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Crisis at TVET – 20 colleges shut down as students wait years for diplomas

‘Sheer incompetence’ and a lack of diligence appear to be holding up the certification process at TVET colleges.

15 TVET colleges shut down over unresolved issues with higher education department

Among the colleges that were forced to close are the Tshwane North and Tshwane South colleges.

Number of pupils awaiting placement in Gauteng schools reduced by 20 000

Those anxiously waiting to be placed at schools include 7 092 pupils whose parents applied online.

Four top UKZN academics face suspension, sending SRC and union into a tailspin

The University of KwaZulu-Natal issued the suspension notices over their racism and misconduct claims of which the vice-chancellor was cleared.

All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths

The age-old pitting of girls and boys against each other may need to be rethought because research shows it’s more than a battle of the sexes.

Treasury asked to fund learner influx

Gauteng and Western Cape schools are bulging at the seams as thousands of children from other provinces fight for places there

Angie takes drastic action

The basic education department will beef up its results by pushing through learners and testing the ability of aspirant principals

Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate

The majority of the schools are from KwaZulu-Natal, where 10 schools had no national senior certificate passes.

Matric results 2016: Bachelor’s passes for more than 150 000 pupils

More schools achieved a 100% pass rate in 2016 compared to 2015.

​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future

A new university fees scheme proposes a government and private sector partnership.

Angie has a plan but the piggy bank is empty

If you increase the number of schools then you must increase the resources and the number of officials.

​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future

The numbers are low so more needs to be done to support top performing maths pupils – even at private schools.

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