Education

BLA offers free legal help to Stellenbosch University student

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has publicly offered to help the Stellenbosch University student Babalo Ndwayana. Ndwayana laid charges against former student Theuns du Toit,...

UJ’s professor Hassina Mouri awarded top Unesco award

Professor in medical geology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Hassina Mouri, has been awarded the Unesco Chair on Medical Geology in Africa. Launched in...

Massive improvement still needed for the ECD sector

As the the function of the early childhood and development (ECD) sector was officially handed over to the Department of Basic Education on Thursday,...

Siblings die after dad gives them energy drink

Three siblings aged six, 13 and 16 died after being given energy drinks allegedly by their father before leaving for school in Ratanda, Gauteng. The...

CUT partners with UK universities to improve design of wheelchairs

The Central University of Technology (CUT) has been roped in to help improve wheelchair design. The initiative was triggered by the lack of features...

Vice-chancellor challenges ‘unfounded’ claims

The embattled vice-chancellor of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), Peter Mbati, looks set to challenge the fairness of the processes followed by...

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi puts billions aside for quality education

The Gauteng department of education has set aside R59.7-billion to respond to learning during the pandemic and reposition the system to be more resilient...

First black female hot air balloon pilot loves ‘floating on the...

Ga-Rankuwa-born Semakaleng Mathebula had to strike a fine balance between a demanding job in the automotive sector and her passion, to become the country’s...

Internal investigation launched on the death of grade 1 pupil

An internal investigation has been launched after a seven-year-old grade 1 pupil at Baweze Primary School in Ekangala was killed after being run over...

Student organisations march for expulsion of Theuns du Toit

Student organisations marched to Stellenbosch University's administration offices on Thursday to demand that Theuns du Toit, a first-year law student who urinated on the...

Nzinga Qunta releases children’s book in 11 official languages

Business news anchor Nzinga Qunta has released a new children's book, Amari's Adventures, which is available in 11 official South African languages. The Australian-born and...

Stellenbosch University vice-chancellor Wim de Villiers apologises publicly

The leadership of Stellenbosch University has broken the silence and apologised publicly for the “racial incident” that attracted widespread condemnation. Early on Sunday morning, first-year...

MEC Gade warns of widening trust deficit between government and voters

Government's failure to execute its mandate has widened a trust deficit between it and the people, according to Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade,...

Lesufi says grievance committee must be set up at Hoerskool Jan...

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday reported back on the investigation into alleged racial complaints and sexual assault allegations at Hoerskool Jan Viljoen....

Ndwayana makes U-turn, lays criminal charges against Du Toit

Babalo Ndwayana has made a sharp U-turn and decided to lay criminal charges against his roommate's friend who urinated on his belongings at the...

University of Limpopo ramps up efforts to address GBV cases

The University of Limpopo is creating space for the victims of gender-based violence (GBV) with the launch of the university's gender desk on Wednesday. The...

Growing calls for Stellenbosch University to expel ‘racist’ white student

Babalo Ndwayana, the first-year agricultural studies student at Stellenbosch University, has reportedly forgiven Theuns du Toit after he urinated on his belongings at the...

Wife of Good Samaritan Dr Imtiaz Sooliman bags Masters degree

Zohra Ismail Sooliman, the wife of Gift of the Givers co-founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, recently graduated with a Masters in Social Sciences from the...

Floods drown many childrens’ education hopes

Scores of pupils who were victims of the floods that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal a month ago, leaving a trail of death and destruction, are likely...

Seeds of greatness sown in best friends’ BSc exploits

Best friends Rivoningo Ubisi and Thobile Mkhwanazi had a lot to celebrate yesterday when they each took to the podium at the University of...

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