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Circular to address poor learner performance

The Department of Basic Education has released a circular to address concerns regarding the extremely poor performance of Senior Phase learners due to the compulsory requirement of learners having to pass Mathematics at 40%.

3 hours ago

Educating for good governance

Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between education and governance. There are multiple relationships between education and good governance and they are cyclical and mutually reinforcing...

By Ridwaan Asvat, Issued by Regent Business School 1 day ago

What is really the most important part of a training system?

If your equipment is used badly or not at all, then it doesn't matter how good it is. Here are five reasons why the course material is really the most important part of a training system...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 days ago

State welches on Wits

Wits University has increased its fees by 8% because it had been left in the lurch by the government, which had short-changed it by R54-million...

By Jan Bornman and Shenaaz Jamal 2 days ago

College vocational training plan may fail because of lack of money: Nzimande

The government's plan to boost enrolments in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges is likely to fail because of lack of funding...

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

Umalusi retains language compensation for matric learners

The Umalusi Council has made a determination to retain language compensation at 3% for learners who study through the medium of English as a second language in Grade 12 from 2016 until 2022...

2 days ago

FEM invests R750 million in education

In an effort to contribute to the education system, the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) has established the R750 million FEM Education Foundation...

3 days ago

Graduates sail into new careers

It is plain sailing into a maritime career for 81 students who graduated from freight and logistics parastatal Transnet's Maritime School of Excellence in Port Elizabeth...

By Shaun Gillham 2 Dec 2016

Seeking solutions on medical aid requirements for foreign students

Stakeholders met to discuss a solution to the visa restrictions on foreign students, which requires them to be members of a South African medical aid...

2 Dec 2016

Educor goes online!

In an exciting new announcement by Educor Holdings, CityVarsity, the renowned school of media and creative arts, has taken learning online and is available to anyone around the globe with computer and internet access...

Issued by CityVarsity 2 Dec 2016

No certificates for unaccredited schools

Umalusi has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council...

2 Dec 2016

AfriForum, varsity wait for ruling

Afrikaner rights group AfriForum has been accused of ignoring the rights of others in its charge to stop the resolution of the University of Pretoria to drop Afrikaans as a medium of instruction...

2 Dec 2016

What does it take to become a commercial airline pilot in SA?

Being a commercial airline pilot is considered a top job with pilots earning premium salaries...

1 Dec 2016

What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement...

Issued by 1 Dec 2016

Too few female profs

The dearth of senior women academics is forcing universities to poach from each other, leading to some of them becoming inadequately resourced...

1 Dec 2016

Systems in place to ensure smooth 2017 varsity registration

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says a lot of ground work has been done to ensure a seamless registration period for the 2017 academic year...

1 Dec 2016

Inscape scholarship beneficiaries for 2017 announced

The Inscape Scholarship programme was established in 2014 and to date the institution has awarded scholarships to the value of R4.6m and currently assists 36 students who are active in the programme...

Issued by Inscape Education Group 1 Dec 2016

Teen girls' satellite to the rescue

Fourteen Western Cape schoolgirls are reaching for the stars by designing and building a satellite...

30 Nov 2016

Can international certifications stimulate local success?

Developed countries can consider innovative approaches to supply chain efficiency such as drone delivery or logistics driven by Artificial Intelligence. Countries like South Africa however...

By Mungo Park 30 Nov 2016

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