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...

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...

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...

Students left hungry, destitute due to non-payment of Nsfas allowances, MPs...

Jan GerberWithout their allowances, many students on tertiary campuses across the country are left destitute and hungry, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and...

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...

These SA universities have banned Apple watches during exam time —...

Timothy Rangongo , Business Insider SAAs technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so has the ease of cheating in exams. With the exam season approaching, several South African...

Youth unemployment, industrialisation and jobs for the future

Thuletho ZwaneIndustrialisation of Africa’s economies is critical in order for the continent to curb its high youth unemployment. Analysts say the only way to...

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....

Nigerian university graduates find it tough in job market

Daily TrustMinister of State for Education Professor Anthony Anwuka last week proposed a one-year post-graduation training to be offered in some specialized institutions in...

Pandor: Private sector can pay for post-graduates

Tamar KahnHigher Education and Training minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday conceded the government’s new free higher education policy had not made provision for post-graduate...

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...

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Annie CebulskiA R39.3-million three-storey library is set to open this year in Dunoon.The service is much needed.Schools in the area, such as Inkwenkwezi Secondary...

#ZolileKhumalo: Students come out in numbers to protest outside court

Sarah Smit, AgenciesHundreds of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) students gathered outside the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for the appearance of the man who...

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...

‘Why did we take over 20 years?’ – Zuma on free...

Thuletho ZwaneFormer President Jacob Zuma gave a lecture in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam South Africa’s governing party, the...

Nsfas to receive more money from government

Mary Jane MphahleleThe Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says government will cough up more money for Nsfas, including an additional R7.1...

Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Nompendulo Ngubane   Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse students from Msunduzi Tvet College in Pietermaritzburg who marched to the administrative offices on Tuesday....

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...

TVET Pietermaritzburg college campuses shut down

Nompendulo Ngubane   Last week, students barricaded Burger Street, in Pietermaritzburg with rocks and burning tyres, demanding that the college pay their accommodation fees from the...

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...
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