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Returning to the demand for free higher education, this fact of regressive transfer in its financing by the state is a compelling reason why there are so few international examples of free higher education. This applies particularly in low-and medium-income countries, of which South Africa is one. As a result ...
The Western Cape Education Department has confirmed it is investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct against a staff member of a Grassy Park school after photos were circulated on social media of the man in compromising positions with what appears to be a pupil or pupils. While the girls' faces ...

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) with the Department of Transport today briefed Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations (SCOA) on progress made in the provision of learner transport. The development of the learner transport policy was a response to a realisation of a policy gap ...
South Africa's move to make higher education free for most students will lead to high dropout rates and create problems of capacity in the university sector, Thabo Mbeki, the country's former president, has warned. Mr Mbeki, who led the country from 1999 to 2008 and is now chancellor of the University of ...
South Africa's ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised. Government has responded with subsidy offers, but simply providing financial aid does not solve the crisis that South Africa faces. Compounding the issue is the fact that universities are ...
Hierarchy – the root of South Africa's education deficit ... She holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in educational science from the University of the Witwatersrand. ... With all these qualifications, one would expect the education System in South Africa to be one of the best, at least in Africa.

CAPE TOWN — Reading this horrific account of mismanagement, lack of accountability and a blithe treading of water by the National Department of Basic Education, I'm reminded of what a frustrated National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi once told me. Unlike the inept Basic Education Minister ...
"Deaf learners in South Africa no longer need to feel like foreigners in their own land‚ and at last they can exercise their rights to be taught and assessed in their own language. "This may be a bigger step than many people realise‚ for in recognising SASL as a home language in our education system‚ the ...
Education is very expensive in South Africa. It costs a whopping R19,500 to R21,500 a year to attend an average government fee-paying school. Private schools charge anything between R50,000 and R500,000 per annum for one child. No wonder the likes of Curro and Advtech make so much money.
We allow the apparent complexity of the education crisis to paralyse us. But the truth is that education reform is relatively straightforward - even for severely under-performing systems like ours. Our problem is that getting to a working system will be tough - it will require us to be diligent, focused, relentless ...

South Africa's just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last – he was removed from the portfolio less than a week later) budget speech, Malusi Gigaba followed through on former president Jacob Zuma's ...
South Africa has announced Naledi Pandor as the new higher education minister in a cabinet reshuffle. The former minister of science and technology must now “extend fully subsidised free higher education to well over 90 percent of South African households”, as announced by former president Jacob ...
Naledi Pandor has been appointed South Africa's new higher education minister in a Cabinet reshuffle. The former minister of science and technology has been tasked with stabilising higher education after former president Jacob Zuma's surprise announcement in December that the government would ...
In his maiden budget speech Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that an additional R57-billion over the next three years had been allocated to fund free education for students who come from poor or working-class families with a combined income of R350 000. This is on top of the R10-billion which ...
Poor education, health and safety are pushing people away from South Africa: index ... several key characteristics in common, they all share one major feature: they all have a well-developed educational system providing the social and collaboration skills needed for employability in today's labour market.
“Weak governance” is a popular scapegoat for the poor results achieved by South Africa's education system. ... of Kenya's historical overperformance, consider the 2007 results of standardised tests for sixth graders conducted by the Southern and East African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality.
Cape Town - The education of South Africa's youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's 2018 budget speech. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura, says that, while Budget 2018 gets an A for the commitment to fee-free higher ...


 

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