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President Jacob Zuma's free education plan has caused quite a bit of chaos since its announcement in December 2017, which has caused some confused around the costs of studying, who qualifies for free education, and when things will get implemented. Under the new plan, government intends to cover ...
Putting it bluntly, whites in South Africa have built sustainable systems and processes that we grudgingly enjoy today. They did this by allocating their ... Facilitating survival of the educational fittest will evolve black children as a demographic into the educational equals of the white. Nature uses merit ...

Access to tertiary education remains an emotive issue in South Africa since the end of apartheid rule more than two decades ago, with children from mainly poor black households struggling to access limited funding for tuition through programmes such as the NSFAS. In the wake of nationwide protests by ...
According to data from NPO The Love Trust, around half of all learners in South Africa never even sit a matric exam. ... Owen is particularly proud of how their educational set-up isn't limited to classroom walls, but invites social workers and therapists to help children deal with the inevitable psychological ...
A month earlier, President Jacob Zuma announced free higher education for students from 90% of South African households, ignoring the recommendations of his own Heher Commission into the ... In response, Universities South Africa issued a strong statement for students to follow due process.
Johannesburg - Universities South Africa (USAf) said on Wednesday that its 26 member universities have agreed to a more flexible approach for walk-in applications for the 2018 academic year. ... This came after President Jacob Zuma's controversial fee-free tertiary education announcement in December.

Red & Yellow, a well-known business and creative school in South Africa, believes it is pioneering its payment methods by allowing their student to enroll on a bankroll of bitcoin. There have been rumblings around universities and other tertiary education centers globally when it comes to Bitcoin and ...
In his book, I Write What I like, Steve Biko defines racism as "a discrimination by a group against another for purposes of subjugation or maintaining subjugation". I always argue that racism can't be a stand-alone word, racism should always have an adjective, such as white racism - much in the same ...
The education department's Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online system was running full steam on Monday with thousands of prospective students hoping to secure a last-minute place. "The numbers are showing that the students are using it," said Joel Ramatshape, director for the ...
While many candidates are celebrating their success in the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations, there are candidates who did not receive the results that they had hoped to achieve. A total of 7 477 candidates qualify to write the Supplementary examinations, presenting them with another ...
The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving, announced last month by President Jacob Zuma, will be implemented and paid for, two unions said on Monday. "It is critical for our institutions, students and our country that the implementation and ...
Cape Town - There's been confusion following EFF leader Julius Malema's recent statement on higher education. Malema declared 2018 the year of free education. However, President Jacob Zuma announced subsidies and grants for poor and working-class students. Universities South Africa CEO ...
Without beating about the bush, South Africa is in deep crisis and if we don't attempt to save ourselves from this crisis we'll end up asking ourselves endless questions. South Africa invests more than 15% of its financial budget in the Department of education. We spend more on public schools than Britain, ...
Pretoria - South Africa will still have a fee-based tertiary education system after government implements its new funding scheme, Universities South Africa (USAF) said. Speaking to News24, USAF CEO Ahmed Bawa explained the practicalities around how "free education" would be implemented following ...
Can SA afford fee-free education? If so, how? South Africa can afford free higher education for poor and working-class students. But importantly the feasibility of free higher education goes beyond affordability -- free education is something that should not be interpreted through a narrow budgetary lens.
The DA will today write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher education and Training, Ms Cornelia September, to request that the Committee urgently reconvene to be briefed by the Ministers of Higher Education and Training, finance and police on the plans to address the impending ...
The chairperson of Gauteng's portfolio committee on education has urged parents to not disrupt schools in 2018, saying last year's countrywide academic disruptions might have contributed to the province's failure to increase its pass rate. Joe Mpisi said disruptions, by parents and community members, ...

