TVET colleges are not inferior, says Manamela

Ngwako Modjadji Higher education and training deputy minister Buti Manamela wants to change the perception that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are...

NSFAS CEO Steven Zwane suspended

Staff ReporterThe National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) suspended its executive officer Steven Zwane with immediate effect on Monday evening."The suspension follows allegations of...

South Africa: R56m Toyota manufacturing institute opens in KZN

Staff ReporterRepresentatives from national, provincial and local government, academia and the business sector today welcomed the establishment of South Africa’s newest manufacturing institute.The new...

Website developed to buy and sell second-hand textbooks

Chulumanco Mahamba and Zamayirha Peter A University of Pretoria student created a website that allows fellow students from all South African universities to buy and sell second-hand...

No registration fee for students who cannot afford it

Ido LekotaStudents from poor and working class families with combined income of up to R350 000 per annum are not expected to pay any...

Matric results: If you need NSFAS funding, Department of Higher Education...

Ido lekotaStudents who have been admitted to tertiary institutions but had not applied for NSFAS funding because they previously did not qualify will be...

Education and technology will benefit youth for generations to come, says...

Graig-Lee  SmithPreparing young people for the fourth industrial revolution is one of the main themes at the sixth Brics Education Ministers Meeting.This year’s meeting...

Africa cannot industrialise without a strong focus on education

Thuletho ZwaneThe consensus among world leaders is that for Africa to truly industrialise, African states should heavily invest in education.President of World Bank Dr....

Getting ready for the 21st Century education demands

Getting ready for the 21st Century education demands by  PHINDILE XABATransference of knowledge in this century requires more than standing in front of the classroom...

South Africa: Former president Jacob Zuma speaks to black school pupils

Mxolisi Mngadi Former president Jacob Zuma has encouraged black school pupils to follow fields of studies that will empower them to participate "fully" in the...

President Ramaphosa lifts country’s dejected mood as he highlights some successes...

Thabo MohlalaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a stirring State of the Nation speech that ticked all the boxes as he promised to deal decisively with...

Shortage of beds at universities

Msindisi FenguThe government is planning to build at least 300 000 beds for universities and colleges in the next eight years, amid growing concerns...

South Africa must not lag behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Edwin NaiduMinister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor said she would soon ask the National Treasury for more funding - and set up...
Panyaza Lesufi, urges parents to get kids to school.

Taxi operators asked to reconsider their strike for sake of learners

Bonile Khanyi Department of Basic Education has urged the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) to reconsider their strike action planned for Wednesday.In a statement issued...

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

Jan GerberFully subsidised bursaries for students from poor and working-class backgrounds present an opportunity for all South African universities and colleges to be at...

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael MuneneKenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

Move to improve TVET colleges

Kgopi MabotjaStudents who have enrolled to study at Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges should not feel inadequate as their skills are invaluable...

TUT Soshanguve students march to the offices of police minister

Gemma RitchieFollowing the death of Tshwane University of Technology law student Katlego Andries Monareng last week, students on the north and south campuses at...

Who and where are the visible scientists in South Africa?

Marina JoubertA total of 211 scientists in South Africa – less than 1% of the country's scientific workforce – have been identified as being...

Botswana, South Sudan sign MOU on tertiary education

Benjamin Shapi Higher education ministries of Botswana and South Sudan on May 30 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of tertiary education. The...
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