Education

No allowance will be paid into parent’s bank account – NSFAS

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) college students to submit their personal bank...

NSFAS chucks out irregularly appointed service providers

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announced on Monday that it is cutting ties with service providers that have allegedly been irregularly appointed. This...

Grade 4 pupils to learn in their mother tongue from 2025

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said her department is ready to roll out mother tongue-based bilingual education in grade 4 in 2025. Motshekga was speaking...

‘Defence force to pilot youth jobs initiative in poorest areas’

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has called on all South Africans to support the newly launched National Youth Service (NYS) initiative, which aims to address...

TUT senate rescinds Makwarela’s BTech degree

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) senate has adopted a report recommending the withdrawal of a degree it conferred on convocation president Dakalo Makwarela...

Varsity students starving amidst rising cost of living

University students living on campus are starving and forced to study on empty stomachs due to the rising cost of living. Rhodes University, which launched...

Second honorary doctorate for marketing doyen Thebe Ikalafeng

Brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree, his second this year, when the University of South Africa concludes...

UJ, global agency partner for construction sector certification

The professionalisation of project management in South Africa received a major boost this week when the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced its partnership with...

Almost a third of first-year students drop out

New research has revealed that 60% of university, technical and vocational education and training college students drop out in their first year of study. Fundi,...

Khosa wants Outa probed for ‘destabilising’ higher education

Former board chairperson of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Ernest Khosa, who resigned amid accusations that he had solicited bribes from service...

Pupil, 9, stabs another pupil to death for allegedly bullying him

A nine-year-old pupil, who was allegedly bullied by two siblings, stabbed one of them to death on Wednesday. The Free State department of education confirmed...

Varsities intensify crackdown as student debt keeps piling

Universities, schools and other institutions of learning are increasingly turning to the courts to recover outstanding fees owed by students and parents. Sunday World has...

SAB looking for young talented graduates join its ranks

Just days after the South African Breweries (SAB) called for applications for its new young graduate-recruitment programme, it has received well over 800 entries. The...

Sadtu calls for probe into non-payment of grade R practitioners

The KwaZulu-Natal department of education has assured all grade R practitioners who were not paid their stipend on April 30 that they will receive...

SAHRC keeping an eye on repairs at Free State schools

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which identified issues that infringed on Free State pupils’ rights to education and safety, including dilapidated buildings...

‘Class has replaced race as a barrier to education of majority’

Former deputy minister of education Mosibudi Mangena has lamented that under the democratic government, class has replaced race when it comes to access to...

Gender biases on social media deter girls from tech jobs —...

A new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) shines the spotlight on the role of technology in deterring girls...

Unisa turns down Nzimande’s offer to settle cases out of court

The council of the University of South Africa (Unisa) has turned down Minister Blade Nzimande’s proposal of an out-of-court settlement on cases related to...

Maths award for Esther Mahlangu’s geometric designs

World-renowned Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu’s work is not only sought-after, but also a study in geometry. This will be confirmed when the University of South...

Nzimande appoints Freeman Nomvalo as NSFAS administrator

Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation Blade Nzimande has appointed former head of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, Freeman Nomvalo, as...

Nzimande dissolves board and puts NSFAS under administration

Higher Education, Science and Innovation minister Blade Nzimande has announced that he has dissolved the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

Unisa honours Methodist Southern Africa’s first female bishop

The first female presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Purity Malinga, will be honoured by the University of South Africa for...

TUT honours distinguished AI scholar Prof Marwala with doctorate

United Nations University rector and UN undersecretary-general Prof Tshilidzi Marwala was awarded the highest academic award in the history of Tshwane University of Technology...

Pupils forced to relieve themselves outside

Pupils forced to relieve themselves outside as school’s toilets are broken Pupils at Silindokuhle Secondary School in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, are forced to relieve themselves in...

‘Charge principal and teachers for breaking law in pupil’s drowning’

The report of the independent investigation into the drowning of a 12-year-old pupil has recommended that the principal, deputy principal and teachers be charged...

Defence in Fort Hare graft case call for matter to be...

The defence lawyers in the case of 15 people accused of corruption, fraud and racketeering at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) have applied...

Office manager, Snr cop among accused in Fort Hare graft scandal

The 15 people facing charges of fraud and corruption at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) include a manager in the office of the...

CCMA hears case of teacher sacked for ‘fighting racism’

A black teacher at Curro Academy who was dismissed by the institution shortly after she was allegedly called a monkey by her white boss...

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