By: Emmanuel Iruobe   Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar recently announced the revival of free education in the south-eastern African Isles. This is a continuation of the five decade legacy which has greatly eased the financial burden incurred by parents in training their children. According to him, the government will meet the scrapped

Long queues for grade 1 and 8 spots

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  By: Ilse Fredericks   Cape Town – Pressure is mounting on schools with some parents, many of whom are enrolling their children late, queuing for places in mainly grades 1 and 8. The schools open on Wednesday. Teachers in some areas of Kraaifontein started the school year on Monday helping long queues of parents


  By: Busi Mchunu  GDE has been announced as the number one province in South Africa with a pass rate of 84, 7%. It has once again achieved the top national performance accolade. The event was hosted at Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus in Parktown Though the performance has declined by 2.3% from the  87% in

South Africa turns on digital classrooms

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By: SAinfo reporter   As South Africa’s inland schools opened this morning, seven schools in Gauteng walked into a new era of the digital classroom, which will connect them to a world of better educational opportunities. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, supported by Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, launched the new paperless

2014 NSC Announcement

Friday, 19 December 2014 posted by
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By: N. Sithole   The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga will on Monday 05 January 2015 release the 2014 NSC Examination Results, Live from the M1 Studio at the SABC in Auckland Park Johannesburg.   Format: Live broadcast (6pm) on SABC 1, SABC DSTV Channel 404, eNCA DSTV Channel 403 and   Link: DBE

90 Eastern Cape schools win R81-m payback

Friday, 19 December 2014 posted by

By: SAPA   JOHANNESBURG – The Grahamstown High Court on Wednesday ordered the education department to reimburse 90 Eastern Cape schools R81 million they had paid for teachers’ salaries out of their own pockets since 2011. The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) said the court also ordered the provincial department to fill vacancies and appoint 282 teachers

Names to be withheld from matric results

Friday, 12 December 2014 posted by

By: SAPA         Johannesburg – Matric results published in newspapers would only reflect the ID and exam numbers of pupils and not their names, the department of basic education said on Tuesday. The decision was made after a task team recommended that the practice of publishing individual names be reviewed, spokesperson Elijah

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  Please note that the KZN Department of Education has already informed   centres whether they have been cleared or blocked.   Centres were   also informed that those candidates whose results have been blocked have the   right to appeal.    Appeal process Candidates have been advised to do the appeal in writing.  The  

      Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation’s digital education project for Africa in the presence of the country’s minister of education, Serigne Mbaye Thiam. According to the operator, the project is expected to cover Senegal, Cameroun, Niger and Madagascar in its pilot phase. The company revealed that schools chosen for the

By:  Sapa Fears that Limpopo will again face a school textbook shortage have surfaced after an AG report on Thursday showed the provincial education department had failed to acquire half the books needed for the 2015 academic year. “The root causes are that non top-ups were made since the 2013 academic year, a lower rate