National Assembly passes controversial schools bill

The move paves the way for the ANC government to tighten oversight of SA’s public schools

Dilapidated classrooms, underqualified teachers: AG sounds alarm on SA public schools

Researchers examine provision of early childhood development, national school nutrition programme and learner transport

Angie Motshekga praises SA’s beleaguered teachers, promises more resources

Basic education minister says effort is under way to deliver school infrastructure as the world marks World Teachers’ Day on Thursday

Funding early childhood growth gives best return, says Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

Teacher retirements set to hit the basic education sector present a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to flood the system with new, better-trained teachers

SA’s Right to Read push amid literacy crisis

While new regulations aim to tackle an 81% illiteracy rate among grade 4 learners, laws alone won't fix the education problem

DA proposes new funding model for higher education

In 2021, the cabinet asked higher education minister Blade Nzimande to come up with an alternative model, which he has yet to finalise

MPs press pause on Bela bill to study outstanding public submissions

Up to 9,500 emailed submissions have not been scrutinised by the team that analysed public input on the bill for parliament’s basic education committee

Academic incentives at the heart of Unisa’s malaise

A uniform subsidy for every published article, regardless of quality, encourages low-quality ‘paper mills’

Basic education committee agrees to closer scrutiny of submissions on bill

Chair bows to pressure from opposition MPs by vowing to make staff available to answer questions

Education bill sparks walkout by MPs

Report on Bela bill appears to have ignored thousands of public submissions

MPs poised to begin deliberations on controversial education bill

One proposal is to allow provinces to override school governing bodies’ language and admission policies

Over 20,000 Western Cape pupils had winter school lessons

Winter school classes were expanded to grades seven, eight and 10 in 2023 for the first time

Critics lose legal bid to scrap Western Cape collaboration schools

Judge rejects Equal Education and the SA Democratic Teachers Union’s argument that the system cnflicts with national legislation and the Constitution

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SA universities becoming sites of corruption, says Nzimande

Higher education minister says many councils at tertiary institutions lack experience

Millions of SA’s most vulnerable not getting early childhood education

Senior official says basic education department is working to increase funding for programmes

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