Education

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...

Nomfundo Moh receives double-platinum plaque on her graduation

Musician Nomfundo “Moh” Ngcobo received a double-platinum plaque during her graduation at the weekend. The Phakade Lam hitmaker, who graduated with a Bachelor of Social...

Sasco wants white student expelled from university for ‘racial attack’

The South African Student Congress (Sasco) has condemned an “attack” on a black University of Stellenbosch student at the weekend. In a statement on Monday,...

Nzimande introduces entrepreneurship hubs at TVETs

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has established entrepreneurship hubs at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges to encourage students to move into...

Lesufi still shocked following murder of grade 10 Soweto pupil

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is still in shock following the gruesome murder of a grade 10 learner at Thaba-Jabula Secondary School in Pimville,...

Lesufi disappointed at unfinished renovations at Thubelihle High

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his disappointment at the slow pace of renovations that started five years ago at Thubelihle High School,...

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