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After years of preparation, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will officially receive the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function from the Department of Social Development (DSD). 

 


Almost two in every three youth in South Africa are unemployed as the unemployment rate in the category stands at a staggering 65.5%. 


The approach to the opening of schools in South Africa will remain staggered with coastal and inland schools beginning their respective school years on different dates.


Many people have lost or misplaced crucial documents related to their time in school. Here’s what it will now cost to get these documents replaced. 


In February 2020, Amnesty International said schools in South Africa were characterised by crumbling infrastructure, overcrowded classrooms and relatively poor educational outcomes.


For the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has placed communications technology in the epicentre of modern human activity. 


A study on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education found that around 750 000 learners did not return to school. 


Education is a basic human right that is enshrined in South Africa’s constitution.


Many young people who have grown up in South Africa miss out on university because bursary schemes are for citizens and permanent residents only


About 200 nurses protested on a field in Bhisho on Wednesday against the provincial Department of Health’s decision not to hire them when they complete their training at the end of March.


As youth unemployment continues to soar in South Africa, several employment initiatives were introduced by the government to remedy the issue.


Of every three learners who fall pregnant, only two will return to school. Here’s how the Department of Basic Education (DBE) plans to deal with this crisis. 


As thousands of tertiary students across the country have embarked on the new academic year, research at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) has found that the certificates and degrees they aim to earn may have little impact on South Africa's economic performance.


Many students around the country who want to complete or improve their Matric results have just two weeks to register for the 2022 October/November National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.


The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga wants schools to become centres of excellence and believes in renewing the current basic education accord to do this.


Last week, the Minister of Basic Education revealed that more than 150 000 learners have not yet returned to school. What's even more worrying is that this figure does not include two of South Africa’s nine provinces. 


Building the foundations for future academic success must start from when a child enters Grade 1, and the focus must be on cultivating a love of learning, an education expert says.


In 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector would fall under the jurisdiction of a different governmental department which would impact the operations of the sector. 


Today is the last day candidates wanting to participate in the May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) examinations can register. 


The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will look to educate and support learners on issues related to teenage pregnancy in South Africa. 

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