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Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says while the number of black youth in employment has grown over the last 20 years, the acquisition of skills has not grown at the same rate within this group.

16 Sep 2014 08:45

The Times' Phendulani Literacy Quiz gets underway this week
The Times' Phendulani Literacy Quiz gets underway this week

Grade 6 and 7 learners from more than 40 under-resourced schools in South Africa put their literary knowledge to the test at the 6th Phendulani Literacy Quiz - a competition that aims to develop the literary knowledge and comprehension skills of learners through reading.

15 Sep 2014 10:00

Qmod launches educational platform in SA
Qmod launches educational platform in SA

Members of the Qmod team recently travelled to South Africa to host a series of workshops, in order to collaborate with students in developing an interactive way to learn about the principles of energy.

15 Sep 2014 07:38

SA and China to improve employment services
SA and China to improve employment services

South Africa and China will sign an agreement to open the way for the two countries to cooperate in the fields of human resource development and employment services.

12 Sep 2014 10:41

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

REDISA sponsors isiXhosa writing competition
REDISA sponsors isiXhosa writing competition

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) has announced its sponsorship of the story writing competition organised by the Puku Children's Literature Foundation and supported by the Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign.

12 Sep 2014 10:00

Proceeds of art auction at MOST go to Phakama Women's Academy
Proceeds of art auction at MOST go to Phakama Women's Academy

Steve Limbrick's 12 paintings of iconic, comic sheep were auctioned at the MOST Awards ceremony last week in support of the Phakama Women's Academy - VWV Group's CSI programme aimed at developing vital on-the-job skills to empower young women entering the marketing sector workplace.

12 Sep 2014 08:00

Damelin takes on education with a twist in the Western Cape - Damelin
Damelin takes on education with a twist in the Western Cape

"The biggest threat to our future is not the delivery of textbooks or replacing pit latrines with decent toilets, but the institutionalisation of mediocrity in school and society."

Issued by Damelin 11 Sep 2014 12:12

National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE
National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE

The National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) was recently launched in Port Elizabeth. The expo was initiated by the National Department of Tourism (NDT) in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).

11 Sep 2014 10:03

UNISA alleviates impact of academic conference on environment
UNISA alleviates impact of academic conference on environment

When organising its Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) 2013 Conference, UNISA committed to reducing its effects on the environment. It incorporated a R100 donation into the registration fee per delegate which has been donated to Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).

11 Sep 2014 10:00

Partners for Possibility takes education to new levels
Partners for Possibility takes education to new levels

Partners for Possibility (PfP) eliminates the boundary between corporate and education, creating an opportunity for business leaders and educators to be in a reciprocal partnership in which they continuously learn from each other.

11 Sep 2014 09:00

Disability levels rise to 7.5% of the population
Disability levels rise to 7.5% of the population

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 7.5% of South Africans have a disability.

10 Sep 2014 08:40

Sports federations sign transformaton agreements
Sports federations sign transformaton agreements

South African sports federations will soon sign a national agreement on transformation according to Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.

9 Sep 2014 08:24