Angie Motshekga must deliver on promise to get funds for scholar transport

In 2016-17, the basic education department underspent its scholar transport budget by more than R600m, and 556,294 pupils will need scholar transport in 2017-18

Business to step up to challenge at cash-strapped colleges

The higher education department, labour unions and the business community commit to resuscitating TVET colleges

Higher education irregular spending worries auditor-general

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu lashes the department for substantial liabilities — which spiked in 2017

Subsidies for academic papers could be withdrawn in ‘predatory publishing’ probe

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says his department is investigating claims, and where articles do not meet requirements, the R100,000 subsidies will ...

Call for urgent reopening of colleges for teachers

Public education has a severe shortage of teachers, with one teacher to about 30 pupils

Financial aid body warns of student funding disaster

Financial Aid Practitioners of SA warns of more protests as student funding payments fail to keep up

Focus on technology: Education’s future in spotlight

Technology needs to be coupled with an adapted curriculum, political will and trained teachers, say panelists at Decolonised 21st Century Education Conference

UJ’s Roy Marcus resigns as chair of council after claims of embezzlement

It has been reported that he and deputy vice-chancellor Jaco Van Schoor had used UJ firms to personally benefit from contracts for the installation of solar ...

SA’s education system is hobbling innovation and stifling growth

Despite strengths and research capacity in SA’s top universities, the level of students enrolling in science, engineering and technology subjects is ...

Student funds boss ‘out to build trust’

New system intended to curb fraud and corruption

Cosatu strike affects schooling with pupils and teachers staying at home

Few pupils or teachers were at schools on Wednesday due to the nation-wide strike, but some parents got texts notifying of the situation the night before

Education department targets 1,400 ‘unviable’ schools

Many of the 1,400 schools are deemed ‘small and unviable’

A classic Catch 22 for SA’s young graduates

They have the qualification (and the debt to prove it), but no job experience — and can’t get a job without the experience

NEWS ANALYSIS: Taxpayers pay the price for poor communication from SARS

‘If SARS can simply escape this obligation to give taxpayers an opportunity to be heard before having to pay, it makes a mockery of the supposed protections in ...

DA wants education deemed an essential service to prevent strikes

The ANC has also called for teaching to be declared an essential service, so limiting the right of teachers and principals to strike

Lack of qualified teachers scuppers efforts to improve quality of SA’s education

Schools struggle to fill thousands of vacancies, with Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga the worst affected provinces

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