Ruling on policy-making authority of school governing bodies
Ruling on policy-making authority of school governing bodies

When the Constitutional Court pronounces on the powers of school governing bodies, its decision is especially resonant and important to note, as only 4.1% of the country's 12.8 million learners are at independent schools, leaving the majority to deal with public schools or independent schools, receiving state subsidies.

By Ashley Pillay and Yana van Leeve 7 hours ago

SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town
SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town

SAP Africa has officially introduced Cape Town to the latest chapter in the company's Skills for Africa skills development and job creation initiative. The SAP Skills for Africa programme is an intense ICT and business skills training course and this first Cape Town chapter will take place from end June to September. The programme is fully-sponsored with no cost to the students.

7 hours ago

Inspiring key notes and content at Eduweek with SABC Education powered by Intel
Inspiring key notes and content at Eduweek with SABC Education powered by Intel

Advancing educational knowledge in Africa

Issued by Spintelligent 8 hours ago

USA welcomes False Bay TVET College students for an academic year
USA welcomes False Bay TVET College students for an academic year

The False Bay TVET College community will bid farewell to two very deserving students participating in the 2016-2017 Community College Initiative (CCI) Programme. Educare N6 Students, Thabisa Gajana (29) a resident of Khayelitsha and Nadia Boonzaaier (26) from Mitchells Plain will depart for Arizona and Pennsylvania to participate in this vocational exchange study program for one academic year starting this year July, at a community college in the United States.

Issued by False Bay College 10 hours ago

MultiChoice Media Innovation Challenge winners ready for LaunchLab lift-off
MultiChoice Media Innovation Challenge winners ready for LaunchLab lift-off

LaunchLab, a network of Stellenbosch University campus-based business incubators, in partnership with MultiChoice, ran an entrepreneurial challenge across its partner university campuses in the Western Cape to unleash innovation in media. It has now selected three winners who will receive seed funding and incubation support from the LaunchLab for the next 12 months to be used to launch and grow their business ideas.

11 hours ago

Free online Wits courses launch in August
Free online Wits courses launch in August

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short online courses and ultimately entire online degree programmes.

1 day ago

New partnership to support early creative education
New partnership to support early creative education

The Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI), in partnership with Oklahoma A+ Schools US, and supported by Standard Bank and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), has conceived a ground-breaking educational initiative, the Africa A+ Schools support network, which seeks to infuse creativity and innovation into schools by using the arts as a tool for teaching and learning.

1 day ago

New book on student politics in Africa
New book on student politics in Africa

In mid-June 2016, 'Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism', edited by Thierry M Luescher, Manja Klemencic, and James Otieno Jowi, was launched. The book has brought together the work and questions of eighteen scholars who are concerned with the issues of higher-education development, governance and student politics in Africa.

24 Jun 2016

Applications for 2017 arts academy apprenticeship open
Applications for 2017 arts academy apprenticeship open

The Spier Arts Academy, which offers employment-based training in professional mosaic, is recruiting apprentices for its 2017 intake. This one-of-a-kind programme is geared towards equipping apprentices with the necessary skills, work experiences and industry connections to run their own creative enterprises after graduation.

24 Jun 2016

SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference
SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany this week.

24 Jun 2016

Intern, Shirley Mbazima with UAS HR manager, Thamie Nyoni and operations manager, Sidney Sephoka
Why we should nurture young talent in SA's mining industry

There is an ever-increasing demand for young graduates entering the mining services industry to have both the educational skills and the practical experience required for to build careers and work effectively in this continually expanding and complex sector.

24 Jun 2016

Damelin Part Time makes dreams come true
Damelin Part Time makes dreams come true

With the help of Damelin Part Time, two disadvantaged individuals will now be able to study for a degree and change their lives. Sikhumbuzo Mdunge and Engelo Bantom received the good news over the SAFM airwaves during the popular career show hosted by Ashraf Garda.

Issued by Damelin 23 Jun 2016

Five reasons why South Africa should not follow the world leaders in renewable energy
Five reasons why South Africa should not follow the world leaders in renewable energy

Germany, France and the Scandinavian countries are world leaders in the production and implementation of renewable energy systems, so we should try follow their lead, right? Not so fast. Here are five reasons why South African training institutions should be cautious when following the European model.

Issued by Pert Industrials 23 Jun 2016