Ramaphosa: Education Is Key to Conquering Inequality

By SAPeople 13-05-18 21:57

President Cyril Ramaphosa says education remains the most effective tool in bridging the chasm of inequality in South Africa. “It is through education that we can realise the goal of a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society,” President Ramaphosa said. He was speaking at the graduation ceremony at the University of Mpumalanga in Mbombela on Saturday, […]

South African Student’s Elated Graduation Style Goes Viral

By SAPeople 18-04-18 17:51

A KwaZulu-Natal student, Chrysantha Palan, has become a social media star after she was captured on film strutting her stuff like a supermodel at the University of KZN graduation ceremony. Not only did she exude the sheer joy and pride of graduating, but Chrystantha even had esteemed UKZN chancellor, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, grinning at […]

British Teacher Wins $1-Million At Trevor Noah-Hosted Global Event in Dubai

By SAPeople 04-07-18 12:56

A British teacher won the much-contested $1-million Global Teacher Award at a ceremony in Dubai on Sunday. The star-studded event was hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah and attended by several celebrities, including South Africa’s Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, who gathered to honour the teaching profession. Thirty-nine year old Andria Zafirakou became the first […]

Goosebumps: Westville Girls High School’s Instrumental Performance

By SAPeople Contributor 16-03-18 11:53

Watch Westville Girls’ High School’s Griffin Girls’ instrumental performance of Despacito below. It’s goosebump stuff! The Griffin Girls comprise 11 girls between the ages of 14 and 17. They practice once a week, and last year won Gold at the South African Concert and Marching Band Association (SAMBA) national competition in Pretoria – winning Best […]

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R57 Billion Set Aside For Free Higher Education in South Africa

By SAPeople 21-02-18 15:39

Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher education and training, amounting to additional […]

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Whizz Kid Advises Current Matrics to Sacrifice for Their Studies

By SAPeople Contributor 21-02-18 12:47

Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) 2017 matriculant Esther Shuping had two secret weapons to ensure her success – her mother Puleng Shuping and the brilliant EMSS teachers, who helped her secure a clean sweep of straight As.  And although Esther begun her B. Pharmacy studies at Wits University earlier this month, she […]

New Changes to be Implemented in South Africa’s Education Sector

By Wendy Mothata 20-02-18 23:31

South African Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says that numerous changes will be implemented in the education sector, and that the “education system needs to prepare pupils for the fourth industrial revolution”. Speaking in parliament, Cape Town, during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, Motshekga stressed that new skills […]

WATCH South African School DF Malan’s Cheerleading Display at MTBS

By SAPeople 04-02-18 18:53

The annual MTBS competition is famous in South Africa for the cheerleading by the participating schools… and there’s no video that has been shared more than this one featuring DF Malan High School at the inter-schools athletics competition back in 2013. The next MTBS gathering is on 07 February 2018. Hoërskool DF Malan at the […]

W. Cape Schools Will Get 23 Million Litres of Water Daily If Day Zero Comes

By SAPeople 31-01-18 17:07

In the face of panic that schools will be forced to shut in the event of Day Zero, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has today reassured parents and principals that the provincial government will continue supplying water to schools in the drought-stricken province… although that means increased security will be necessary as the threat of […]


Soweto Learners Protest State’s Failure to Fix School

By SAPeople Contributor 23-01-18 01:08

“We love this school very much. It’s one of the best. But we are worried for our kids.” Hundreds of learners and parents from Kwadedangendlale High School demanded, on Friday morning, that Gauteng’s Education and Infrastructure Departments fix their school’s deteriorating infrastructure. There are currently about 1,300 learners at the school and 28 classrooms. On […]

South Africans Urged to Ignore Fringe Racists Who’ve Hijacked Protests. WATCH Locals Clean Up Protest Trash!

By SAPeople Contributor 20-01-18 00:08

Protests at the Hoerskool Overvaal in Gauteng, South Africa, have been hijacked by racial bigots both black and white, turning an important legal question into a racially divisive and violent confrontation, says Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane. He urged South Africans to pursue a reconciled SA and ignore the fringe racists who are dominating the […]

Police Vehicle Petrol-Bombed in Hoërskool Overvaal Protests

By SAPeople Contributor 19-01-18 19:07

Protests continued for a second day outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Thursday. Demonstrators persisted with their demand for the school to scrap its Afrikaans-only language policy which they claim is used to exclude black learners. Learners arriving for school in the morning had to walk pass heavily armed riot police who kept watch outside […]

In Photos: Protests and Violence at Afrikaans High School

By SAPeople 17-01-18 18:35

The first day of school for students at Hoërskool Overvaal was marked by protests and violence. The Afrikaans medium high school in Vereeniging has been in the spotlight after a court ruled that the school may refuse admission to 55 English-speaking learners. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department will appeal the judgment. Protesters […]

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Youth Agency Welcomes Zuma’s Response to Free Education – “Brighter Future”

By Wendy Mothata 06-02-18 13:19

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has recently congratulated the matric class of 2017 for their “outstanding” performance and encouraged them to apply for funding in various organisations.  NYDA National Spokesperson, Lerato Gambu said they are encouraged that the national pass rate is increasing. Gambu said the agency has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on […]

Opposition Disputes South African Matric Pass Rate of 75.1%

By SAPeople Contributor 05-01-18 14:23

The 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate is 75.1%, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening… although the Democratic Alliance (DA) says this is not a reflection of the true matric pass rate. The DA said: “While the pass rate of 75.1% may seem satisfactory, Minister Motshekga has not sufficiently […]

Wait Almost Over For South African Matric Results

By SAPeople Contributor 04-01-18 11:49

The wait for results is almost over for the Class of 2017 as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to announce the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination this evening. The Minister will release the national pass rate as well as figures for the provinces in a live broadcast at 6pm from […]

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Zuma Announces FREE Higher Education for South Africa’s Poor. DA Unimpressed.

By SAPeople 16-12-17 17:34

President Jacob Zuma has announced that government will introduce fully subsidised free higher education and training for poor and working class South African undergraduate students, starting in 2018 with students in their first year of study at public universities. This will be done in a phased-in approach over a period of five years, he said […]


Legendary South African Scientist Wins Excellence Award

By SAPeople Contributor 08-12-17 13:02

Professor of Science, Tebello Nyokong, is a legend. This week she became the first recipient of the Black Science, Technology & Engineering Professionals (BSTEP) Excellence Award. She was identified as a legend and honoured in the first ever Black Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) awards at the CSIR International Convention Centre. Prof Nyokong’s many accomplishments […]

ANC Responds to Shocking Reading Report Where SA Came LAST Out of 50 Countries

By SAPeople 07-12-17 16:51

The ANC Study Group on Basic Education says it “welcomes” the findings of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report… which reflects the VERY low levels of reading skills of South Africa’s Grade 4 learners. South Africa scored the lowest mark out of the 50 countries whose literacy levels were measured and […]

Rhodes University Votes To Keep Its Name

By SAPeople 07-12-17 11:38

Rhodes University has voted to keep its name at this point, despite complaints – and protests including the 2015 #FeesMustFall campaign – about the name’s association with colonialism and inequality. In a statement, issued Wednesday, the Rhodes University Council said the reasons were largely financial – rebranding the university around the world would cost a lot […]

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