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: Sep 9

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"51% of South African households do not have a single book in their home"

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Des Squire Sep 9. 3 Replies

Government is to spend R3 billion on building libraries in communities with limited access to these facilities.This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, during a visit to Greenside Primary School in…Continue

Tags: culture, arts, children, community, access

Pupils may now choose Sign language as their first language

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 20. 0 Replies

The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval this month by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language.   According to PanSALB, this is a positive…Continue

Teacher Training Workshops to improve Mathematics, Science and Technology school standards

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Cas Olivier Aug 9. 1 Reply

  By More Matshediso The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has organised workshops for teachers to improve their skills and competencies in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) subjects. The Teacher Training Centre Workshops will be launched…Continue

Tags: curriculum, assessment, CAPS, MST, NDP

Minister Motshekga launches National Science Week

Started by sylvia hammond Aug 4. 0 Replies

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has commended the participation of South African schools in global science competitions, saying they are nurturing the country's future researchers and innovators. Speaking at the launch of National…Continue

Tags: knowledge, skills, growth, employment, mathematics

Minister Motshekga proposes compulsory education for children between 5 and 15 years of age

Started by sylvia hammond Jul 23. 0 Replies

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

Tags: pre-school, early, childhood, ECD, foundation

Minister Motsekga appoints new Umalusi Council

Started by sylvia hammond Jun 12. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Motshekga, Volmink, general, further, GENFETQA

Education receives 20% of government's consolidated expenditure

Started by sylvia hammond Feb 26. 0 Replies

Full Budget Speech textEducation will receive a share of 20% (R254 billion) of government’s consolidated expenditure -- higher than any other…Continue

Tags: numeracy, literacy, scheme, science, infrastructure

Free access to Maths and Science teaching and learning materials for everyone

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) Feb 22. 1 Reply

John Bransby Director: Maths & Science marketingThe generous Actuarial…Continue

Tags: workbooks, textbooks, download, games, study

Allegations against DG Bobby Soobrayan not proved in disciplinary hearing

Started by sylvia hammond Feb 19. 0 Replies

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

Tags: allegations, judge, PFMA, collective, agreement

Post Office successfully delivers textbooks to Limpopo schools

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) Feb 7. 1 Reply

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

Tags: schools, Limpopo, textbooks, SAPO, office


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