Education

State must accommodate learners with special-education needs during lockdown

The department of basic education is providing online resources for learners during the lockdown. But, once again, children with special-education needs are left out

UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

How to assess our schools’ eReadiness

An easy-to-download app has been developed to assess and evaluate the information and communications technology (ICT) or e-readiness of all government schools in South Africa.

How we should boost TVET colleges

A lack of policy coherence, course differentiation, and institutional capacity hinders these institutions

‘Suspend June school holidays’

Schools were supposed to open on April 14, but with the lockdown only ending on April 16, they will remain closed

Online learning will unfortunately not benefit everyone

Online interventions are most likely going to benefit the middle class and the rich and children from working-class families will lose out

Coronapp is a new online platform for accessing accurate information about Covid-19

Coronapp, which was built by two UCT alumni over a weekend, is an attempt to combat misinformation about the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa

Plan in place to recover ‘lost’ school days

Autumn matric camps cancelled as the actions of some provinces accused of being ‘tantamount to treason’ for wanting to keep them open

Use African languages to promote learning

The use of English in lectures can alienate and silence students because they feel inadequate

World Read Aloud Day breaks a record

Having celebrated the day for the past seven years, Nal’ibali has seen the number of children reached each year increase exponentially

Some varsities are out of touch with students’ reality

On Tuesday Nzimande announced the closure of all higher education institutions as of Wednesday until April 15

Higher-education institutions around Africa close as the world combats Covid-19

Several countries, including Kenya and Senegal, have ordered their tertiary education institutions to shut down in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus

Learning in the time of Covid-19

WIth classes being cancelled due to the outbreak of the virus, the academic enterprise can be salvaged through the use of technology

We must equip graduates to excel in tasks that are beyond the scope of AI

With artificial intelligence taking over background tasks in the financial services sector, graduates need to be equipped with modern skills and mindsets to complement the machines and maximise benefits for consumers and the economy

Close the education gap by helping employees get their matric

In a changing work environment and poor economic climate, the minimum requirement is a national senior certificate or similar

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

We must fight for Fort Hare’s unique project

Political calls for the vice-chancellor to resign misunderstand the mandate of a university

Students, your violence destroyed a man’s livelihood

While life goes on for the students at UniZulu, may they spare a thought for Ndumiso Ntsele whose only sin was to try to make an honest living in tough economic times

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders