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Gauteng Education closes Roodepoort Primary School
Gauteng Education closes Roodepoort Primary School

PRETORIA: Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has decided to close Roodepoort Primary School indefinitely due to the continuous disruption of schooling in the area, the department announced today...

17 Apr 2015 15:50

OSAAT takes a giant leap to improve SA's education system
OSAAT takes a giant leap to improve SA's education system

Earlier today, pupils of Forte High School in Dobsonville Soweto tuned in to a radio broadcast where Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who is currently orbiting the earth, addressed them from the International Space Station. The recorded broadcast from space to address South African pupils is the first initiative of its kind and magnitude...

17 Apr 2015 15:20

SARA hosts African first conference in SA
SARA hosts African first conference in SA

In an effort to gather relevant stakeholders, professionals and practitioners in the events, technical, production and education sectors, along with international market leaders, to discuss the need for a critical upgrade of skills development, sector training and skill interventions, the South African Roadies Association (SARA) is hosting Africa's first-ever Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC 2015) from 13 to 16 May, during Africa Month, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg.

17 Apr 2015 10:45

#PassRateChallenge puts maths study guides in the hands of 20,000 Grade 9s
#PassRateChallenge puts maths study guides in the hands of 20,000 Grade 9s

The average mark achieved by Grade 9 learners 2014 Annual National Assessment (ANA) for Mathematics was 10.8%. Only 3% achieved more than 50%...

16 Apr 2015 15:00

Spelling bee competition to improve learners' vocab
Spelling bee competition to improve learners' vocab

PRETORIA: As part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address the poor performance by learners in languages and numeracy, the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, will today launch the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015...

16 Apr 2015 14:15

Brown updates SA on electricity shortages
Brown updates SA on electricity shortages

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom's residential and business customers to use energy sparingly as the winter season approaches...

16 Apr 2015 09:21

Learners get lifetime opportunity to chat to astronaut
Learners get lifetime opportunity to chat to astronaut

PRETORIA: A group of learners from Sol Plaatje Primary School in Mafikeng will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk directly to an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) in May...

16 Apr 2015 09:10

Minister to host meeting about colonial statues
Minister to host meeting about colonial statues

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday host a special consultative meeting on transformation of the heritage landscape in South Africa...

15 Apr 2015 10:55

New university aims to be ranked best in the world
New university aims to be ranked best in the world

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has launched a new health science university envisaged to be ranked amongst the best in the world...

By More Matshediso 15 Apr 2015 10:00

Taking democracy to the classroom
Taking democracy to the classroom

PRETORIA: Learners across South Africa will next week celebrate 21 years of electoral democracy during the annual Schools Democracy Week (SDW).

15 Apr 2015 09:15

Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs
Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs

The LaunchLab Idea's Pitching Den, an innocuous platform for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and stand a chance of winning their share of R50,000, is held bi-annually at participating campuses in the Western Cape, namely Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of the Western Cape (UWC), and the University of Cape Town (UCT).

14 Apr 2015 15:30

Railway Engineering celebrates 21 years' collaborative training with the University of Pretoria and Transnet - Continuing Education - University of Pretoria
Railway Engineering celebrates 21 years' collaborative training with the University of Pretoria and Transnet

With an extraordinary partnership initiated in 1994 between industry and higher education, Transnet and the University of Pretoria (UP) celebrate 21 years of collaborative training and research in Railway Engineering in 2015.

Issued by Continuing Education - University of Pretoria 14 Apr 2015 12:38

Gauteng education opens doors for 2016 applications
Gauteng education opens doors for 2016 applications

PRETORIA: The Gauteng Education Department has opened its doors for parents who want to apply for their children to get admission into public schools for the 2016 academic year...

14 Apr 2015 11:35