Basic and Higher Education


Basic and Higher Education

For skills-universe members to share information and discuss issues on Basic and Higher Education

Location: South Africa
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Latest Activity: Nov 19

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The guts to speak out

Started by Hannes Nel. Last reply by Thokozani Absalom Nov 11. 3 Replies

“Oh the games people play nowEvery night and every day nowNever meaning what they say nowNever saying what they mean.”I was in grade 11 when I heard this song for the first time. Not in my wildest dreams did I realise how true these words probably…Continue

Tags: trust, courage, integrity, honesty, leadership

The basic education Afrikaans text book is wrong. What to tell the children?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Nov 9. 22 Replies

The older generation probably grew up believing a lot of things that have been disproved by current levels of technological research.  Is Pluto a planet or not now? Are carbohydrates fattening or not? We grew up and were told certain things as…Continue

Tags: exam, education, markers, moderators, marks

Report on Fee-Free Higher Education in SA

Started by Alan Hammond Nov 1. 0 Replies

The report from 2012 that was prepared on options for Fee-Free  HIgher Education in South Africa. Continue

Statement by President Zuma after meeting with university community representatives

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Steve Short Oct 24. 1 Reply

Fellow South Africans,I have concluded a meeting with vice-chancellors, chairpersons of university councils, presidents of student representative councils and representatives of student organisations nationally, which I had convened to discuss the…Continue

Tags: stakeholders, meeting, increase, organisations, representatives

The burning issue of South African higher education

Started by Hannes Nel. Last reply by sylvia hammond Oct 22. 15 Replies

It is said that Alexander the great took out his sword and cut a Gordian knot in two when he could not untie it. It was the easy way out, but in the process he destroyed the knot, and the rope that was needed to pull his ox wagon.We still have that…Continue

Tags: students, Nzimande, Minister, tuition, rioting

Education and skills remain apex priorities for SA - Deputy President in Sweden

Started by sylvia hammond Oct 20. 0 Replies

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says education and skills development remain an apex priority for South Africa - said on closing the 9th session of the South Africa-Sweden Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Stockholm in Sweden, which he declared…Continue

Tags: president, deputy, study, skills, education

Minister Blade Nzimande on student fee increase protests

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Tass Schwab Oct 20. 6 Replies

19 Oct 2015The Department of Higher Education and Training notes the current student protests over fee increases across a number of universities in our public higher education system and recognises that university students, like all members of our…Continue

Tags: funding, NSFAS, Summit, quality, financial

UCT Interdict against students

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Steve Short Oct 20. 3 Replies

UCT today obtained a court interdict against students - for full details please see copy attached:…Continue

Tags: fee, protest, demonstration, Town, Cape

Gauteng Schools Technology to be re-launched with enhanced security

Started by sylvia hammond Jul 20. 0 Replies

 The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) says it will on Tuesday start rolling out a teaching and learning programme which will create paperless classrooms to 375 high schools.The department said schools mainly in townships and rural areas have…Continue

Tags: law, tablets, schools, security, enforcement


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