TikTok mom encourages mother-tongue learning for SA kids

Many parents are finding the videos on the language issue relatable

Inquiry lays bare ‘morally indefensible’ millions paid to vice-chancellors

Council for Higher Education report says pay is often not linked to performance amid lax financial oversight

Auditor-general gives NSFAS an F

Lack of credible records gets National Student Financial Aid Scheme an adverse audit finding

Budget cuts will jeopardise plans to fix SA’s literacy crisis, warns panel

Real government spending per learner is set to fall as Treasury grapples with a R37bn wage bill shortfall

UCT strike begins, support staff demand 7.5% pay rise

University’s largest union wants unified bargaining forum and action on bullying by academics

Western Cape learners slowly recovering from Covid disruption

Maths and literacy skills show signs of improvement especially in the foundation phase

High provincial pass rates may be at the expense of weaker learners, experts warn

A low throughput rate is concerning because it indicates pupils who are at risk of failing matric are being excluded, academic says

Questions linger as applications for new varsity loan scheme open

Universities are still to be told how to determine which students are eligible

State must fix SA’s reading crisis to stop school dropouts

NPO urges government to do more to help pupils recover from Covid-19 disruptions

IEB candidates of 2023 achieve 98.4% pass rate

Independent schools do better than they did in previous year

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Universities SA warns new student loan scheme poses risk to NSFAS

New loan scheme for ‘missing middle’ students could overwhelm already challenged NSFAS, sector’s key association for universities warns

Government lines up almost R4bn for ‘missing middle’ students

Blade Nzimande reveals first phase of extended student funding model and names acting chair of NSFAS

DA lays criminal charges against Blade Nzimande

The action follows a report by Outa which alleged service providers to NSFAS paid kickbacks to Nzimande and NSFAS chair Ernest Khosa

Blade Nzimande denies kickback allegations

Minister reacts to claims of corruption levelled against him and NSFAS chair Ernest Khosa by Outa