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Teacher suspended for using the k-word and referring to learners as baboons and drug dealers

NYAKALLO TEFU|  Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has welcomed the immediate suspension of a Northriding High School teacher who on Thursday used the k-word...

Universities South Africa fundraising for the higher education sector surpasses half of the R1 billion target

Universities South Africa (USAf) raised R 571 080 719 in 24 months in an attempt to contribute towards remedying the perennial financial challenges faced by...

The Covid-19 pandemic is hurting university students’ mental health

Institutions of higher education locally and globally are undergoing unprecedented changes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A study on how the pandemic has...

Lesufi must fix burnt down classrooms at Joburg school

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has made calls on the Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, to urgently fix the deteriorating and burnt down classrooms...

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UCT introduces an environmental sustainability course

NYAKALLO TEFU|  The University of Cape Town (UCT) has for the first time launched a new online orientation that introduces first-year residence students to environmental sustainability...

Basic Education wants criminal probe into death of learner at Equal Education Camp

15-year-old Avethandwa Nokhangela from Xolani High School in the Eastern Cape passed away in a drowning incident while taking part in an event at...

64-year-old male teacher stabs 47-year-old educator

NYAKALLO TEFU| A 64-year-old male teacher from Tolamo Primary School at Letlhakaneng Village near Brits stabbed a 47-year-old female teacher at Tshefoge Primary school on Monday. The North West education department...

The militarisation of university campuses breeds a culture of intolerance and violence

TOKELO NHLAPO|  The militarisation of public universities across South African campuses has bred a culture of violence, intolerance, repression of protest and use of force...

Civil organisation back in court this month fighting for proper sanitation in schools

NYAKALLO TEFU|  Section27 will this month return to the Limpopo High Court to fight for safe, dignified and sanitary school toilets in the province.  The fight...

DBE in talks to continue with the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative

NYAKALLO TEFU| Talks are under way by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to review and repackage the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative with a proposed...

Back to school for learners across the country

NYAKALLO TEFU| The Department of Basic Education (DBE) said learners will this week return to school for the second term of the academic year after...

Wits postgraduate students receive 13 bursaries for ICT studies

Bolekwa Mboniswa and Lerato Hlagala received post-graduate bursaries from Huawei to further their studies in information systems and computer science respectively at the University...

Grit matters when a child is learning to read, even in poor South African schools

HELEEN HOFMEYR|  School quality is important in determining children’s success at school. But individual characteristics of the child also play a role. In particular, researchers...

South Africa chess champ eyes 2021 World Olympiad in Russia

Nelson Mandela University student Charlize van Zyl, is gearing up for next year’s World Chess Olympiad and hopes to make her country proud by...

E-voting for SGB elections ends today

NYAKALLO TEFU and MMADIFEDILE MOFOKENG| This week marks the last week for the elections of School Governing Bodies (SGB) in the country. This is why Gauteng...

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Resettlement Agencies Struggle with Education Needs of Refugee Children

NAHLA BENDEFAA AS the Biden Administration tries to figure out how many refugees it will allow in the U.S. over the next five months, agencies...

Body Found In Epping Forest Identified As Missing 19-year-old Student, Richard Okorogheye

A BODY found in a lake in Epping Forest has been formally identified as missing 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye, the Metropolitan police has said. Officers from...

UAE Has Over 295,000 Higher Education Students, Says New Report

ABU DHABI: Administrative, Sharia and law specialists accounted for the largest percentage (42.1 per cent) of higher education students in the UAE, a new...

Why Misogyny Needs To Be Tackled In Education From Primary School

THE issue of violence by men against women in UK society has once again taken centre stage. Public figures are beginning to talk about...

Securing The Education Of Kenya’s Girls During COVID-19

THE COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in many countries. Similar to other epidemics – such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa which pushed...