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Investec hands over youth centre to Westbury community

In partnership with NGO Khulisa Social Solutions, Investec handed over Westbury Youth Centre to the Johannesburg community on Wednesday...

24 Apr 2015 12:00

1965Ride raises funds for disadvantaged learners

The 1965Ride culminated in Queenstown after seventeen cyclists left Heidelberg, Gauteng on 8 April and covered a distance spanning some 850 kilometres in nine days...

22 Apr 2015 12:00

Registration opens for 2016 academic year

PRETORIA: Hundreds of parents braved the chilly morning to be the first in line at schools around Gauteng to book a space for their children at schools close to their residential areas and places of work for the 2016 academic year...

By More Matshediso 22 Apr 2015 08:50

Learners warned against attacking foreign nationals

The Department of Basic Education has warned learners not to involve themselves in looting and attacking of foreign nationals...

22 Apr 2015 07:24

Education Dialogue SA follows up on proposals to upgrade basic education

The Education Dialogue SA has come up with several concrete proposals to upgrade basic education and is currently seeking ministerial and cabinet approval...

21 Apr 2015 16:00

SADTU launches principal seminars to address school-based violence

Gathering over 200 Gauteng school principals and district officers at the Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) launched the first of six principal seminars across the country to resolve the issue of violence in schools...

By Neo Koza 20 Apr 2015 11:30

Gauteng Education closes Roodepoort Primary School

PRETORIA: Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has decided to close Roodepoort Primary School indefinitely due to the continuous disruption of schooling in the area, the department announced today...

17 Apr 2015 15:50

OSAAT takes a giant leap to improve SA's education system

Earlier today, pupils of Forte High School in Dobsonville Soweto tuned in to a radio broadcast where Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who is currently orbiting the earth, addressed them from the International Space Station. The recorded broadcast from space to address South African pupils is the first initiative of its kind and magnitude...

17 Apr 2015 15:20

#PassRateChallenge puts maths study guides in the hands of 20,000 Grade 9s

The average mark achieved by Grade 9 learners 2014 Annual National Assessment (ANA) for Mathematics was 10.8%. Only 3% achieved more than 50%...

16 Apr 2015 15:00

Spelling bee competition to improve learners' vocab

PRETORIA: As part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address the poor performance by learners in languages and numeracy, the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, will today launch the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015...

16 Apr 2015 14:15

Learners get lifetime opportunity to chat to astronaut

PRETORIA: A group of learners from Sol Plaatje Primary School in Mafikeng will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk directly to an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) in May...

16 Apr 2015 09:10

Taking democracy to the classroom

PRETORIA: Learners across South Africa will next week celebrate 21 years of electoral democracy during the annual Schools Democracy Week...

15 Apr 2015 09:15

Gauteng education opens doors for 2016 applications

PRETORIA: The Gauteng Education Department has opened its doors for parents who want to apply for their children to get admission into public schools for the 2016 academic year...

14 Apr 2015 11:35

Government says it's doing all it can to address challenges in education

While challenges persist in the higher education sector, government is doing all it can to address these, Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana said on Wednesday...

9 Apr 2015 10:37

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