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Education first step to radical economic transformation

Communications Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala says educating young people is the first step for the country to achieve radical economic transformation. The Deputy Minister said this when addressing a youth imbizo at the Old Cross Roads township, near the Cape Town International Airport, on Sunday. The event, which was part of the national Imbizo Week […]

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Historically disadvantaged universities get R2.5b funding

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide. Making the announcement on Wednesday, Minister Nzimande said the investment will be spent over the next two years on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other […]

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Graduate celebrates PhD in her mother tongue

African languages have long played second fiddle to the likes of English and Afrikaans in academic and educational circles in South Africa. But increasingly academics and graduates alike are recognising the role they play in promoting all of South Africa’s 11 official languages. This was indeed the case during the recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) […]

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MEC Lebogang Maile honours exceptional work in Biotechnology Sector

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture, and Rural Development (GDARD) honoured achievers in the biotechnology sector through the gauteng Biotech Fundi Awards. The aim of the awards is to honour, support, promote and develop those who make a significant impact in the Biotechnology sector in Gauteng. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) and […]

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Learners benefit from Eskom

The Eskom Development Foundation recently completed a three year programme aimed at assisting ten secondary schools in Mpumalanga to improve their maths and science learning.  This corporate social investment initiative, which started in 2013, included ten schools from around Middelburg, Delmas, Emalahleni and Belfast. Each school received a fully stocked mobile laboratory, physical science textbooks […]

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NWU’s Professor Tshivhase appointed to GIF Senior Advisory Panel

Congratulatory messages came flocking in as soon as news came out that North West University’s Director of its Mafikeng Campus’ Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology (CARST), Professor Victor Tshivhase, was nominated and unanimously appointed to serve as a member on the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Senior Advisory Panel. One of the messages […]

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Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs

By Ryan Ravens  The flames of discontent currently engulfing our universities and mindless rhetoric from student leadership are causes for grave concern. Our universities have long been a source of pride and hope in an environment where poor political leadership has resulted in minimal economic growth and mass unemployment. Our tertiary institutions have stood firm […]

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Could MOOCs be the answer to free education?

By Mauritz Venter Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, announced on 19 September 2016 that free tertiary education would not be possible. Following this announcement various student bodies around the country have been up in arms, protesting for the right to free education enshrined in the Freedom Charter. The South African Bill of Rights […]

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The universities crisis and impasse at the University of the Witwatersrand: Wits Black Academics Caucus perspective

 We are deeply concerned by the current systemic crisis that besets our universities and the impasse that has ensued at the University of the Witwatersrand. This is unprecedented and presents a precarious situation demanding extraordinary action. Conversely we are shocked by the way university management and the state have/are responding. We acknowledge that there has […]

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Online marketplace for open education launched

As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution.  eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout Africa to search for and enrol in hundreds of online courses, online degrees, and professional certifications from some of […]

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