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Skills development summit considers agriculture
Skills development summit considers agriculture

Food and agriculture came under the spotlight in discussions at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit, held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane...

By Deidre Louw 1 day ago

Initiative to teach SA children through play
Initiative to teach SA children through play

At the first-ever Africa Play Conference, held in Pretoria recently, the Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop announced a major five-year initiative to promote children's learning through play...

15 Mar 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR
Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

15 Mar 2019

Africa Evidence Leadership Award open for nominations
Africa Evidence Leadership Award open for nominations

The Africa Evidence Network at the University of Johannesburg has opened nominations for the second annual Africa Evidence Leadership Award, to honour African champions in evidence-informed decision-making...

14 Mar 2019

National Skills Development Strategy outline
National Skills Development Strategy outline

At the 2019 Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela outlined the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy...

13 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

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Digital certification, virtual qualification verification system reaches SA

Digital certification and a virtual qualification verification system is now available for students of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), enabling them to access their qualifications digitally...

12 Mar 2019

New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access
New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi...

11 Mar 2019

DBE to scrap Multiple Examination Opportunity in 2020
DBE to scrap Multiple Examination Opportunity in 2020

The Basic Education Department (DBE) has announced that from next year, it will no longer offer the Multiple Examination Opportunity (MEO) to learners...

11 Mar 2019

Super teachers - enter ICT in education competition
Super teachers - enter ICT in education competition

Registration for 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition, one of South Africa's longest-running annual challenges for ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) in education is open...

8 Mar 2019

It's time to rethink how foreign languages are taught at universities
It's time to rethink how foreign languages are taught at universities

Many people underestimate the difficulty involved in learning a language. This is because language acquisition goes beyond comprehension. It also involves socialisation and emotion. The high level of personal engagement this requires is even more challenging at South African universities, where students are struggling to meet the demands of academic life...

By Fiona Horne 8 Mar 2019

Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme
Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme

The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme...

8 Mar 2019

How local businesses are closing SA's education gap
How local businesses are closing SA's education gap

While South Africa's government faces challenges with providing quality education to all, local businesses have increasingly stepped into the learning gap to upskill their staff...

By Jackie Carroll 7 Mar 2019

Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education
Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education

Our current challenges that include perpetual spoiler Eskom throwing shade at our economy should not distract us from South Africa's impressive achievements...

By Devon Meerholz 7 Mar 2019

Unisa's campuses in KZN shut down
Unisa's campuses in KZN shut down

"Our campuses will not function until our demands are met," says Andile Ndaba, secretary of the Students' Representative Council at Unisa in KwaZulu-Natal...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 7 Mar 2019

Western Cape government wins school closure case
Western Cape government wins school closure case

Parents and members of the school governing body (SGB) at Uitzig Secondary near Elsies River have vowed to take their fight to keep the school open (which would mean going to the Constitutional Court)...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2019

Calling all aspiring engineers, scientists and accountants...
Calling all aspiring engineers, scientists and accountants...

Applications for Sasol's corporate bursary programme are now open for the 2020 academic year...

6 Mar 2019

9 days left to register for WC 2020 school year
9 days left to register for WC 2020 school year

There are only nine days left to register children for school in the Western Cape next year, AfriForum has sought to remind parents...

6 Mar 2019

SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth
SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth

The objective of the three-year programme, which comprises of 30% theory and 70% practical training, is to upskill unemployed youth and ensure that they are employable within the hospitality and wine industry...

6 Mar 2019

3 reasons why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen...
3 reasons why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen...

How much screen time is too much for young children? Are we bringing up a generation who are comfortable with technology, or are we choosing to ignore the negative effects that screen time is having on the development of our children?

By Cindy Glass 5 Mar 2019

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Want to solve environmental challenges using business ideas?

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (Gess) is calling for students from different fields of study from across the world to brainstorm and create sustainable solutions that can potentially be turned into viable impact business ideas...

5 Mar 2019

Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?
Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?

The 1% skills development levy is a key funding mechanism originally intended to fund learnerships and recognised occupational qualifications for South African business...

4 Mar 2019

Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learners
Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learners

Learners with dyslexia from Tlhokomelo Special School in Meadowlands, in Soweto, have been given a chance in their academic life with the launch of the country's first-of-its-kind multimedia centre on Friday...

4 Mar 2019

KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR
KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is on a path to produce graduates who will help to ensure that the province adapts to the advent of the fourth industrial revolution...

4 Mar 2019

Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community
Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University will play a part in helping the Malawian economy move away from its dependency on tobacco farming towards other viable alternatives...

1 Mar 2019

Artisan academy provides skills to unemployed
Artisan academy provides skills to unemployed

Government has invested R500 million into the establishment of the National Artisan Development Academy that is aimed at addressing unemployment in the country...

1 Mar 2019

SA's first multimedia centre to help children with dyslexia
SA's first multimedia centre to help children with dyslexia

Soweto is the home of the first-ever multimedia centre for children with dyslexia in South Africa...

28 Feb 2019

The Stolen Pencil APT is targeting academic institutions
The Stolen Pencil APT is targeting academic institutions

There is a new advanced persistent threat (APT) in the global village and it's called 'Stolen Pencil'...

28 Feb 2019

SA making strides in Early Childhood Development
SA making strides in Early Childhood Development

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Angolan Education Deputy Minister on Tuesday visited the Esikhisini Primary School in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, to observe the strides being made in South Africa to improve learning outcomes at the Early Childhood Development phase...

27 Feb 2019

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