Wednesday, November 22, 2017

10 things you need to know about the tertiary education fees report

President Jacob Zuma on Monday released the long-awaited Heher Commission report. The commission was appointed to look into the feasibility of scrapping fees at higher...

Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education Manana ordered to pay R100,000 for assault

Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was sentenced in the Randburg Magistrate court on Monday. Manana was convicted of three counts of assault...

Manana fined R100‚000

Convicted former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana has been sentenced to pay a fine of R100‚000‚ or face 12 months in prison. He...

Zuma: Free education article a fabrication

President Jacob Zuma’s office has rubbished as “a fabrication” a Sunday Times article revealing that his plans to announce free education in his State...

Young scientists tackle South Africa’s water and energy challenges

THIS year the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists welcomed over 600 pupils to compete in the prestigious International Science Fair (ISF), with the hope...

EXCLUSIVE: Zuma’s free tertiary education shocker – thanks to 28-year-old future son-in-law’s plan

President Jacob Zuma is planning to make a shock announcement‚ introducing free education across the board through a controversial funding plan that flies in...

Happy entrepreneurs

THE kids at Happy Hours set up their own market stalls in the school hall on Friday morning, selling everything from crumpled Oreo biscuits...

Youngest pupils at El Shaddai show they have the right circus stuff

GRADUATION Day for the Youngest pupils at El Shaddai Christian Academy in their ESCA Circus; a concert, prize giving and graduation ceremony all wrapped...

Pupils and parents exhorted at El Shaddai prize giving

TOP achievers walked off the stage with armfuls of trophies at El Shaddai Christian Academy’s prize giving for its high school pupils last Friday...

Port Alfred Primêre Skool debutante ball shines through the community

It was a night to remember, seeing pupils from Port Alfred Primêre Skool dressed up for their first debutante ball last night. The school fundraiser...

Coega project records impressive results in EC schools programme

THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that it has seen the successful completion of well over 97% of school projects allocated to it by...

School governing bodies outraged over plan to strip them of powers

The Basic Education Department is ready to squash nearly all powers of school governing bodies if it can push through proposed amendments to the...
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A song of praise at El Shaddai prize giving

The El Shaddai Christian Academy singing group at the school's prize giving for its high school pupils on the evening of Friday October 20. https://youtu.be/claR8I5Ku-c
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Smooth sounds of St Andrew’s and DSG orchestra

The melodious sounds of the mixed St Andrew's College and DSG wind and brass orchestra were among the diverse line-up of music for the...
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Steel drum harmonies delight the crowds

The wonderfully talented players of the Graeme College steel drum band were among the music groups that entertained and delighted the audience at the...

St Andrew’s Prep rowing medalist makes Prep history

TASTE OF VICTORY: Another St Andrew's Prep pupil, Oliver McKay in Grade 7, has made Prep history by winning the under 15C Single Scull...

Teachers warn of national strike

The South African Democratic Teachers Union has given the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training seven days to...

Safety at schools must be restored‚ says Parliament

Parliament’s Select Committee on Education and Recreation says safety in the school environment must be restored‚ saying the alarming cases of sexual assault and...

Happy 37th Birthday Happy Hours Pre-Primary!

 “Please and thank you”, are magic words said local magician Neville Williamson as he entertained the Grade R’s at Happy Hours Pre-Primary celebrating the...

Fort Hare students end boycott after chaotic two weeks

Management commits to fixing electricity, internet and water problems Students at the University of Fort Hare returned to class on Tuesday. This followed two weeks...

‘We must hang our heads in shame‚’ says Lesufi after latest paedophile revelation

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the security guard accused of molesting 83 learners at a Soweto school was vetted. “He was indeed vetted. The...

Kenton’s own #Imaginekidz

AT only 17 years old, Andrea Groenewald has a clear idea of what she wants to do after matric, and that is to steer...

No soft landing at Chappys Cushion

SOME of the visitors to the National Agricultural Youth Show, held in Bathurst, had a bad experience when checking-in at Chappys Cushion recently, complaining...

St Andrew’s on the basketball court

ST ANDREW’S College took part in the Kearsney Basketball Tournament from Friday September 29 to Monday October 2. The school reported that the basketball festival...

From pranks to glory

EXECUTIVE director of the Independent Quality Assurance Agency and educator, Michael Hosty, was not the perfect student when he was at school, but was...

Pat Keeton Garden re-dedicated at Diocesan School for Girls

TODAY, October 9, DSG welcomed Maureen Norton, her son and daughter-in-law, Gavin and Margie Keeton and grandson, Andrew, for the re-dedication of the garden...

St Andrew’s air rifle shooters get excellent results at competition

THE St Andrew’s College shooting team participated in the South African National Air rifle Shooting Competition in Douglas last weekend. The team of three, left...

Junior cooks do the rounds in the kitchen

Aspiring chefs from across the Eastern Cape gathered for some serious fun and exciting cooking at the SPAR Junior Cook competition, which took place...

A whole lotta fun in Kenton for #Imaginekidz

THE Kenton Town Hall reverberated with the sound of children having a wonderful time on Friday, singing, dancing, games and lots of stories were...

Education department’s ‘accelerated’ school infrastructure programme hardly moves

620 schools left without electricity, 270 without water, 256 without sanitation in the financial year the department planned to provide them Not a single school...