we would all like to see in South Africa.

A new TVET College will be built in the Mitchells Plain area in the hopes of uplifting the gang-ridden community through skills development.

Teaching bursaries are available from the independent schools association, ISASA.

Students using Zaio – the UCT start-up that assists with building an information technology (IT) skills profile through coding – will experience a more streamlined offering now that the platform has adopted a fully automated way of doing business.

The bi-annual National Skills Conference and Development Awards took place on 14 and 15 March at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng. 

Nelson Mandela famously stated that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. At the same time however, our education system is in crisis. 

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.

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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).

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