Maths and science education in SA is dire – but it’s not as bad as the World Economic Forum’s data suggests.
The department says the report's research was not based on tests or assessments by pupils, but on interviews with business executives.
President Goodluck Jonathan says the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram will mark a turning point in the battle against "terror" in the country.
Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Abuja in May, the event's Nigerian hosts says a large security operation is under way following a bomb blast.
Ministers Yunus Carrim and Rob Davies and Goldman Sachs’s Colin Coleman spoke to us from Davos on the WEF's relevance, perceptions of SA, and more.
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Anger towards unions is misplaced. Blame the strikes on the ANC's abandonment of the left.
SA has ranked 53rd out of 148 countries surveyed on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitive Index.
Tax-base erosion and profit-shifting by multinational corporations pose risks for SA, the African continent and many countries around the world.
South Africa has positioned itself as the voice of African interests, when talking to just about anybody on the global stage in Brics and G20.
Africa's soaring economic growth "should not lead to hubris", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told delegates at the World Economic Forum.
Africa's potential to contribute more to the global economy is increasingly being recognised around the world, Pravin Gordhan has said.
As participants gather for this year's World Economic Forum on Africa many will be asking how best to seize the opportunity of the continent's boom.
One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) investment movement has been launched ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
Chairperson sees shortage of skills and capacity in African states, but investors are 'equally deficient'.
By agreeing to buy more of Nigeria's oil, South Africa has in effect restored some warmth to the frosty relations between the two countries.
South Africa has ranked its maths and science education has second last in the world, ahead of Yemen, according to a World Economic Forum report.
The government's delays in improving broadband internet access have a negative impact on SA's economy, rankings by the World Economic Forum has shown.
Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, for the World Economic Forum, a mere 17% are women.