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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…

Skills development


Minister of EducationLegislation to resolve organisational issues in skills development would be published shortly, education minister, Naledi Pandor, announced in Cape Town. The minister said at a media briefing that…

Ministerial committee to investigate racism in higher education


Minister of EducationA ministerial committee has been established to investigate racism in the public higher education sector. According to a proclamation by the minister of education in the Government Gazette,…

Trilogy of education bills legislates for NQF system


Portfolio Committee on EducationWith the introduction of the National Qualifications Framework Bill, the Higher Education Amendment Bill and the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill, the…