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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).

1 day ago

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...

2 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...

21 hours ago

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...

2 days ago

My big idea for South African science education
My big idea for South African science education

When I matriculated nearly 30 years ago there were few matric options in South Africa. Now there are many more. I thought I'd give a brief overview and use it to present an idea for a new science programme...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

Anglo American launches education programme
Anglo American launches education programme

Anglo American, in partnership with the DBE, has launched a major new education programme to improve outcomes for learners local to its mining operations in South Africa...

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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

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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

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

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

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

Advtech aquires Kenyan school group
Advtech aquires Kenyan school group

JSE-listed, private education provider, Advtech Ltd continues its growth with the announcement of its further expansion into Kenya and Uganda...

4 Apr 2018

More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary
More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary

The latest edition of the Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary is more than just basic word translations...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Mar 2018

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Apple goes back to school with new iPad, apps

CHICAGO, US - Apple on Tuesday unveiled new applications and a discounted iPad tablet aimed at the education market as it tries to regain momentum lost to Google in the world of classroom technology.

29 Mar 2018

Why mind, brain and education matter - first seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE)
Why mind, brain and education matter - first seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE)

ITSI is calling upon teachers and educators to seize the opportunity to become neuromyth-busters rather than practitioners of dubious beliefs...

Issued by ITSI 28 Mar 2018

Coronation launches programme to deepen its CSI impact in South Africa
Coronation launches programme to deepen its CSI impact in South Africa

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The universal truth of this African proverb lies at the heart of Capsule, Coronation's new CSI programme launched this week at an event at Vergenoegd Primary School in Delft.

28 Mar 2018

Four weeks left to enter SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad
Four weeks left to enter SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad

Grade 11 and 12 learners from around the country that are taking Accounting as a school subject are reminded that entries for SAIPA's National Accounting Olympiad will close on 25 April 2018...

27 Mar 2018

Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school
Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school

Bottomup - a non-profit organisation in Edgemead, Cape Town - goes far and beyond to provide schools with programmes that nurture belonging and identity; undertaking to understand why the youth have become disconnected from education...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Mar 2018

Urgent meeting to discuss school infrastructure
Urgent meeting to discuss school infrastructure

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will be convening an urgent meeting with provincial MECs of education and their Heads of Department to discuss school infrastructure and find ways of accelerating the eradication of unsafe ablution facilities in particular...

20 Mar 2018

Japanese Embassy in SA invests in Free State primary school
Japanese Embassy in SA invests in Free State primary school

With the aim to address overcrowding and improve teaching and learning in Mpolokeng Primary School, the Kagiso Shanduka Trust in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa have invested R1.2 million to build four classrooms at the school...

19 Mar 2018

#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring
#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring

Private tutoring is in great demand, but many believe it's unaffordable. This is where Cognition.Online's tailored tutoring platform comes in - offering options to suit everyone's pocket...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Why we need to disrupt learning
Why we need to disrupt learning

In an effort to keep children moving through the country's struggling school system, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is looking at lowering the pass rates for schools yet again - but is this the answer...?

16 Mar 2018

SA Botanical Society launches environmental education resource on cycads
SA Botanical Society launches environmental education resource on cycads

The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) launched a new environmental education resource developed for schools and learning institutions called Learning about Cycads at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on Monday...

14 Mar 2018

The Training Room Online: At the forefront of an education revolution
The Training Room Online: At the forefront of an education revolution

The world is currently at the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - also called Industry 4.0 - which is described as the stage in our development when technology becomes embedded in every aspect of society...

Issued by Luxury Brands 12 Mar 2018

Digital the key to educational success in South Africa
Digital the key to educational success in South Africa

South Africa's ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised, but the promise of financial aid simply will not solve the crisis...

8 Mar 2018

R20m for Mpumalanga education
R20m for Mpumalanga education

The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

7 Mar 2018

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