Bongani is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
Now the department is running at an inadequate capacity and is unable to perform all its functions.
The education department believes that if the country’s skills base is to expand, college graduates should be given credit for their diplomas.
Mpumalanga has replaced 14 substandard rural schools with two state-of-the-art institutions.
As the 2014 matric examinations approach, education quality council Umalusi has said it is 'satisfied' with the quality of exam paper markers.
Storm of opposition greets the government’s plan of ?‘one book per subject, per grade, per language’.
Ways to create cheaper learning materials are being probed, but there are stumbling blocks.
President Jacob Zuma has appealed to leaders within the alliance to put their differences aside to ensure it continues to be a leader in society.
The teachers union snubbing Zwelinzima Vavi in favour of S'dumo Dlamini as a speaker at its congress suggests the ANC has failed to reunite Cosatu.
Theuns Eloff has expressed shock at Blade Nzimande blasting him in the press and the education minister branding NWU an "apartheid institution".
The NWU institutional model seems to foster an environment that appears to be for white Afrikaners on the Potchefstroom campus, says Blade Nzimande.