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AMCU Trust Fund broadens educational horizons

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) – through its Marikana Massacre AMCU Trust Fund wing – and Horizon Educational Trust have partnered for change in a landmark R1.5m sponsorship...

Issued by Pacinamix 16 hours ago

NWU School of Business achieves AMBA accreditation

The NWU School of Business and Governance (NWU SBG) has been granted accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a period of five years...

1 day ago

Win a Boston City College education bursary from Cradlestone Mall

Cradlestone Mall is offering lucky shoppers the opportunity to win one of two bursaries, worth R20,000 each, to study at Boston City Campus and Business College...

1 day ago

Praesignis agreement with Da Vinci Institute enables accredited courses in Innovation and Data Science

Praesignis experts led by Chief Advisor Jac Spies will be developing curricula with Da Vinci academics in the fields of Innovation and Data Science, from certificate level up to a Master Degree level...

Issued by Praesignis 20 Jan 2017

Gender fail for UKZN managers

The number of female graduates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal outstrips that of males by at least 9000 annually, yet gender transformation at the educational institution still has a long way to go...

20 Jan 2017

Lack of space at public universities needn't spell end of degree dreams

Every year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space...

Issued by Vega School 19 Jan 2017

SA's universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

It's been a decade since South Africa signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

By Oliver Mutanga 19 Jan 2017

Mills Soko appointed as UCT GSB's new director

Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business, Associate Professor Mills Soko, says that the business school can and must play a broader role in influencing policy and practices to move South Africa's economy forward...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Jan 2017

Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

With so many children starting school, parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms of ADHD to ensure they don't go unnoticed – and untreated...

18 Jan 2017

Principal aghast at his phoney college bust

A principal of an unaccredited college in Johannesburg got the shock of his life on Monday when Department of Higher Education and Training officials paid him a visit and declared his college bogus...

18 Jan 2017

Canon partners Room to Read literacy program

Canon has partnered with Room to Read to create and deliver 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa with the aim of promoting reading and learning as part of an overall drive to boost literacy levels and education...

18 Jan 2017

Redo, rewind or rewrite matric? INTEC has the answer!

With 2017 well underway, many have sailed through Grade 12 with no fuss and are looking in anticipation at the road ahead...

Issued by INTEC College 18 Jan 2017

Three thriving sectors for entrepreneurs in 2017

Despite a challenging 2016, there are certain sectors that are ripe with opportunity for astute entrepreneurs to capitalise on in 2017...

17 Jan 2017

Basic Education to appeal court ruling

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) says it is launching an appeal following the judgment handed down by the Thohoyandou High Court in Limpopo on Saturday...

16 Jan 2017

New technical campuses to ease pressure

Three technical and vocational education and training (TVET) campuses will open in 2017 to absorb some of the hundreds of thousands matrics who failed to get university exemption...

By Bekezela Phakathi 13 Jan 2017

Public Works bursaries a game changer for top achievers

Adopting the habit of working hard from an early age is what secured a bright future for an aspirant mechanical engineer, Olwethu Bitterhout, from the Eastern Cape...

By More Matshediso 13 Jan 2017

NSFAS expands access to higher education

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says tremendous progress has been made in making higher education more accessible to the poor through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

12 Jan 2017

Progress in probing Maths paper leak

The Department of Basic Education says hearings for all learners implicated in the leaking of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will be completed in the next two weeks...

12 Jan 2017

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