Girl empowerment non-negotiable for community development

29 November 2017 The economic and personal empowerment that education provides allows women and girls to make healthier choices for themselves and their families, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The Minister said this on Tuesday when she opened the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Steering Committee and Sharing […]

Free tours for Gauteng learners

28 November 2017 Gauteng high school learners, who have just completed their exams, are in for a treat this year as they get a chance to tour the Johannesburg Zoo, Gold Reef City and other exciting heritage sites for free. Through the Gauteng Department of Education’s “Know your province” campaign, learners will be exposed to […]

Bursaries for young Eskom scientists

21 November 2017 Three young scientists have been granted the opportunity to study engineering at South African universities of their choice after receiving bursaries worth over R1.3 million from Eskom. “Eskom awarded bursaries worth a total of R1 332 000 to three deserving young scientists,” said the power utility. The bursaries were awarded at the Eskom Expo […]

Best of luck Matrics 2017

24 October 2017 Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished all matriculants all the best for their final exams, which get underway today. “I wish the best of luck to all the candidates sitting for the examinations this year. Keep your head down, study hard, stay focused and I am confident you will make us […]

Applications for 2018 financial aid open

Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Acting Executive Officer Lerato Nage made the announcement during a media briefing on Tuesday at Ratanda […]

Government continues to support disadvantaged students

27 July 2017 Government continues with its efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to Post-School Education and Training (PSET). Official spending figures from the Department of Higher Education and Training show that total amounts via National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), in support of students at universities and colleges from poor […]

To Prepare Young People for 21st-Century Jobs, Design Classrooms Beyond Walls

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 14  June 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Lynsey Farrell Walk into the small town where Actonville Primary School (APS) is located in South Africa and you may find yourself in the middle of a dance competition, an emotional and physical well-being checkup, or a community gathering—all planned and managed by […]

Power of e-learning for renewable energy sector – Study

Original  article on universityworldnews.com |28 March 2017| by Munyaradzi Makoni At a time when distance education and e-learning are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, there remains insufficient awareness around the use of educational technologies in the field of renewable energy and its benefits in African higher education, according to a recent study. Although there are a […]

Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

Original article onitnewsafrica.com | 28 March 2017 Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools available to teachers today. This interactive showcase at the […]

Diversifying income streams in African universities

Original article on universityworldnews.com | 14 March 2017 | by Munyaradzi Makoni In order to be sustainable, successful tertiary institutions around the world have found ways to diversify their income streams so as to reduce dependence on public funds which are often tied to economic and political factors. How can this work in Africa? According to higher […]