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A humble helping hand in the NSA

'Ultimately, we're stronger when we have one common vision'

Excellence in Teaching Physical Science (FET)

'There’s nothing as fulfilling as helping learners attain the academic goals that they’d never even thought of attempting'

Exploring FETs and TVETs as viable alternatives

Your chances of finding or creating work are increased

Blade looks to university campuses to house community-based colleges

Blade Nzimande is working towards creating community-based colleges, but South Africans shouldn’t expect fresh buildings to house those institutions.

How can we meet our skills needs if we don’t know what they are?

The state’s ‘scarcity list’ is misleading, its analysis faulty and its data selective and in parts wrong.

Blade defends colleges against complaints from private sector

Blade Nzimande has defended public technical colleges, saying that the private sector needs to ensure colleges are offering what they need.

FET colleges get an F for audits

Principals have been given a year to fix their severely flawed administrative systems.

College students still waiting on their living allowances

Infighting in the FoodBev Seta has prevented the payment of stipends, amid claims the training authority is refusing to honour its contracts.

Westcol Student: ‘I’d study anywhere except here’

The plight of a Limpopo technical college is no exception, experts say "many are unable to cope".

Rural colleges need private boost

Revamping vocational training will achieve little in rural areas unless it is linked to job creation.

Blade launches white paper to meet needs of ‘neets’

Blade Nzimande hopes his white paper on post-school education and training will help millions of young people "out of the doldrums of poverty".

Limpopo officials warn matrics of bogus FET colleges

The Limpopo education department has urged matriculants to ensure the institutions where they want to study are registered.

Turning around the FET colleges

Recently reported problems with the issuing of certificates are being sorted out.

Blade leaves FET graduates in lurch

Angry students say the higher education department's failure to issue qualification certificates is blighting their futures.

Leaks and delayed results mar FET sector

The leaking of exam papers is a perennial problem in the FET sector, causing severe financial and academic problems.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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