In addition to the confusion swirling around President Jacob Zuma's surprise commitment to providing free higher education for poor and working-class students, there are now fears of upheavals after the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) Student Command announced that it would lead a mass walk-in ...
The National youth Development Agency (NYDA) warned on Sunday that it will "viciously attack" those who continue to undermine and question the provision of free education in South Africa. At the same time‚ it cautioned against "populist and reckless calls by some opposition leaders that encourages ...
The SACP was also looking forward to the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) and the Progressive youth Alliance playing their role in "making education and success in education fashionable". "It is important to assist students with access. It is equally important to assist them with success.
DA deputy shadow minister of basic education, Nomsa Marchesi, has congratulated South Africa's matric class of 2017, but in the same breath, has criticised the results for not being a true reflection of the 'real' pass rate. "While the pass rate of 75.1% may seem satisfactory, basic education minister Angie ...
This was as confusion remained over how South Africa would fund the education, textbooks and accommodation of thousands of lower and working class first years heading to universities in upcoming weeks. On Thursday morning, EFF students Command president Peter Keetse threatened that, ...
South African president Jacob Zuma on Saturday promised free higher education for most students, hours before the start of an ANC party conference to choose his successor as party chief. Education fees have been one of the most contentious subjects during Zuma's presidency, with violent ...
"Similarly now, the EFF's ill-considered call for walk-in registrations evidences a failure to understand that placements at higher education institutions across South Africa have not increased - higher education institutions generally formulate their intake figures at least a year in advance in order to ensure ...
Changes to the post-school education and training system will be undertaken in a fiscally sustainable manner, says Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize. Briefing media in Pretoria on Thursday on the 2018 registration process at tertiary institutions, the Minister said this meant rolling out ...
On 28 November 2017, 58 learners from Mabece Junior Secondary school, went on a grade 9 fare well. The learners were accompanied by 12 adults, which included the principal. On arrival at Hluleka game reserve, they reported to the office, where all the learners were given verbal safety instructions.
Discovery Life has published key insights from a White Paper developed on current trends in education funding and protection in South Africa. From pre-school to finishing a first degree, the average family with two children will spend around R5 million (R2.5 million per child) on education in today's terms, ...
As the late Professor Neville Alexander noted in his book Thoughts on a New South Africa, the crisis in the South African education system is certainly not a new phenomenon and the state of racial inequity in schools is an aspect that cannot be overlooked. The centuries of colonialism and segregation ...
Johannesburg -- Professor Matthew Lester, from the Rhodes Business school in Grahamstown, in this video, provides a lecture on the role of education in a stressed South Africa. He also looks at the at the KUSASA early childhood development program in Franschhoek, Western Cape. Education is ...
Political deadlock over the future of South Africa's higher education funding system is pushing the country's universities to crisis point as institutions are unable to set fees or budgets for the coming year, experts have warned. As South Africa's academic year draws to a close, universities are facing tough ...
This is not to solely blame the teachers but to understand why education at its most basic level seems to be failing. South Africa has gone through radical curriculum changes and although they were all meant to better the educational standards, this has not necessarily been the case. Studies have shown ...
For South African students there was also a sense of a "model" for post-apartheid education. To this day, top universities send their marketing personnel to Zimbabwe to recruit talented students. Zimbabwean teachers in South Africa make a significant contribution to science and Mathematics achievement ...
"We drew attention to life-threatening situations in schools ... it is not good enough to say there is no budget." On Tuesday, the seventh day of ...
Considering an artistic career in South Africa means entering into an ... and researching art education initiatives such as Funda Art Centre in ...
They should apply to the education department for registration of a learner‚ ... is silent on cottage schools‚ the draft policy states that unregistered educational ... home education and cottage school movement in South Africa." ...
The EFF leader says while Zimbabwe had leadership problems, South Africa's political problems can still be solved through education.
You're invited to a Sowetan Dialogue on free higher education in SA ... So, can South Africa afford free higher education, now or in the future?
South Africa's strengths are in total expenditure on education (4th), ... availability of skilled labor (60th), capacity of the educational system to ...
A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa's universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two years ...
There are claims President Jacob Zuma may push through irresponsible proposals relating to higher education funding. Picture: Reuters.
Johannesburg - Higher education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize on Tuesday ... that South Africa cannot afford blanket free higher education.
Mkhize said according to Statistics South Africa, young South Africans ... "The ANCYL remains clear without doubt that free education is a must ...
Radio 702 | CEO of Universities South Africa Professor Ahmed Bawa says ... have access to higher education, irrespective of financial standing.
South Africa's government is considering a range of budget cuts that could include slashing social grants for the most vulnerable in order to pay ...
President Jacob Zuma will release the Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher education and Training in South Africa ...
The report, which President Jacob Zuma released at noon, concluded that free higher education was not a viable option for South Africa.
South Africa may never be able to make good on its liberation promise of free education for all. On Nov. 13, a commission appointed to ...
Offering free education could only be a short term gain for the ANC ahead of ... that the plan would shove South Africa into an economic crisis.
If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, ... is the fact that education and training is in need of a very serious overhaul.
President Jacob Zuma on Sunday denied media reports that he had intended to announce free tertiary education in his State of the Nation ...


 

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