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’s 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
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... 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
University of Johannesburg grabs AI spotlight in CNN feature
This week’s episode of “CNN Marketplace Africa” examines the potential impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) in South Africa and in particular, education. And in appears that the University of Johannesburg is making the right moves as it looks to become a leading educational AI hub in Africa, by incorporating AI... 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