School infrastructure spending cuts looming

The finance minister’s mid-term budget is likely to see spending slashed across the board, despite the Sanitation Appropriate for Education project

MPs unimpressed with National Skills Fund’s qualified audit

The fund was also called out for underspending by R1.5bn in the 2018/2019 financiale year

WATCH: Grade 9 exit plan: a good idea for SA’s economy?

Business Day TV speaks to a panel of experts about the government's Grade 9 plan

Court rules in favour of English language policy at Stellenbosch

The Constitutional Court finds the policy equitable for ‘black students who are not conversant in Afrikaans’, but Gelyke Kanse disagrees

Keep campuses safe, but don’t turn them into prisons, says Nzimande

There is a fine line between keeping universities safe and turning them into prisons, says minister Blade Nzimande.

New Wits Business School master’s course unlocks the power of innovation

SPONSORED | Applications are open for the Master of Management in Innovation Studies at Wits Business School

Angie Motshekga calls for more research to stop boys becoming violent

About 11% of pupils say they experienced some form of violence, corporal punishment or verbal abuse in 2016, down from 18% in 2009

NSFAS defends cash for books, citing financial freedom

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme says students asked for the new system, claiming booksellers and merchants were exploiting them

The NSFAS cash for textbooks decision is ‘profoundly negative’

There is evidence that the move has led to a drastic fall in the purchase of needed textbooks, leading to a poor academic outcome

Should books be shelved? Register to join the big library debate

SPONSORED | Join UJ’s Cloudebate on Sept 18 to be part of a debate about role of libraries in the internet age

Eastern Cape ECD centres face onslaught from provincial government

Delays in salary payments force early childhood development centres to close

Huawei SA donates R2m to benefit nine deserving Wits postgraduates in ICT

SPONSORED | Huawei kicks off its Mandela Month programme by awarding bursaries to Wits students

Government reviews funding model for school infrastructure

The basic education department is discussing  financing options so that at least 606 schools will be provided with sanitation by the end of the 2019/2020 ...

Ministerial committee on tech revolution to work closely with presidency

The presidential commission is expected to identify relevant policies and strategies to position SA as a competitive global player during the fourth industrial ...

Naledi Pandor appoints task team on fourth industrial revolution

Rapid innovation is expected to disrupt just about every sector

Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.