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Returning to the demand for free higher education, this fact of regressive transfer in its financing by the state is a compelling reason why there are so few international examples of free higher education. This applies particularly in low-and medium-income countries, of which South Africa is one. As a result ...
The Western Cape Education Department has confirmed it is investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct against a staff member of a Grassy Park school after photos were circulated on social media of the man in compromising positions with what appears to be a pupil or pupils. While the girls' faces ...

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) with the Department of Transport today briefed Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA) on progress made in the provision of learner transport. The development of the learner transport policy was a response to a realisation of a policy gap ...
South Africa's move to make higher education free for most students will lead to high dropout rates and create problems of capacity in the university sector, Thabo Mbeki, the country's former president, has warned. Mr Mbeki, who led the country from 1999 to 2008 and is now chancellor of the University of ...
South Africa's ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised. Government has responded with subsidy offers, but simply providing financial aid does not solve the crisis that South Africa faces. Compounding the issue is the fact that universities are ...
Hierarchy - the root of South Africa's education deficit ... She holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in educational science from the University of the Witwatersrand. ... With all these qualifications, one would expect the education System in South Africa to be one of the best, at least in Africa.
CAPE TOWN -- Reading this horrific account of mismanagement, lack of accountability and a blithe treading of water by the National Department of Basic Education, I'm reminded of what a frustrated National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi once told me. Unlike the inept Basic Education Minister ...
"Deaf learners in South Africa no longer need to feel like foreigners in their own land‚ and at last they can exercise their rights to be taught and assessed in their own language. "This may be a bigger step than many people realise‚ for in recognising SASL as a home language in our education system‚ the ...
Education is very expensive in South Africa. It costs a whopping R19,500 to R21,500 a year to attend an average government fee-paying school. Private schools charge anything between R50,000 and R500,000 per annum for one child. No wonder the likes of Curro and Advtech make so much money.
We allow the apparent complexity of the education crisis to paralyse us. But the truth is that education reform is relatively straightforward - even for severely under-performing systems like ours. Our problem is that getting to a working system will be tough - it will require us to be diligent, focused, relentless ...
South Africa's just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last - he was removed from the portfolio less than a week later) budget speech, Malusi Gigaba followed through on former president Jacob Zuma's ...
South Africa has announced Naledi Pandor as the new higher education minister in a cabinet reshuffle. The former minister of science and technology must now "extend fully subsidised free higher education to well over 90 percent of South African households", as announced by former president Jacob ...
Naledi Pandor has been appointed South Africa's new higher education minister in a Cabinet reshuffle. The former minister of science and technology has been tasked with stabilising higher education after former president Jacob Zuma's surprise announcement in December that the government would ...
In his maiden budget speech Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that an additional R57-billion over the next three years had been allocated to fund free education for students who come from poor or working-class families with a combined income of R350 000. This is on top of the R10-billion which ...
Poor education, health and safety are pushing people away from South Africa: index ... several key characteristics in common, they all share one major feature: they all have a well-developed educational system providing the social and collaboration skills needed for employability in today's labour market.
"Weak governance" is a popular scapegoat for the poor results achieved by South Africa's education system. ... of Kenya's historical overperformance, consider the 2007 results of standardised tests for sixth graders conducted by the Southern and East African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality.

Cape Town - The education of South Africa's youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's 2018 budget speech. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura, says that, while Budget 2018 gets an A for the commitment to fee-free higher ...
students plan march to Parliament over free tertiary education. South Africa; Tuesday 6 February 2018 - 6:08am. File: Some students are planning to march to Parliament on Tuesday to demand that President Jacob Zuma address them on the issue of free higher education. Photo: eNCA /Sthembiso Zulu. Cape Town ...
The Portfolio Committee on Basic education will tomorrow hold a roundtable discussion with Provincial Education Departments. Details are as follows: Date: 6 February 2018. Time: 9 am. Venue: Committee Room M314, Third Floor, Marks Building. Meanwhile, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry ...
Mostert is the founder and president of the Litoro Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to low-income students in South Africa. ... He said the foundation has received more than $100,000 in scholarship donations and pledges for education since its inception, largely through sponsorships by ...
Question marks remain over whether "free" higher education in South Africa will be successfully rolled out for the upcoming academic year, while there are still "deep concerns" about the long-term Sustainability of the new funding system, the head of Universities South Africa has warned. South Africa's ...
Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall movement emerged in 2015. These have been compounded by the political opportunism of President Jacob Zuma and his Advisors. In mid-December ...
FILE PHOTO: A student walks up steps in front of the University of Cape Town's Jameson Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, November 13, 2017. ... Johannesburg (Reuters) - South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce ...
The importance of intervention in the current status of early childhood education was recently highlighted by a literacy survey, which revealed that 80% of ... But we are committed to this campaign to focus attention on the cause and to ensure that the children of South Africa receive the educational and ...
South Africa's fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge the country into a deeper financial crisis if it isn't adjusted one way or another. Days after Zuma made his surprise announcement, Ramaphosa was elected ...
South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month's budget, finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma said last month the government would bankroll the tuition without ...
We should not prey on the anxiety of poor and working class young people whose only interest is to access free education. Let's all work together to achieve this and build a better South Africa. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of government Communication and ...
Readers should know that almost all of our education data shows that we are on an improvement trajectory. By NICKY ROBERTS. Every January we have a media frenzy on our matric results. journalists try to make sense of speeches, awards ceremonies and media briefings about the National Senior ...
The Departments of Higher education and Training and Treasury have passed the buck around while the EFF exploits the chaos, resulting in the injury of some applicants last week. Just this morning, chaos erupted at the Sunnyside campus of the University of South Africa, underscoring the need for the ...
Information about immigrants who are granted work permits simply must include data regarding these immigrants' levels of education, sectors of employment, and the occupations they practice. Without this critical information, how can South Africa even begin to audit its skilled population - both South ...
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 ...


 

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