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Student hopefuls injured in stampede during Limpopo college registration
Student hopefuls injured in stampede during Limpopo college registration
Two student hopefuls have been hospitalised and several injured in a stampede at the Capricorn TVET college in Limpopo on Thursday morning.
All quiet at Wits as only a small number of walk-in hopefuls pitch up
All quiet at Wits as only a small number of walk-in hopefuls pitch up
Despite fears of massive queues of prospective students attempting to walk-in, universities around the country were surprisingly quiet.
Varsities scrap registration fees for NSFAS students, a few accept walk-in applicants
Varsities scrap registration fees for NSFAS students, a few accept walk-in applicants
Some universities are accepting students walking in to register and have scrapped registration fees after a Monday meeting between the...
Thousands seek last-minute places at universities and colleges
Thousands seek last-minute places at universities and colleges
The education department's Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online system was running full steam on Monday with thousands of prospective...
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Gauteng education department and school in court over additional placements
Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging will head to the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to try and overturn a Gauteng education department decision...
Trade Unions want urgent answers on how free education will work
Trade Unions want urgent answers on how free education will work
The country needs an urgent explanation on how free education for the poor and academically deserving, announced last month by President Jacob...
Gauteng education committee calls for fewer disruptions in 2018
Gauteng education committee calls for fewer disruptions in 2018
The chairperson of Gauteng's portfolio committee on education has urged parents to not disrupt schools in 2018, saying last year's countrywide...
UFS langauge policy led to racial tension
UFS langauge policy led to racial tension
The dual-medium language policy in use at the University of Free State (UFS) until 2016 resulted in racial segregation and caused racial tensions...
Big sacrifices and 
hard work pay off
Big sacrifices and 
hard work pay off
Mphoentle Piliso (17) worked at a local spaza shop during the school holidays and earned R300, which she used to buy the textbooks she was not...
Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate
Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate
The matric class of 2017 achieved a pass rate of 75.1%, which is up from 72.5% in 2016.
IEB class of 2017 shines as matric results are released
IEB class of 2017 shines as matric results are released
The pass rate for the Independent Examination Board (IEB) for the matric class of 2017 has increased from 98.67% in 2016 to 98.76%. The results...
Universities' body discourages walk-ins
Universities' body discourages walk-ins
With a few weeks to go before the start of the academic calendar at universities tempers are already flaring in the sector.
There is a very strong call on a need to re-look at the curriculum structure— Pandor
There is a very strong call on a need to re-look at the curriculum structure— Pandor
The 54th national conference of the ANC did not discuss how exactly the free education plan announced by President Jacob Zuma last Saturday would...
NSFAS follows Zuma’s new plan – but with caution
NSFAS follows Zuma’s new plan – but with caution
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will reopen applications for next year following the announcement by President Jacob Zuma on...

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