Free State makes strides in job creation

Free State Premier Ace Magashule says the province’s job creation prospects are looking up, with 51 020 work opportunities created as at the end of January this year through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). “55% of the job opportunities were created for youth, 63% for women and 0.6% for people with … [Read more...]

Learners to celebrate Safer Internet Day

Learners from 10 schools in Gauteng will join hundreds of organisations to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) on 10 February. The day will coincide with the launch of the Film and Publication Board’s Back-2-School campaign. Learners and Safer Internet Day The campaign will be in partnership with the Gauteng Department … [Read more...]

Education on the right track

Pretoria – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is confident that the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) is a game changer that has put the country’s education system on the right track. Education on the right track, says Minister “When I was appointed in 2009, the first thing I wished … [Read more...]

Education key to economic freedom

Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on young people to be educated and to be innovative in order to achieve economic freedom in their lifetime. Speaking at a youth dialogue hosted by the South African Youth Council – an umbrella body for all youth organisations in South Africa – in Mfuleni near … [Read more...]

Africa’s biggest Asset is its Game

Orna Non-Conformist Conservation Activist – Big 5 You have to take action to make a difference. The key to successful campaigning, is taking action and longevity. Anybody can do an expose’ and it goes away & everyone ‘thinks’ it’s cured. The important thing is to keep it out there in … [Read more...]

Commission to probe KZN education department

Education KZN – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has welcomed the appointment of a commission of enquiry into the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department’s fiscal management and procurement procedures. This after the provincial department received qualified audits for three consecutive years, with the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]