"If these results were true, it would mean we have improved more in a single year than Colombia did in 12 years from 1995 to 2007," experts said.
The basic education department and Section27 are waiting on the release of a report into the Limpopo textbook debacle that has been raging for months.
Local jazz musician, Simphiwe Dana, has set up an alternative funding mechanism for black schools.
Soon after the loss of director general Mary Metcalfe, key aide Ranjeni Munusamy quits Blade Nzimande's department of higher education.
Higher education and training department Director General Mary Metcalfe is to leave the department.
"I want to declare now the end of the season of summits," said Blade Nzimande in his closing address on Friday to the skills summit in Gauteng.
Previous changes to the FET college system were often too hastily made, writes Mary Metcalfe.
It will be a long time before the PWV's new MEC for education can return to her first love -- teaching, reports Philippa Garson.
Mary Metcalfe, director general of higher education and training, read out this declaration at the end of last week's two-day summit in Cape Town.
Plans to grow vocational education may not be viable in reality. Primarashni Gower reports.
Mary Metcalfe, former Gauteng education minister, has been appointed director general in the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mary Metcalfe as Director General in Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande's department.
Classes at all the Tshwane University of Technology's campuses were suspended amid student protests on Tuesday, authorities said. "The decision was taken due to the prevailing atmosphere on campus and the potential for violent clashes between striking and non-striking students," vice-chancellor Errol Tyobeka said.