As the highly contagious Covid-19 virus continues to spread, the South African government has decided to gather a task team for stakeholders in the post-school and education training sector. The department has requested all universities and colleges to complete an updated survey on their information technology capabilities for offering online learning.
With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.
“When people think of further study, they often think that the only worthwhile option is degree study at a public university. This could not be further from the truth,” says Elbie Liebenberg, Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy, which serves more than 20 000 South African distance learning students every year.
The Department of Higher Education and Training has informed the Skills Portal that they have withdrawn the press release they issued on Friday the 8th September claiming that a bogus university was launching in Johannesburg.
The Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) announced on Friday that it will reprioritise funds to finalise the restructuring of South African Airways (SAA) and the implementation of the airline’s business rescue plan.
I blame Rudolf Straeuli - but maybe that?s unfair because Seta-bashing started a long time before the Springboks dismal performance at the Rugby World Cup. But without the Bokke to keep our minds occupied our national efforts seem to be focused on complaining about Setas.