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China vows no 'Western values' in universities
China vows no 'Western values' in universities

China's education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote "Western values", state media said, in the latest sign of ideological tightening under President Xi Jinping.

30 Jan 2015 13:15

Industry first - Launch of furniture making at TVET Colleges - False Bay College
Industry first - Launch of furniture making at TVET Colleges

On 2 February 2015, 60 unemployed youths from Khayelitsha will be the first intake of students to learn and develop their skills in all aspects of furniture production at False Bay College's Westlake Campus.

Issued by False Bay College 30 Jan 2015 12:31

Matric results 'missing'
Matric results 'missing'

The Department of Basic Education is in turmoil after its database suffered an alleged ''catastrophic'' hack attack and important information was lost.

By Shaun Smillie and Graeme Hosken 30 Jan 2015 10:20

KZN road accidents a tragic loss of learners' lives
KZN road accidents a tragic loss of learners' lives

Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty says the tragic loss of learners, who died on Wednesday, when a bakkie crashed into a house in Pietermaritzburg, is devastating and unnecessary.

30 Jan 2015 10:05

Drop in PhD students to affect skills
Drop in PhD students to affect skills

A shortage of supervisors for doctorates in business administration students has resulted in fewer enrolments this year, adding to SA's skills deficit.

30 Jan 2015 09:45

Matrics urged to register for supps
Matrics urged to register for supps

The Gauteng Education Department on Thursday made its last call to learners who have not yet registered but wish to write supplementary examinations, to register by today.

30 Jan 2015 08:45

Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Matric results: Learner retention should be at forefront

On Monday, 5 January 2015, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results for the country and the provinces. The results were received with mixed feelings and in the spotlight was the national retention rate.

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 29 Jan 2015 09:00

Project Isizwe extends free Wifi across City of Tshwane
Project Isizwe extends free Wifi across City of Tshwane

As part of its objective to connect people for education, Project Isizwe recently donated 25 Apple iPads to the top students of the City of Tshwane at a 2014 Mayoral Matric Awards hosted by the Executive Mayor, Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

28 Jan 2015 13:48

Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes
Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes

For a host of reasons, many of South Africa's school-leavers will be unable to pursue a tertiary education in 2015. So what other options are available for these individuals?

By Rob Paddock 27 Jan 2015 15:30

Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities
Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities

Cape Town is banking on its Smart Cape initiative to help job seekers and entrepreneurs find opportunities.

27 Jan 2015 15:00

Albert van Jaarsveld
Innovation, a catalyst for development

South Africa was a participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Davos - Switzerland. WEF is uniquely placed to offer South Africa a chance to position itself and communicate its value proposition to international decision makers.

By Albert van Jaarsveld 27 Jan 2015 13:53

Load shedding to continue
Load shedding to continue

Eskom says load shedding will continue today...

27 Jan 2015 11:57

Turned away by university? There is a second chance for you - Educor
Turned away by university? There is a second chance for you

According to the Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, students who have been turned away by universities should not be discouraged as they can still apply at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges2. Are you one of them?

Issued by Educor 27 Jan 2015 09:55