Gauteng barely escapes matric exams disaster

Introduction of new system and evacuation of buildings delay appointment of paper markers

Implementing agencies for Eastern Cape school infrastructure projects woefully slow

The appointed agencies, which get a percentage of the cost of each project, lack oversight and are each undertaking far too many projects

Top EU official urges SA education system to focus on skills

Sustainable growth may remain a fanciful hope unless the gap is targeted, international co-operation and development boss tells SA-Italy summit

Unions pan council’s plan to reregister teachers

Organised labour wants the focus to be on removing people who are unfit to teach, such as those found guilty of misconduct

Medium-term budget makes commitment to improve school infrastructure

The Treasury said the most urgent priority was to eradicate pit latrines in schools, so an extra R800m has been added to the 2018-2019 adjustment budget

Plans to re-register teachers hit union resistance, MPs told

The South African Council for Educators effectively give teachers a certificate for life  — but plans to change this

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Joburg’s burnt building crisis could ‘affect matric exams’

Gauteng education department employees warn that logistical problems may lead to  disruptions of matric exams

India lends helping hand to TVET college

India will open a centre for artisan skills at a TVET college in a pilot project that could end with a similar venture in every province

Basic education moving at a snail’s pace in meeting school targets

Just 29 schools out of 257 were provided with sanitation; 43 out of 344 got water; and 134 out of 620 got electricity during the period under review.

UCT the only African university to make the world's top 200

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 put UCT at 156th in the world‚ an improvement from its previous position of 171

Zimbabwean teachers in the Western Cape unpaid for months

The province's education department is accused of dragging its feet in verifying Zimbabwe exemption permits

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Nsfas gets qualified audit for irregular spend relating to student loan agreements

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu says Nsfas did not have adequate controls regarding records of disbursements above amounts stipulated in loans and bursaries

ANC Youth League wants TUT to resume academic activities as exams approach

The university suspend academic activities on Monday, until further notice, due to ongoing violence — which the ANC Youth League condemns

Some Eastern Cape schools have more than 100 pupils in a room

The Legal Resources Centre says ‘overcrowded classrooms undermine children’s right to a basic education’

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