Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion
Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion

The Competition Commission's probe into the supply of school uniforms has so far established that various schools had made exclusive supply deals with stockists, a practice that is considered uncompetitive.

13 hours ago

Unisa to reopen 2018 applications
Unisa to reopen 2018 applications

The University of South Africa (Unisa) will reopen its applications for the 2018 academic year for first-time entering undergraduate students.

1 day ago

Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering
Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering

As one of the oldest professions in the world, civil engineering uses design to improve the lives of communities and contributes to the well-being of the economy. It combines a variety of skills and expertise to create infrastructure such as roads, bridges, buildings, and energy and water facilities like dams and power stations that add value to society.

1 day ago

TVET colleges must be ready for late applications
TVET colleges must be ready for late applications

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela has advised management at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to have plans in place to deal with late walk-in applicants.

12 Jan 2018

Four keys to improving the matric pass rate
Four keys to improving the matric pass rate

Every year, teachers, principals, learners and parents focus on the preparation and writing of the final matric examinations and every year we are left feeling battered and disappointed at the less-than-desirable results. With a 75.1% national pass rate, this year was not much different to years past. Only three quarters of matriculants achieved success and this, despite, increased attempts to improve the outcome of the matric exams. Why is this? What sustainable solutions are there and how do we implement them? What are we missing in our efforts to fix this worrying trend?

By Cindy Glass 12 Jan 2018

Ensure you make the right study choice the first time
Ensure you make the right study choice the first time

As new matriculants prepare to head off to higher education for the first time, many are having second thoughts about their chosen course or institution. While feelings of uncertainty are healthy and normal, an education expert also warns parents and prospective students to rather look at all their options now and change course right away if necessary, instead of taking a wait-and-see approach.

11 Jan 2018

Building education on solid early development foundation
Building education on solid early development foundation

Basic education is once again in the spotlight following the release of the matric results by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

11 Jan 2018

Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality
Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality

The future prospects for South Africa's class of 2017 become an even more relevant discussion with the release of the matric results. The tourism and hospitality industries are largely labour intensive, as indicated by the UN World Tourism Organization, and the job creation potential of these sectors are often highlighted as a justification for additional investment.

10 Jan 2018

Thuli Madonsela officially joins Stellenbosch University
Thuli Madonsela officially joins Stellenbosch University

In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the university welcomed her to the team.

By Naledi Shange 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results
#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results

Picture a headmaster. Did you imagine a man? You're not alone. In most people's minds, leadership positions in education are still reserved for men.

By Arthee Rajkumar 10 Jan 2018

Education lobby group asks court to prevent WSU law accreditation from being revoked
Education lobby group asks court to prevent WSU law accreditation from being revoked

A lobby group, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN), has brought an urgent high court application in Gauteng, to interdict the Council for Higher Education from proceeding with its decision to revoke the accreditation of the Walter Sisulu University's (WSU's) law degree.

By Linda Ensor 9 Jan 2018

Last call for all-inclusive Sasol Inzalo Foundation bursary applications
Last call for all-inclusive Sasol Inzalo Foundation bursary applications

Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SalF) is urging learners who have completed Grade 12 and have been admitted to an academic institution to apply for its all-inclusive bursary before the closing date, which is Friday, 19 January 2018.

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The skills shortage in the construction industry and what we need to do about it
#BizTrends2018: The skills shortage in the construction industry and what we need to do about it

We don't need to be told that we live in a divided society. According to informed observers, ours is one of the most economically polarised societies in the world.

By Ian Massey 9 Jan 2018