Funding gap at crowded colleges ‘set to widen’

In a developing economy, the technical skills offered by these colleges are critical to growth

Afrikaans-only schools waning, says minister

Language is a contentious issue in education, with some viewing Afrikaans schools and universities as discriminatory

Nzimande picks team to drive change at varsities

Ten-member committee set up to monitor progress at all public tertiary education institutions

Wits to develop land in bid to boost revenue

University will also lease two properties in central Johannesburg in a bid to stem a shortage in student accommodation

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to rebrand itself

The Eastern Cape-based NMMU plans to drop the ‘Metropolitan’ from its name to relaunch itself as a more international institution

Wits cuts operation budget to hire more workers

The university cut its budgets for professional and administration units 8% and for faculties 6%

Maths may be scrapped as promotion requirement

Move will probably raise more questions about the quality of SA’s education system

Nhlanhla Nene appointed temporary head of Wits Business School

The former finance minister is expected to serve in the position until the school’s next head is appointed, after which he will be a scholar in residence and ...

Stellenbosch University gets R195m from the late Dirk Ackermann

The endowment will create the DW Ackermann Bursary Fund for deserving students in electronics and electrical engineering

Basic Education probes link between religion ruling and hacking of its website

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says cyber experts were investigating a motive for the hack and its link to a ruling that schools may not promote ...

Schools cannot promote one religion, judge affirms

It is unconstitutional to run a single-religion public school as it infringes on the right of freedom of religion

Gauteng’s children must carry on learning in toxic asbestos-heavy schools

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department will be building 34 new schools over the medium term, but more schools need attention

State allocates R477m to pupils with disabilities

A court ruling forced the Department of Basic Education’s hand, says the director of Inclusive Education

SA teachers not qualified or teaching the wrong subjects

The subjects most affected are maths‚ the sciences and technology at all levels; DA wants to re-introduce teacher training colleges

Look to African models to fund higher education, says Harvard academic in SA

Harvard’s new Centre of African Studies in Rosebank aims to lower barriers to research for African and international scholars

TVET colleges to play part in economic transformation

Blade Nzimande says TVET colleges offer mid-level skills required to develop students who are employable, but are woefully under-funded

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