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 bursaries which will run for a period of four years, will cover accommodation costs, books and a living stipend

Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic prowess. The percentage on the report card has always been the benchmark by which we believe we can determine if a child will become a successful adult, or not.

There is an inextricable link between the level of education and the level of poverty in society.

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa has been creating bridges between the youth of South Africa and Japan through various people-to-people exchange programmes for more than two decades.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says R900 million will be earmarked each year to support the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP).

“With over 27 years’ experience in Post School Education, Boston City Campus & Business College knows what it takes to raise the bar for students and vastly improve success rates”.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is to embark on a new enrolment planning exercise for the academic period 2020 to 2025.

Germany is considered to be a leader in vocational education. Here's why students in Germany are still eager to pursue technical training in a digital world.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

As a parent you want to help your child find a fulfilling career but in order to make the right choices you need to have all the facts.

In the coming months, Grade Nines will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school years, on which they will be tested when they sit for their final Matric exams.

Studying abroad is more than a travel opportunity, it can improve your job prospects and give you invaluable life experience.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will open the online application system for Grade 1 and 8 learners on Monday, 16 April, and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

South Africa’s notoriously high drop-out rate among first year university students can be ascribed to a number of factors.



South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions.

Despite efforts to boost access to tertiary education the majority of South African school leavers do not pursue a higher education after matric.

It is relatively rare for a young person to leave school knowing on their own exactly what they want to do next

A total of 27 scholarships are being awarded to candidates that meet the requirements of its MBA, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip) and Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (ACMP) programmes.

A further R1.1 billion has been allocated to build additional accommodation at 17 institutions of higher learning across the country.

Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls for what are called “enhanced efficiencies” – a term drawn from the business world

Graduations are celebrations, but few realise the struggles that many students face in getting across the finish line.

Despite thousands of South Africans struggling to find employment because they never finished school, few are aware of the option of completing a Technical Matric, which allows them to access a myriad of careers where employers are desperately seeking skilled staff.

Many students will, for the first time, encounter what is called an open book assessment once they start writing tests and exams at their public university or private higher education institution.  

‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them in mutual weirdness and call it ‘friendship’’

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research


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