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Monthly Archives: December, 2018

South Africa: Afrocentric history curriculum gets the nod

Sne Masuku Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has approved the reappointment of the history ministerial task team to overhaul the curriculum to make it more...

Five Kenyan universities ranked among the best in the world

Hilary Kimuyu Five Kenyan universities have made it among this year’s world’s leading 2,500 institutions of higher learning. A total of 111 African universities (from 21...

Hope for matriculants as 200 varsity scholarships for 2019 are up for grabs

Staff Reporter The unemployment rate in South Africa has risen to 27.5 percent in the third quarter this year, according to the most recent statistics. This...

Five young economists to listen to

Johan Fourie Ideas, and the people that give birth to them, shape our future. So with this final issue of 2018, let us look at...

Nehawu slams IMF rep for questioning South Africa’s free higher education policies

Staff Reporter The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said on Tuesday it was concerned by the "official queries" made by the International...

Bridging programmes for under-prepared college students

Bongani Nkosi In its bold bid to assist students entering technical colleges under-prepared, the Department of Higher Education and Training will introduce bridging programmes at...

South African households spend more on entertainment than on children’s education’

Staff Reporter There is no doubt about it. Right now in South Africa, times are tough and about to get tougher. The increase in the...

South Africa: Budget shortfall puts independent schools under threat

Msindisi Fengu One of Gauteng’s best-performing independent schools may be forced to shut down next year. This is because the Gauteng department of education, which has...

Awqaf T20 Youth Cricket Tournament coming up

Shafiq Morton The annual Awqaf SA T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018, held in association with Primrose Cricket Club, the Western Province Cricket Club and Western...

South Africa: Tornado damages 26 schools in Eastern Cape

Staff Reporter At least 26 Eastern Cape schools have been hit by a tornado, the provincial department of education said on Thursday. The vicious tornado ripped...

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Andile Nongogo Appointed New NSFAS CEO

THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Andile Nongogo as its new chief executive officer for the next five years.

Opinion: DUT Vice-chancellor, Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu Talks About The Kind Of Leadership Required To Reform The Country

PROFESSOR THANDWA MTHEMBU I have been asked to share some reflections on the topic: What kind of leadership is required...

Basic Education Launches A Full-Scale Investigation After Another Question Paper Leak Rocks Final Matric Exams

BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned in the strongest terms the leaking of Physical Sciences Paper 2 exam, which was...

Michaela Robinson Wins Big At Wits University’s Annual Sports Awards

THE future of sailing is clearly in good hands – judging by the recipients at the annual Wits Sports Awards. The sport...

Classroom Corner: Hugh Corder, A Man For All Seasons

VETERAN law scholar and activist Professor Hugh Corder well remembers his BCom LLB graduation at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It was...
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