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Basic Education to Devise Plan to Boost Education System


Department of Basic EducationThe minister of basic education, Ms Angie Motshekga, has instructed her department to develop an education sector plan by March 2010. The minister revealed this during an…

SETAs Transferred to Higher Education and Training


Department of Higher Education and TrainingSector education and training authorities (SETAs) are to continue operating as normal despite being transferred from the labour department to higher education. The minister of…

Basic Education Provides Update on School Safety Measures


Department of Basic EducationThe department of basic education has reiterated that the creation of safe and caring schools was vital in the quest to produce academically and socially sound learners.…

Parliamentary Committees Formed Along Lines of New State Structures


National Assembly and National Council of ProvincesWith the ANC announcing its list of parliamentarians nominated as chairpersons of the various re-structured parliamentary committees and Parliament issuing a list of parliamentarians…

Higher Education and Training to Review Student Funding Scheme


Department of Higher Education and TrainingA ministerial committee within higher education and training has been appointed to consider ways to increase access to tertiary institutions by poor young South Africans.…

Education Annual Report Focuses on Improving Rural Schools System


Portfolio Committee on EducationGovernment was determined to improve standards of education within rural areas as a vehicle to contribute to poverty alleviation. The department of education has presented its annual…

President Motlanthe underlines role of education in development


The PresidentGovernment has stressed the important role that a vibrant education system plays in a developmental state helping to entrench democratic values and facilitate economic growth. President Kgalema Motlanthe delivered…