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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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Youth enterprise development programme open for entry

Mastercard invites women entrepreneurs to enter the Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme...

11 Jan 2017

16th Oliver Top Empowerment Awards entries deadline extended

The Oliver Top Empowerment Awards, showcasing the organisations and individuals at the forefront of sustainable transformation, has extended the deadline for entries to Friday, 3 February...

Issued by Topco Media 11 Jan 2017

Last call for Chatsworth Centre bursary applications

In 2017, Chatsworth Centre is offering a total of R100,000 towards tertiary education fees of matriculants that display potential to succeed...

11 Jan 2017

Why we need to bring creativity back into education

With the focus and investment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), we need to re-evaluate what type of candidates we're sending out into the world...

By Clint White 10 Jan 2017

Students frustrated by held-over exams

As universities across the country prepare for the influx of new first-year students, some institutions still need to finalise deferred and supplementary exams...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Is education's future online?

Remember when The New York Times declared 2012 the Year of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)...?

By GetSmarter 9 Jan 2017

Basic Education rejects DA claims

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations...

9 Jan 2017

Inclusive education for an inclusive economy

An inclusive education system makes an immense contribution towards an inclusive economy to serve an inclusive society, said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday, 4 January, during the 2016 NSC examination results announcement...

5 Jan 2017

Eastern Cape universities to reject some students

Eastern Cape universities will be forced to turn away thousands of prospective first-year students, even if they received good matric results...

5 Jan 2017

Class of 2016 raises the bar

The Class of 2016 has achieved an overall national pass rate of 76.2% in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, from a previous figure of 74%...

5 Jan 2017

No results for learners implicated in leaked paper

Umalusi says it will not approve the release of the results of all learners implicated in a leak of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations...

4 Jan 2017

The do's and don'ts of implementing blended learning

A key buzzword at the moment in the education space is "blended learning", but very few people would have heard this term before the higher education crisis...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 4 Jan 2017

Are parents school-ready?

Many children do not have access to quality ECD programmes and require more support in the Foundation Phase, not only from teachers but their parents too. Are parents well equipped enough to support their children?

By Andisiwe Hlungwane, Issued by Adopt-a-School 4 Jan 2017

IEB 2016 pass rate up from last year to 98.67%

The IEB National Senior Certificate exams were written in October and November 2016 by 11,022 full-time and 703 part-time candidates from 237 examination venues across Southern Africa...

3 Jan 2017

Matric results to be announced

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Results on Wednesday.

3 Jan 2017

Taking CityVarsity to the world!

CityVarsity Online is a stellar milestone for CityVarsity and it is Educor's first brand that has taken learning online with creative and media courses now available to people around the globe...

By Adele Hoosen & Lucy-Ann Rouessart, Issued by CityVarsity 2 Jan 2017

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