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Comparing the cost of online schooling
Comparing the cost of online schoolingArticle

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many South African schools now offer the option of online learning, but what are the comparative costs...?

15 Mar 2021

More schools being affected by unpaid fees
More schools being affected by unpaid feesArticle

A growing number of parents with children at fee-paying public schools are finding they can no longer afford school fees, putting further pressure on government's budget allocation for basic education...

28 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021
How Covid-19 has changed the cost of back-to-school 2021Article

Following a year dominated by Covid-19 with its knock-on economic effects, back-to-school 2021 looks different from previous years. Salary cuts and retrenchments have affected many South Africans, and as a result, many parents are more cash-strapped than ever before. These are some of the changes we anticipate, with tips on how parents can navigate this expensive annual exercise...

Kerry Sutherland 25 Nov 2020

How educational brands can remain relevant to the new world of work
How educational brands can remain relevant to the new world of workArticle

Distance education was perhaps considered to be a bland and uninspiring learning journey back in the 1980s - virtually incomparable to today's distance education model, which has been transformed into a very rich and rewarding learning experience...

Professor Zaheer Hamid 13 Jul 2020

#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationally
#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationallyArticle

Here are 10 hits from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year, which are all available on Showmax...

9 Dec 2019

Gender inequality in education is still an issue in Kenya and South Africa
Gender inequality in education is still an issue in Kenya and South AfricaArticle

Women still aren't fully represented in higher education in Kenya and South Africa, despite changes in law and policy over the years....

Beatrice Akala 5 Nov 2019

How to bridge the financial gap for a good education
How to bridge the financial gap for a good educationArticle

91% of 1845 recently polled South Africans considered education key to their future success. 77% believed a qualification made people more employable. 92% believed their children would need more than one qualification to ensure gainful employment. These findings emerged from a recent survey commissioned by Goal Manager _Education.pdf Sanlam and executed by Ova to You...

16 Oct 2019

Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund and Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk.
#WomensMonth: Do we know what our power is?Article

Women often talk about power in all sorts of contexts, but do we actually know what our power is? This is the question posed by Alana James, chief executive officer of The Sunflower Fund...

Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2019

The actual cost of one South African school day
The actual cost of one South African school dayArticle

South African parents are all too familiar with the monthly debit order or regular payment for children's school fees. Educating your children is one of the most important things you'll ever do for them, but have you ever stopped to work out how much each day at school actually costs?

Shea Karssing 12 Jun 2019

Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing world
Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing worldArticle

According to newly released research from the United Nations University, post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed...

31 May 2019

7 of the best local hits to stream now
7 of the best local hits to stream nowArticle

Here's a list of seven of the best local hits on Showmax this month...

Issued by Showmax 29 Apr 2019

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ACA sells AAA School of Advertising stake to RichfieldArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising NPC (ACA) has announced that it is selling its shareholding in the AAA School of Advertising (AAA) to Richfield Holdings...

11 Jun 2018

Adding missing middle 'could hobble NSFAS'
Adding missing middle 'could hobble NSFAS'Article

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has told MPs that it could encounter difficulties if President Jacob Zuma decided it should also cater for the so-called "missing middle" in the 2018 academic year...

Bianca Capazorio 30 Nov 2017

Villa and Monash SA join hands for instructional reform
Villa and Monash SA join hands for instructional reformArticle

A partnership between agricultural company, Villa, and academic institution, Monash South Africa promises to lend a new face to agricultural higher education in South Africa...

Lynette Louw 24 Nov 2017

Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes control
Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes controlArticle

The medium-term budget policy statement, presented a mere two weeks ago, has been thrown into question as a joint team from the Treasury and the Office of the President comb through it, looking for R40bn in expenditure cuts to fund free higher education...

Carol Paton 13 Nov 2017

Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs told
Whoever pays for it, fees hike is needed, MPs toldArticle

Fees need to be hiked regardless of whether education is free or not, to take account of the economic realities facing higher education institutions, Department of Higher Education director-general Gwebinkundla Qonde says...

Tamar Kahn 9 Nov 2017

Free education unfeasible, says leaked report
Free education unfeasible, says leaked reportArticle

The long-awaited university fees commission report is expected to be released by President Jacob Zuma this week, but a leaked version of it saying that free education is unfeasible has already sparked fear of more student protests...

Michelle Gumede and Karl Gernetzky 30 Oct 2017

Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission report
Higher Education Transformation Network calls for release of Fees Commission reportArticle

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has called on President Jacob Zuma to "urgently" release the final report of the Fees Commission...

Nomahlubi Jordaan 11 Oct 2017

Universities SA wary of ANC's free tertiary tuition
Universities SA wary of ANC's free tertiary tuitionArticle

The ANC's proposal to provide free tertiary education for poor people from 2018 was unlikely to placate students, Universities SA have warned...

Bekezela Phakathi 4 Aug 2017

Crowdfunding initiative to support student education
Crowdfunding initiative to support student educationArticle

Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide...

22 Jun 2017

Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donations
Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donationsArticle

Against the background of Youth Month and the national crisis in higher education, Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement in Cape Town, has released its Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education in local universities...

19 Jun 2017

UJ raises millions for missing middle
UJ raises millions for missing middleArticle

The University of Johannesburg has raised R147m to fund students in the missing middle...

Michelle Gumede 29 May 2017

Committee satisfied with post-school education plan
Committee satisfied with post-school education planArticle

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the national plan on Post-School Education in the country...

23 Mar 2017

SA 'has money to cover fees'
SA 'has money to cover fees'Article

Advocacy organisation Equal Education (EE) made an impassioned plea for the provision of free, quality higher education at the fees commission on Wednesday, saying SA had an abundance of resources that were mismanaged...

