King Zwelithini wants the stick back at schools

Thabo MohlalaKing Goodwill Zwelithini’s recent remarks have forced back on the agenda the issue of corporal punishment in schools. There have been spikes in...
Malusi Gigaba’s budget cuts will hurt basic education: Equal Education

Malusi Gigaba’s budget cuts will hurt basic education: Equal Education

Bonile KhanyiEqual Education says the budget by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tabled in Parliament on Wednesday will hurt the poor the most. This after...

Swaziland University students ‘arbitrarily’ arrested for raising genuine demands – SSN

Thabo MohlalaSwaziland police arrested nine student activists last Thursday including the SRC president in what is widely interpreted as a part of the Swaziland...

Sports development is a key priority

Bonile KhanyiSchool sports remain the bedrock of sports development in South Africa, according to Oniccah Moloi, MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture in...

Professor Brian O’Connell receives NRF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Bonile KhanyiProfessor Brian O’Connell, a former rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Western Cape, has been awarded the National Research Foundation’s...
Decline in Teen Pregancy

A review of pregnancy law gives girls a second chance to...

A school head teacher has commended the re-entry policy in Zambia for  yielding positive results across the country.Katuta Boarding School head teacher, Friday Chanda, said before...

Why more companies are removing degrees from their entry requirements

Students across South Africa are opting to study further at universities in the hopes it will improve their job opportunities.While their prospects of finding...
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day: Female teachers still bearing the brunt of the...

Thabo Mohlala As the world commemorates World AIDS Day on Friday, there are concerns within the education sector that female teachers seem to be at...

A new, low-cost primary school opens its doors in Johannesburg

Thabo MohlalaHidden in the old and decrepit building in the south-eastern part of the quiet and sleepy part of Jeppestown in Johannesburg, is the...
Blade Nzimande

Nzimande: Funding of higher education remains a huge challenge

Funding of higher education remains a huge challenge Bonile KhanyiThe Department of Higher Education and Training has called for a co-ordinated funding mechanism across...

Charges against EFF student leader withdrawn

Bonile KhanyiThe charges against Naledi Chirwa, the #FeesMustFall activist and Economic Freedom Fighters student command national member, were withdrawn in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court...

SA’s low education standards continue to haunt the teaching profession –...

Thabo MohlalaThe lack of teacher training and poor accountability on the part of teachers is one of the fundamental challenges bedevilling the education system...
Inside Education, NYDA sets aside R40 million to assist poor students

NYDA sets aside R40-million to assist poor students

Staff ReporterThe National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has set aside R40-million for the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund, according to the agency’s chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni.The...

More than 150 000 candidates registered for matric exams – MEC...

Johannesburg – More than 150 000 candidates have enrolled to write the matric exams this year, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Monday.With...

Noorderlig school learners receive counselling following death of boy (13)

Bonile Khanyi The Gauteng Education Department says counselling has been made available at a school in Benoni, after a 13-year-old boy died on Tuesday. Louis de...

Malawi govt moves to tame overcrowding in classrooms, recruits more teachers

Nyasa Times reporter Government has recruited 9,630 primary school teachers in a major drive to beef up teaching staff levels in the education sector to...

South African Universities need to rethink how to invest their millions

Stephanie Giamporcaro and Xolisa DhlaminiUniversities are no longer simply institutions of learning. Over the past 50 years, they have also become important players in...

Human rights body persuades chiefs to keep girls in school

Mayamiko Majawa-Mana Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHHR) has embarked on a sensitisation campaign with local leaders from the area of Traditional Authority Liwonde...

Sadtu promises to work hard to get the country’s education system...

Sadtu promises to work hard to get the country’s education system working Thabo MohlalaSouth African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu)’s general secretary, Mugwena Maluleke is confident...

It’s all systems go for Grade 12 exams

Bonile KhanyiWith just less than 40 days to go before the start of this year’s final matric examinations, the Basic Education Department says final...
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