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Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA

Investing in education across the continent is becoming vital

Race and class still define our schools

The education system continues to entrench elite advantage while the poor stay stuck on lower tiers.

Protesting TUT students clash with security guards

Student protests continued after NSFAS announced it did not have sufficient funds to assist all qualifying students at South Africa’s universities.

Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students

Wits University’s SRC leader says the state has an obligation to see that the country’s best minds have the opportunity to study.

Budget: We have heard your pleas, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's final Budget speech before elections in May is a masterplan to please the masses.

KZN Education Department launches Subject Advisory Committees

A new initiative byt the KZN education department aims to improve matric results and foster teacher growth.

Major boost for distance learning

Projected student numbers for the future demand a rethink of the traditional teaching model of universities, writes Victoria John.

Battle for books rages in the courts

Litigation is increasingly being used to force the government to provide the basics needed in schools, writes Victoria John

The pricey problem of varsity

Tertiary education is expensive and many who aspire to be students are forced to apply for study loans, such as those offered by banks.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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