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Umalusi raises alarm over proliferation of bogus online schools

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 19:08

Umalusi is concerned about the mushrooming of bogus online schools, as well as the increase in the reported cases of fake certificates being sold to unsuspecting members of the public. Umalusi is responsible for setting and monitoring standards for general and further education and training in South Africa. It is also responsible for the certification […]

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AVBOB’s Road to Literacy campaign empowers rural school

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 28-07-23 16:18

With every turn of a page there is a universe of possibilities, waiting to be explored by a reader. This is according to Shane Liebenberg, a librarian at the Hantam Community Education Trust (HCET) in the rural Great Karoo, Northern Cape. ALSO READ: Rural South African woman turns to recycling to support family The HCET runs an early […]

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NSFAS: Public Protector asked to investigate awarding of contracts

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 20-07-23 14:44

The introduction of a new direct payment system by the National Financial Aid Scheme(NSFAS) has not been recieved well by students, institutions NGO’s alike. Stellenbosch University SRC has written to the Public Protector to look into the awarding of the contracts by NSFAS to the different service providers. NSFAS has appointed eZaga, Coinvest, Tenetech and […]

Why students are protesting against NSFAS

WATCH: Why students are protesting against NSFAS

By Fazila Olla 19-07-23 10:47

University students across the country are protesting. They claim they have not been paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). This video explains what led to the protests. Published originally on GroundUp | By Adel Van Niekerk

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Study in Ireland: Applications for Kader Asmal Fellowship scholarship now open

By Fazila Olla 11-07-23 21:27

The Government of Ireland has invited South Africans interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Ireland to apply for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme to study at Ireland’s world-renowned higher education institutions. The Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme is a flagship programme of the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa offered to South African students. The […]

Anna Machaka empowers children’s financial literacy

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 05-07-23 14:18

When it was time for story reading in her Grade 3 class Anna Machaka (24), always wondered if authors were real-life people who sit and write books That was when the dream of being an author of children’s books started. ALSO READ: Reading literacy: steps to address literacy crisis in South Africa “I always imagined children reading […]

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School calendar: When will the June-July school holidays end?

By Garrin Lambley 05-07-23 13:09

Government school learners in South Africa are currently enjoying their June-July holidays which started on Friday, 23 June. How Lucky can you get? Bet on Lucky Numbers with payouts up to R15 Million! In a change from previous years, all schools – both inland and at the coast – broke up for the holidays on the same day. […]

South Africa's top universities in 2024

UCT encouraged not to host anti-gay professor

By Fazila Olla 05-07-23 11:34

While other universities have celebrated Pride month, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is preparing to host the proudly homophobic Kenyan Professor Patrick Lumumba, who is scheduled to deliver a public lecture on 24 July as part of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) tenth anniversary celebrations. An advocate, academic and self-styled restorer of African pride, […]

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The man who fought two struggles at once – Simon Nkoli

By 29-06-23 17:51

With International Pride Month drawing to a close, we are able to proudly look around at all the celebrations that have, and still are, taking place, and agree that South Africa has progressed immensely with regards to the LGBTQI+ community. This all started due to one gay black man, who fought two struggles at once. […]

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Five reasons to study abroad in Germany

By Sable International 27-06-23 12:17

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience and Germany is quickly becoming one of the top destinations for international students. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top reasons why studying abroad in Germany should be on your radar. From world-class universities to a rich cultural heritage and cost effective tuition fees, there are […]

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UNISA celebrates 150 years

By Nokwanda Ncwane 26-06-23 15:47

Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has hailed the University of South Africa (UNISA) as the mother of the country’s university system as it celebrates 150 years of existence. Nzimande said this as various stakeholders celebrated the milestone on Monday, 26 June. UNISA CELEBRATES 150 YEARS In an interview with Newzroom Afrika Nzimande said UNISA has played […]

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US educators to assist Free State teachers in math and science

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 26-06-23 14:27

Nine teachers from the United States have come to assist teacher’s in the Free State in math and science. The educators from Teachers Across Borders Southern Africa will be conducting workshops with teachers who teach grades 7, 8 and 9 throughout the winter school holidays. ALSO READ: Bogus ‘teacher’ applying for SACE arrested with fake qualification […]

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Thousands of Grade 12 learners are attending winter school

By Aphiwe Ngwenya 26-06-23 12:19

While majority of learners the first day of their school holidays, matriculants around the country, begin their winter school program in order to prepare them for their final school exams at the end of the year. WINTER SCHOOL GETS UNDERWAY IN KZN In KwaZulu-Natal, the Mercury has reported that almost 100 000 learners will be taking part […]

Is ultra-processed bread bad for you?

Is ultra-processed bread bad for you?

By Fazila Olla 26-06-23 11:59

Humans have been eating bread in some form for centuries. But modern bread is a far cry from the bread of the past. In its sliced bread form, it often contains so many more ingredients than the kind our ancestors were eating that it is now widely considered an ultra-processed food. But, this doesn’t necessarily […]

a study identifies where South African kids go off track

GDE extends THESE online admissions application deadlines

By Corné van Zyl 22-06-23 20:18

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has extended the closing date for the 2024 Online School Admissions application period for Grade 1 and Grade 8 to July 21. THE GDE EXTENDED THESE ONLINE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS DEADLINES According to the GDE’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona, the application period was initially scheduled to close on July 14, […]

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How do allergy-detection service dogs work?

By Lisa Greyson 21-06-23 14:21

Allergies can be bothersome and cause discomfort. So thank God for the allergy-detection service dog! Some people experience allergies that can range from minor inconveniences to severe symptoms. Among allergic reactions, food allergies are the most dangerous, and they can sometimes occur suddenly and rapidly. That’s where allergy-detection service dogs come in, to make your world a […]

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