Donation for Taung agri college

South Africa – Taung Agricultural College in the North West has received a donation of US $ 1 million from Danish company Haldor Topsøe, which specialises in research and technology. Speaking at the donation handover ceremony, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the college must use the funds not only to … [Read more...]

Auction to boost Bright Start

Wines from South Africa’s leading estates will feature in an auction on Thursday 10 April at Deli Delish, Hout Bay’s popular home-from-home eatery, with proceeds going to the Bright Start education support programme. Situated in a 120-year-old farmhouse, Deli Delish provides the perfect setting for this auction of … [Read more...]

HRDC pledges support for small business

The Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) has pledged its support for small business and quality education to help the country meet its development goals. The council on Wednesday held its 14th meeting, which was chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. The multi-tiered stakeholder advisory body, established … [Read more...]

Young People Want To Be Engineers

There has been a sharp rise in the number of young people considering a career in engineering, Vince Cable announced this week. A BIS-commissioned survey has found that the number of 11-14 year olds thinking about working in engineering has … Continue reading →Young People Want To Be Engineers is a post … [Read more...]

Highest pass rate in 20 years

The national pass rate for the 2013 National Senior Certificate has increased by 4.3% to 78.2%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday night. The figure is the highest since 1994. Announcing the highlights of the Class of 2013 matric results at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, Motshekga … [Read more...]

Gauteng Education unveils new schools

The opening of a new secondary school in Palm Ridge, east of Johannesburg, will ease overcrowding in classrooms and resolve transport problems for learners who had to travel too far away areas to get an education. Gauteng Education unveils 17 new schools As the little ones made their emotional first appearance at … [Read more...]

Shackleton Lounge Opened by Innovation Academy

The Shackleton Lounge a new purpose-built innovation space was opened by the Innovation Academy, UCD on Friday.    Located in the O’Brien Centre for Science at the heart of the Belfield campus, the new innovation space will act as a catalyst for innovation and will be the home of students of Innovation, … [Read more...]

Learners benefit from wellness mobile units

The Departments of Health and Education in the Western Cape have launched a Wellness Mobile Service, which will see a fleet of five mobile units visiting schools across the province to screen Grade R and Grade 1 learners. The mobile units will increase access to health care services of learners in schools, particularly … [Read more...]

School nutrition programme false

Durban – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Senzo Mchunu, has rejected as “false” media reports suggesting that the School Nutrition Programme would discontinue as a result of a court action by certain service providers. The MEC’s spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi told SAnews that some 81 service providers took the Department … [Read more...]

Zululand Univ receives educational display

Pretoria – The Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with BMW South Africa, has donated a BMW 3 series educational display vehicle to the University of Zululand’s Science Centre in Richards Bay. Science and Technology Deputy Minister Michael Masutha handed over the third educational display car on … [Read more...]