Education

Robotics and coding education centre launched at St Barnabas

The education department in Gauteng has teamed up with Nasdaq-listed technology firm Honeywell to launch Futureshaper Lab at St Barnabas School of Specialisation. The new...

Durban high school distances itself from racial slur incident

A racial slur incident involving five white pupils from Hillcrest High School stemmed from a private WhatsApp group that has no affiliation to the...

Department will not renovate school torched by residents – Lesufi

The future looks bleak for hundreds of primary school pupils in Etwatwa, Daveyton after the Gauteng education department said it will not fix the...

Gauteng education records about 600 000 successful applications

About 600 000 online applications for grade 1 and 8 have been processed within a space of over two weeks, the Gauteng education department...

UCT Online High School launches Cambridge qualification

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School, one of the biggest in Africa, is growing in leaps and bounds a year after...

TUT launches gender desk to tackle hate crime against women

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has set up a gender-based violence framework in response to rising incidents of hate crime against women and...

Teaching in Etwatwa a daily battle

Though the winter cold pierces the dilapidated mobile classrooms at the Amos Maphanga Secondary School and pupils bring blankets to keep warm, it protects...

Mushonga to head decolonised studies

Buoyed by the Rhodes Must Fall and the subsequent Fees Must Fall protests in 2015 – which necessitated universities and colleges to take a...

UNISA grants champions Banyana Banyana bursaries

The University of South Africa will be granting WAFCON champions Banyana Banyana bursary opportunities to pursue their studies. Unisa will offer a special bursary programme...

Violence erupts following death of Meyerton High School pupil

Incidents of stone-throwing and intimidation of bus drivers have been reported in Sedibeng, De Deur, Meyerton and Sharpville in the Vaal after pupils went...

UCT vice-chancellor in top 10 list of outstanding individuals in Africa

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor, professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has joined nine other people selected for the new Africa Education Medal. The award is in...

Nzimande implores employers to consider TVET college students

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has called on all employers to open their workplaces for the placement of Technical Vocational Education...

Professor Marwala appointed new UN University rector

University of Johannesburg (UJ) vice-chancellor, professor Tshilidzi Marwala, has been appointed as the seventh rector of the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan...

Over 350 000 grade 1 and 8 online applications processed in...

More than 350 000 grade 1 and 8 online applications have been successfully processed since last week. By Monday, the department had recorded 151 949...

Financial education for the poor punted

With most households in South Africa being low-income earners, it concerns 25-year-old Dr Phemelo Magau that there is no legislation that promotes adequate and...

165 000 grade 1 and 8 applications processed on day one

Day one of the 2023 online application for grade 1 and 8 pupils has yielded good results, according to the Gauteng education department, after...

Racist Theuns du Toit expelled from Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University student Theuns du Toit has been expelled from the institution. Du Toit, who is accused of racism, walked into the room of Babalo...

Online applications for Gauteng public schools open on Friday

The 2023 online registration for grade 1 and 8 opens on Friday, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Thursday. Lesufi told the media that...

University of Free State lifts Covid-19 vaccination regulations

The University of the Free State (UFS) has lifted the Covid-19 vaccination regulations with immediate effect. The UFS Covid-19 regulations and required vaccination policy was...

Actor Bongani Gumede graduates with diploma from Wits

Former Isibaya actor Bongani Gumede has graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in the Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Gumede, known as...

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