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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

Education for black people in SA is in a terrible state

Gugu Nonjinge On December 16, 2017, former president Jacob Zuma announced that government would be phasing in fully subsidised higher education and training for poor...

Nsfas to receive more money from government

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

Judge dismisses damages claim for child who drowned in pit toilet

Ciaran Ryan   There was shock and disappointment this morning when Judge Gerrit Muller of the Polokwane High Court dismissed a claim for roughly R3 million...

The CFA is the most brutal exam in the world of finance

Will Martin , Business Insider US  Every year thousands of young people embark on one of the most mentally grueling experiences of their lives by taking...

Red tape is alienating academics from their own research and work

Keyan Tomaselli When South African academics want to set up a new degree module, they’re entering into a process that can take years to germinate....

Nigeria: Dangote Foundation Donates N120 Million Secondary School in Lagos

Premium Times The Dangote Foundation says it has donated a well-equipped secondary school in Lagos valued at N120 million ($330 000) as part of its...

500,000 kids not at school, say it’s ‘useless’

Prega Govender 570,000 children and teenagers were not attending educational institutions in 2016, including more than 45,400 who found education “useless or not interesting”. About 104,000...

The cold shadow of university exclusion

Thato Rossouw  For black students at the University of the Free State, the word “exclusion” is probably the most life-changing word they will ever come...

Are ‘non-competitive sports days’ really better?

SA School Sport 57% of parents with children at primary school say school sports day have become more “non-competitive” than competitive and that they prefer...

Matric supplementary exams shifted to mid-year

Inside Education The Department of Basic Education has announced its decision to move matric supplementary exams. From 2019, the second national examination will take place between...

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