VWSA supports primary school literacy programme
As part of its goal to promote literacy among learners under the age of 10 years, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invested R4 million towards training the educators responsible for teaching Eastern Cape learners to read.  VWSA has partnered with and invested in Funda Wande, a Grahamstown-based non-profit... Read more
Noupoort wind farm funds library for iKhwezi lokusa primary school
The Honourable Mayor Mzwandile Toto, of Umsobomvu Municipality, cut the ribbon to commemorate the opening of the Ikhwezi Lokusa Primary School Library, funded by Noupoort Wind Farm. “A school library is a fundamental resource for supporting students’ learning, a key support for teaching staff and is central to learning... Read more
Local scholarships opportunities for grade 12-learners
Learners from local high schools in Somerset East, Cookhouse, Bedford and Adelaide once again have the chance to apply for Cookhouse Wind Farm funded scholarships, which now offers scholarships to   Public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges, should learners wish to complete an occupational or skills development programme.... Read more
20 young storytellers become published authors with Growsmart
Once upon a time, 391 books were written by South African children from 220 schools in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape with the help of their teachers and Growsmart, an initiative of Growthpoint Properties and both provinces’ education departments. Their best books are so good that they are... Read more
Committee to oversee UniZulu until it is fully functional
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has committed to enhance its oversight responsibility on the University of Zululand’s KwaDlangezwa campus in eMpangeni, until the institution functions normally. The committed made the commitment following a meeting with the Council for Higher Education (CHE) on matters regarding the university.... Read more
New civil engineer graduates join SANRAL training academy
A new crop of civil engineering graduates joined the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd’s (SANRAL) Training Excellence Academy (TEA) in Port Elizabeth. Two of the seven candidates have already worked on-site on SANRAL projects in the Western and Northern Regions but will now spend time at the... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Gauteng Education condemns personal relations with learners
The Gauteng Department of Education has strongly condemned personal relations between educators and learners, as it goes against the principle of the profession. “The department has a zero-tolerance stance on allegations of sexual assault and strongly condemns any acts of sexual misconduct in schools. It is inappropriate for educators... Read more
Matric pass rate improves to 75.1%
The 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate is 75.1%, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening. “For the past seven years, we have noted that the NSC pass rate has consistently been above the 70% threshold. The Class of 2017 must be commended for... Read more
Lessons from the ground for better schools
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says schools must study the Schools that Work II report to learn new lessons from the ground that can improve education in South Africa. The Minister on Tuesday sat with basic education stakeholders at a roundtable discussion themed ‘Schools that Work II – Lessons... Read more