Learners urged to study Engineering

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged high school learners, especially those that are in Grade 10 to 12, to consider taking Maths and Physical Science so they can study Engineering. Speaking at an Africa Engineering Week seminar, held at the University of Johannesburg, on Monday, Minister Pandor … [Read more...]

New Provost for St. Thomas University

I.Becerra-Fernandez

St. Thomas University President Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale has announced a major institutional appointment that will continue to strengthen the University's academic leadership position (www.stu.edu). A visionary and transformational leader in higher education, Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Ph.D., has been named St. Thomas … [Read more...]

Mandela Day inspires reading culture

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will today launch its Book Flood Campaign in celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day. The campaign is aimed at fostering a reading culture amongst learners beyond the classroom and making the habit of reading every child’s right. The initiative will run for a month, … [Read more...]

New student village for DUT

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R90-million long-term loan to help the Durban University of Technology (DUT) construct a new student village. The student village will create an additional 804 student beds, which will enable DUT to relocate students living off campus. The shortage of … [Read more...]

University attendance low among blacks

University attendance for black South Africans remains low, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. “Blacks don’t participate in universities to the same extent as whites and Indians. There’s just a too small number of blacks,” Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the 2013 General … [Read more...]

Music for All Survey 2014

The recent survey1 undertaken by charity, Music for All (MfA) reveals the importance people place on the provision of music lessons and opportunities in schools. Over 90% of respondents believed it was ‘very or quite important’ that the Government continues to financially support this. It is clear they … [Read more...]

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi True Colours

Barnard Gallery is proud to present True Colours – a solo exhibition by Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi. As the idiom suggests, the definition of true colours is to reveal the reality beneath the mantle of appearance. Truth, memory and history In this show, Ngqinambi deals with divergent discourses around truth, memory and … [Read more...]

Efforts to empower youth

The KwaZulu-Natal government, which has spent over R1.5 billion on bursaries in the last five years, will continue to ensure that youth development programmes reach all youths in the province, says Premier Senzo Mchunu. “The accumulative number of students that have benefited from the bursary programme over the past … [Read more...]