Circular to address poor learner performance
Circular to address poor learner performance

The Department of Basic Education has released a circular to address concerns regarding the extremely poor performance of Senior Phase learners due to the compulsory requirement of learners having to pass Mathematics at 40%.

8 hours ago

How creativity can help students create flexible careers
How creativity can help students create flexible careers

What do employers really want when they ask you questions about your ability to think laterally? In today's competitive marketplace, the need to continuously innovate is integral and lateral thinkers are more valued than ever before. With creativity and innovative thinking both fitting into the lateral thinking cap, it's important to note how many fields now require this kind of expertise from young professionals in order to arrive at ideas that promote development to feed the continuous cycle of business growth.

By Samantha van Zyl 13 hours ago

Educating for good governance
Educating for good governance

Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between education and governance. There are multiple relationships between education and good governance and they are cyclical and mutually reinforcing. Of particular interest are the characteristics of education systems and the content of education, which may mediate the effects of education on governance. Within this context the nature of both the structure of education systems and content of teaching and learning are critical. In particular, education that is socially inclusive and relevant has a positive effect on governance, while education that alienates or marginalises individuals or lacks relevance to the aspirations and possible livelihoods of people may have negative effects on governance. For example, the content and skills about which a citizenry is empowered through education will determine how it has an effect on governance.

By Ridwaan Asvat, Issued by Regent Business School 1 day ago

College vocational training plan may fail because of lack of money: Nzimande
College vocational training plan may fail because of lack of money: Nzimande

The government's plan to boost enrolments in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges is likely to fail because of lack of funding, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has warned.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

Umalusi retains language compensation for matric learners
Umalusi retains language compensation for matric learners

The Umalusi Council has made a determination to retain language compensation at 3% for learners who study through the medium of English as a second language in Grade 12 from 2016 until 2022.

2 days ago

State welches on Wits
State welches on Wits

Wits University has increased its fees by 8% because it had been left in the lurch by the government, which had short-changed it by R54-million.

By Jan Bornman and Shenaaz Jamal 2 days ago

What is really the most important part of a training system?
What is really the most important part of a training system?

"Anyway," John Wilber, founder of Bytronic International told me, "the course material is the most important part." Really?! I was standing in front of a half a million rands' worth of complex process simulation equipment and he expected me to believe that a 50-page pack of experiment worksheets was the most important part?

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 days ago

FEM invests R750 million in education
FEM invests R750 million in education

In an effort to contribute to the education system, the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) has established the R750 million FEM Education Foundation. The first initiative is to partner with Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation to launch the FEM Scholarship Programme.

3 days ago

No certificates for unaccredited schools
No certificates for unaccredited schools

Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council.

2 Dec 2016

AfriForum, varsity wait for ruling
AfriForum, varsity wait for ruling

Afrikaner rights group AfriForum has been accused of ignoring the rights of others in its charge to stop the resolution of the University of Pretoria to drop Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

2 Dec 2016

Graduates sail into new careers
Graduates sail into new careers

It is plain sailing into a maritime career for 81 students who graduated from freight and logistics parastatal Transnet's Maritime School of Excellence in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, 1 December 2016.

By Shaun Gillham 2 Dec 2016

Educor goes online!
Educor goes online!

In an exciting new announcement by Educor Holdings, CityVarsity, the renowned school of media and creative arts in South Africa, has developed a whole new learning experience right at your fingertips. For the first time ever, CityVarsity has taken learning online and is available to anyone around the globe with computer and internet access.

Issued by CityVarsity 2 Dec 2016

Seeking solutions on medical aid requirements for foreign students
Seeking solutions on medical aid requirements for foreign students

A workshop was held in Johannesburg recently to come up with a solution to ease visa restrictions on students from SADC countries, which requires them to be members of a South African medical aid for the duration of their studies.

2 Dec 2016