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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…

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,…