Witness: Pit-toilet that Michael Komape died in was 17 years old

Michael Komape’s family rejects State’s claim that his death was an...

Chester Makana The civil hearing by a Limpopo family exposed how the government allowed more rural pupils to use more than 20-year-old pit toilet.More than...

Gauteng government urges youth to attend annual youth expo

LINDI MASINGAAs part of Youth Month celebrations, the Gauteng provincial government has urged high school learners, unemployed youth and graduates to attend the fourth...

Sizwe Nxasana resigns as NSFAS chair amid calls to disband board

Staff ReporterSizwe Nxasana, chairperson of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), has resigned in the wake of mounting calls for him to step...

South Africa: Call for NSFAS candidates to apply before November 30

Bongani NkosiThe closing date for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications is drawing closer.The funding scheme has also warned it would not accept...

KZN MEC for education to visit “assault video” school

Ntsiki MalungaThe KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC for Education Mthandeni Dlungwane is expected to visit the Siyathuthuka High School in Inanda next week, where a learner...

Troubled multi-billion NSFAS to be run by administrator

Staff ReporterThe board of the troubled National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will soon be dissolved‚ the department of higher education & training confirmed...

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

Frans SwanepoelAgriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other productive sector. If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, its...

No articles for law students at college

Sharika RegchandVarsity College has found itself in a quagmire because the KZN Law Society refuses to allow its LLB students to register to serve...

NSFAS’ two centres of power

Zamayirha PeterNational Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) chief executive officer (CEO) Steven Zwane’s job is on the line following the appointment of Randall Carollissen...

Dr Randall Carollissen appointed NSFAS administrator

Yoliswa SobuwaMinister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor has appointed an administrator for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.Dr Randall Carollissen has been...

New school of thought: exit-level exam for Grade 9 planned

Prega GovenderHigh school pupils will soon be able to write an exit-level exam in Grade 9 which, if they pass, will get them a...

Dear Students: Be on high alert for fake private colleges!

Thabo MohlalaWith matrics results just released, most learners will be heading to various tertiary institutions to further their studies. Some will go to universities,...

Student who received R14 million Nsfas payout in error appears in...

Jan Bornman Sibongile Mani, the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student who accidentally received more than R14m from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) and...

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...

Matric results: Is our education system delivering? No, say experts.

Thabo MohlalaANALYSISThe 2017 matric results have elicited animated debates and a wide range of views from various political parties, teacher unions and some education...

Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo MohlalaTeacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

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...

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...

Replace legal processes with TRC equivalent‚ Fees Must Fall activists tell...

Naledi ShangeMinister of Justice Michael Masutha has received a memorandum from Fees Must Fall activists who are demanding they receive presidential pardon from criminal...

USAF dismisses media reports about new funding model for tertiary education

Thabo Mohlala Universities South Africa (Usaf) dismissed today’s media report about a “controversial” funding plan as nothing but a “rumour”, saying it will only attach...
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