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R900m earmarked for student, staff development
R900m earmarked for student, staff development

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says R900 million will be earmarked each year to support the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP)...

3 days ago

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

19 Apr 2018

#YouthStartCT 2018 entrepreneurial challenge opens
#YouthStartCT 2018 entrepreneurial challenge opens

The City of Cape Town's #YouthStartCT challenge, now in its third year, is officially open for entry...

19 Apr 2018

Changing gender perceptions: 16 nudges to get more #WomenInTech
Changing gender perceptions: 16 nudges to get more #WomenInTech

Women are still significantly under-represented in emerging tech, and this imbalance will remain unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the industry...

18 Apr 2018

Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme
Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

18 Apr 2018

Government to start enrolment planning for 2020 and beyond
Government to start enrolment planning for 2020 and beyond

The Department of Higher Education and Training is to embark on a new enrolment planning exercise for the academic period 2020 to 2025...

18 Apr 2018

Final subject choices: don't limit yourself in the face of changed requirements
Final subject choices: don't limit yourself in the face of changed requirements

In coming months, Grade 9s will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school years, on which they will be tested when they sit for their final Matric exams...

17 Apr 2018

Limpopo applications for 2019 open on Wednesday
Limpopo applications for 2019 open on Wednesday

The Limpopo Department of Education will open its Grade 1 and 8 applications for 2019 on Wednesday...

17 Apr 2018

CUT training farm opens
CUT training farm opens

The Free State's Central University of Technology has officially opened its to first-year students who attended their practical sessions on a farm for the first time...

17 Apr 2018

Parents apply in droves for 2019
Parents apply in droves for 2019

On the first day of opening applications for 2019 school admissions, the Gauteng Department of Education said it received 144,124 online applications...

17 Apr 2018

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health
Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

A guide on how to apply for your child's school
A guide on how to apply for your child's school

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will open the online application system for Grade 1 and 8 learners on Monday, 16 April, and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to apply...

13 Apr 2018

Increasing the CapaCiTi for training, employment
Increasing the CapaCiTi for training, employment

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) announced a significant scale up of its CapaCiTi technology skills and job readiness programmes yesterday, 11 April 2018...

12 Apr 2018

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Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Thabdokazi Mkwena, an ECD practitioner at Luvuyo Special Needs Centre achieved her NQF Level two qualification at the end of last year, she will also receive ongoing mentorship and coaching, ensuring that the knowledge and skills that they have gained from the training is applied in the classroom.
Cookhouse Wind Farm invests in ECD centres by upskilling local practitioners

Through its flagship project, Cookhouse Wind Farm has enabled 47 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners...

12 Apr 2018

Partnership provides increase in artisan training
Partnership provides increase in artisan training

The Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation NPC and the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) have recently partnered to launch a technical skills programme...

11 Apr 2018

Why learnability is a critical skill set for women in the workplace
Why learnability is a critical skill set for women in the workplace

Learnability is now more important that any existing skill set. This principle is one of the most serious disruptors in the modern workplace, and is a trend that many businesses are either unaware of, or are simply ignoring...

11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Woolworths invests R1.5m in water infrastructure for schools
Woolworths invests R1.5m in water infrastructure for schools

Woolworths has announced a R1.5m investment in water infrastructure for schools via the newly launched MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet LoveH2O Water Fund...

10 Apr 2018

New incubation programme to help Africa's digital startups rise
New incubation programme to help Africa's digital startups rise

Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage startup growth in Johannesburg has been launched by JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct...

10 Apr 2018

How to bridge the lecturer-learner divide
How to bridge the lecturer-learner divide

South Africa's notoriously high drop-out rate among first year university students can be ascribed to a number of factors. One of these include a disconnect between lecturers and students...

10 Apr 2018

Philanthropic funding to SA universities reach new highs
Philanthropic funding to SA universities reach new highs

South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before - but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called traditional higher education institutions...

9 Apr 2018

Should private schools be nationalised?
Should private schools be nationalised?

This isn't the first time that the entire destruction of our education system has been suggested. Should private schools be nationalised...?

By Jason Snyman 9 Apr 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced
Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Formal skills certification now available for taxi rank technicians
Formal skills certification now available for taxi rank technicians

Independent financer of minibus taxis, SA Taxi, has announced that it will be providing training for unqualified technicians currently repairing vehicles at taxi ranks...

9 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

Pizza Hut is changing simple pizza boxes into 'red reading boxes' in Africa as part of its global initiative to get more of Africa's children reading...

6 Apr 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School applications closing soon
Global Entrepreneurship Summer School applications closing soon

Social impact enterprise LifeCo Unltd SA, in partnership with Social Entrepreneurship Akademie, is inviting entrepreneurially-minded university students to apply to the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School...

5 Apr 2018

Jobs Fund and Sernick Group partners to support emerging farmers
Jobs Fund and Sernick Group partners to support emerging farmers

The initiative is a comprehensive intervention in which emerging black farmers will be recruited, trained, capacitated and provided with supply opportunities through integration in Sernick's value chain...

5 Apr 2018

Financial literacy challenge seeks creative education solutions
Financial literacy challenge seeks creative education solutions

The UWC FinLit Innovation Competition has been launched as a way to develop an inventive financial literacy programme designed by youth, for youth...

5 Apr 2018

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