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Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Seán Mfundza Muller Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...

Fedsas: Radicals have turned the Hoërskool Overvaal furore into political football

Thabo Mohlala The unabating protest action outside Hoërskool Overvaal which resulted in a march yesterday is extremely disturbing and does not bode well for the...

Alarming number of students are squatting at WSU and King Dalindyebo TVET College

Bonile Khanyi The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Thursday expressed its shock at the vast number of students squatting in residences...

Learner stabbed to death at a school in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga

Thabo Mohlala A 16-year-old learner was stabbed to death by his peer at a school, which is yet to be identified, in Kwamhlanga, Mpumalanga.  Although details...

Sadtu Gauteng hand over memorandum to Hoërskool Overvaal SGB

Thabo Mohlala Multitudes of South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) Gauteng members joined by members from the tripartite alliance marched earlier today to hand over...

Kraaifontein parents demand places in school for their children

Vincent Lali Angry parents demonstrated outside Bloekombos Primary School in Kraaifontein on Monday, demanding that the Western Cape Education Department put up prefab classrooms for...

The drought will not affect schools says Western Cape education

Thabo Mohlala The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is confident it has put the necessary contingency plans in place to avert the possible disruption of...

Sadtu Gauteng vows to put more pressure on Hoërskool Overvaal SGB

Thabo Mohlala South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) Gauteng said it would intensify the demonstrations at Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging until the school governing body...

Minister Angie Motshekga calls for peace at Hoërskool Overvaal  

Thabo Mohlala Minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, called for calm at Hoërskool Overvaal as various political parties continue to protest outside the school premises....

Teaching children to read must become the number one priority says Angie Motshekga

Bonile Khanyi Reading at lower grades must become a priority said basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Monday. She was speaking at the opening of...

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Government’s Progression Policy For Grade 4 & 9 Learners Given Thumbs Up By Teachers’ Unions, Education Experts

NYAKALLO TEFU TEACHERS’ unions and education experts have welcomed the government’s decision to give learners in Grade 4 and...

Over 40 000 Grades 1 and 8 Learners Still Not Placed In Gauteng Schools: Lesufi

NYAKALLO TEFU GAUTENG MEC of Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says over 40 000 online applicants for Grade 1 and Grade 8...

NSFAS Welcomes New Board And CEO

INSIDE EDUCATION REPORTER THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme has welcomed the appointment of a new CEO and the...

Kenyan Entrepreneur Warns US To Invest In African Health and STEM Talent

WHEN she was a Kenyan student studying in the US, Lydiah Kemunto Bosire missed out on the chance to study a Masters...

Charles Darwin Notebooks ‘Stolen’ From Cambridge University

TWO of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous "Tree of Life" sketch are missing, believed stolen,...
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