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A legislative review to make schooling compulsory for children between the ages of five and 15 years is on the cards.Briefing journalists ahead of her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament on Wednesday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said…Continue
Basic Education Minister Angie Motsekga has appointed a 14-member council for Umalusi.The council, which will serve until June 2018, will be chaired by Professor John Volmink -- who is a nationally recognized expert in education and in assessment,…Continue
Allegations against Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan have not been proved. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was notified of the outcome on 18 December, 2013.The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) accused…Continue
When the Limpopo Education Department enlisted the services of the South African Post Office (SAPO) to deliver textbooks to schools, in just five weeks postal workers managed to deliver over six million textbooks to schools across the region before…Continue
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will represent South Africa at the Education World Forum in London next week, where leaders in the field are expected to map out policy related plans for the next decade.Dubbed “Planning for 2015,…Continue
In response to the announcement of the 78.2% pass rate for NSC (matric), there has been a welter of print and internet media comments about what that percentage really means. It is 78.2% of those who sat the exam. Yes. But that's not the number…Continue
A matriculated young woman from Ekurhuleni who approached NSFAS with her acceptance letter to study psychology at UNISA was told that "the available funds had been exhausted". Mail & Guardian Friday 3 January 2014.Now NSFAS isn't a bottomless…Continue
The South African National Senior Certificate - grade 12 - examination results always lead to much discussion on whether the results are improving or not. To make sure that what you read or hear in the media isn't being misquoted, it's always a…Continue