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.

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.

The Basic Education Department has dismissed media reports claiming that teachers are leaving the public education system in droves. 

On 29th October 2018 at the Sandton International Convention Centre the 2nd annual Fundi Education Forum, in partnership with 

A Bachelor of Commerce also known as a BCom degree is a popular choice for students entering university for the first time.

University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced the launch of the Centre for African Management and Markets

The opposite of depression, misery, addictions and negative behavioural choices is purpose, connection, acknowledgement and a healthy sense of independence.

Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). 

The North West provincial legislature’s committee on education has called on parents and society as a whole to play their role in instilling discipline and order within communities.

The career path you decide to pursue will largely determine where you should study.

With just 34 days to go until the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, the Basic Education Department (DBE) says it is expecting at least 787 281 learners to sit for this year’s exams.

There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a rise in the number of institutions from which prospective students can choose when considering their further education. 

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says coding should be introduced as a compulsory subject in schools in order to put the upcoming South African generation on par with international standards.

Ralph McDougall, Grade 12 learner at Curro Durbanville, recently scored top marks in the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO), finishing alongside second- and third-year university students in the top six.

Equipping children with digital literacy and digital skills is an act of great patriotism, says Deputy Minister for Communications Pinky Kekana.

South Africa needs to undergo a learning revolution to keep up with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and improve the way young South Africans learn. 

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars (SOP).

Faith Ngwenya, Technical Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), says the organisation has observed a dramatic drop in the number of scholars taking accountancy at school.

Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers!  The circle of life is such that we forget, often with some relief, what it was like to deal with the stressful challenges of our changing bodies, academic expectations and social interactions when WE were teenagers. 

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