Michelle Gumede 17 Mar 2017

Free higher education 'not sustainable'
Free higher education 'not sustainable'Article

Business Unity SA (Busa) says free higher education is not sustainable and business cannot carry its costs alone, given the low levels of economic growth...

Michelle Gumede 10 Mar 2017

Over R4bn for varsity fee increase
Over R4bn for varsity fee increaseArticle

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande...

7 Mar 2017

Free varsity a myth, body tells fees panel
Free varsity a myth, body tells fees panelArticle

There is no such thing as free education - someone has to pay...

3 Mar 2017

Max Price calls for tax on graduates
Max Price calls for tax on graduatesArticle

The state should consider a graduate tax to tackle the funding challenges faced by most students at tertiary institutions, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said...

Bekezela Phakathi 28 Feb 2017

Cipla bursary scheme now open for entries
Cipla bursary scheme now open for entriesArticle

Cipla SA, South Africa's third largest pharmaceutical company, is encouraging all students in their first, second or third/final year, who want to make a difference in the world by becoming a part of the pharmaceutical industry, to apply for a bursary at the company...

Issued by Cipla 14 Feb 2017

Unisa deficit looms over increases
Unisa deficit looms over increasesArticle

The University of SA (Unisa) will have to raise R134m if it wants to meet workers' demands...

Michelle Gumede 30 Jan 2017

Debt call left to universities
Debt call left to universitiesArticle

The Department of Higher Education and Training has left it to universities to decide whether to register students with historical debt who are not funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

Khulekani Magubane 27 Jan 2017

NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrations
NSFAS pays R1.3bn for student registrationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has paid R1.3 billion to 26 public universities for registration fees for qualifying students...

25 Jan 2017

Free varsity - no free ride
Free varsity - no free rideArticle

Even the poorest university students will have to find a way to pay back the money lent to them for their fees or risk getting nailed by the taxman...

24 Nov 2016

University education 'can never be free'
University education 'can never be free'Article

SA must not deceive itself with the idea of free higher education and should focus on finding a workable model, statistician-general Pali Lehohla says...

17 Nov 2016

How to choose and pay for your student loan
How to choose and pay for your student loanArticle

As much as there is uncertainty about what the outcome of the current Fees Must Fall campaign will be, student loans are still an option for many of our youth...

Andrew Cross 14 Nov 2016

Somerset Lakes to offer free private schooling
Somerset Lakes to offer free private schoolingArticle

Somerset Lakes lifestyle estate, located in Somerset West, Cape Town, plans to offer free private schooling at Reddam House Somerset with each property purchased from the developer from October 2016...

25 Oct 2016

Parents prefer trusted brands for school supplies
Parents prefer trusted brands for school suppliesArticle

Books, pens, uniforms and miscellaneous - harried parents throughout SA have forked out thousands of rand in the run-up to the third term of the government school year, which kicks off on Monday...

Colleen Goko 18 Jul 2016

Humanitarian media journal for Africa
Humanitarian media journal for AfricaArticle

Perspective Publications has launched the first in a global series of quarterly journals covering humanitarian-related news on issues impacting the continent of Africa...

29 Jun 2016

#BehindtheSelfie with... Kgomotso G Mautloa
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kgomotso G MautloaArticle

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kgomotso G Mautloa, the young entrepreneur who is also owner and creative director of Green Robot Design...

Leigh Andrews 28 Jun 2016

The value of self education in South Africa
The value of self education in South AfricaArticle

The average annual cost of an undergraduate course of study in South Africa is R30,000. This includes living expenses and tuition for an average student...

Hicks Crawford 19 Feb 2016

Peer-based township school's results suggest alternative model's potential
Peer-based township school's results suggest alternative model's potentialArticle

Through its disruptive learning model that combines peer-based learning, quality teaching and technology, the independent African School for Excellence is proving...

13 Nov 2014

How to manage your student loan
How to manage your student loanArticle

President Barack Obama only finished paying off his student loan eight years ago. This demonstrates the massive commitment that comes with going into debt to pay for your studies.

22 Jul 2014

Students may end up with debts they can't pay
Students may end up with debts they can't payArticle

Students who fail to find a job soon after graduating, or allow their student-loan debt to increase, could be burdened by decades-old debt well into their 50s.

4 Jun 2014

Solid foundation in education can break the poverty cycle
Solid foundation in education can break the poverty cycleArticle

In order to find meaningful employment, children require a sound basis in schooling that readies them for tertiary education, says Scott Field, chief financial officer at FedGroup.

9 Jan 2014

How single mothers can strengthen their financial muscle
How single mothers can strengthen their financial muscleArticle

An incredible 53% of working mothers in South Africa are single, according to the Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor stats released in July this year. Traditionally women relied on the financial support of their partners, but trends indicate the strong need for women, particularly single mothers, to take more responsibility for their financial situation.

28 Aug 2013

Old Mutual launches tool to help parents budget for child's future
Old Mutual launches tool to help parents budget for child's futureArticle

Old Mutual has launched the SmartMAX Education Plan website to connect with parents of young children in an engaging, innovative way. The website offers various useful tools for planning and budgeting for education, as well as tools for fun events like baby showers and birthday parties.

31 May 2012

Confidence falls among SA's professionalsArticle

Confidence levels among South Africa's 3000 graduate professionals have deteriorated in the second quarter of the year, reports The Citizen. Confidence in the country's healthcare system, was just 46% down from 50% in the previous quarter and the reason appears to be on-going discussions over the introduction of a National Health Insurance scheme.

29 Jul 2011

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