Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 14:52 — No Comments
The dire state in which the SA educational system finds itself places pressure on the government and all involved parties to bring about change. Einstein proclaimed that in the midst of difficulty lies opportunity. Innovation therefore needs to be embraced to overhaul an outdated dysfunctional…Continue
Added by Baden Gillion on February 20, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town
14 Feb 2013
Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly,
Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP);
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP;
Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Kgalema Motlanthe;…
Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 15, 2013 at 7:28 — No Comments
Responding to recent horrors - the mass killing of schoolchildren in Newtown CT and the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi India - the International Federation for Parenting Education (FIEP), based in Paris, has issued a call for universal parenting education.
Who raised the young men who perpetrated these atrocious crimes?
"The questions we ask," say the authors of the call, "is not only, Who raised the young men who perpetrated these…
Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 14, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Is there a difference between being qualified and being registered as a qualified assessor and/or moderator?
The answer is simply yes. All assessors and moderators must first and foremost be qualified as such.
To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 – Assess outcomes based assessment. Following training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent. Following the assessment,…Continue
The legacy of three court orders, a media furore, and pupils who went without textbooks last year appears to be holding strong - on Twitter.
The basic education department was in a fluster on Wednesday afternoon after it was alerted to…
Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 17, 2013 at 10:23 — No Comments
The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) congratulates all the Matriculants who have passed their examinations, and continues to encourage those learners who did not succeed to take up the many other opportunities within the post-school Education and Training environment.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga stated that “while a notable improvement in the pass rate has been achieved, the announcement of the 2012 matric results…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 15, 2013 at 8:52 — No Comments
EDUCATION STRATEGIES, POLICIES AND GOALS. NOW HOW ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION?
Whilst the Education strategies, policies and goals (see below article below) are all worthy and necessary IMPLEMENTATION is lacking, we cannot afford to wait until 2030.
Immediate steps need to be taken to provide skills and to create…Continue
Added by Don Leffler on January 10, 2013 at 16:51 — No Comments
Measuring progress and assessing future challenges within the Post Schooling Education and Training system in SA will help us determine where we have come from and where we need to go. Here are some quick statistics about the current state of our higher education landscape
Added by Cindy Payle on January 10, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
A clearing house has been established by the Department of Higher Education and Training to facilitate the collection of information about 2012 Matriculants who are looking for a place at one of our many Universities.
The information recorded will be supplied to the relevant Universities and Universities of Technology to assist with the filling of places that…Continue
FET is an abbreviation for Further Education and Training.
The focus of this website is on public Further Education and Training that…Continue
Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 5, 2013 at 14:03 — No Comments
National sporting teams and the manner in which its athletes compete often accurately mirrors the character traits of the country it represents.
South Africa as a country is infinitely unique and we can be described as having a certain strength of character in…Continue
Added by Baden Gillion on December 12, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
There is a growing conflict of interest between delivering a measure of education to all South Africans and providing a quality education that develops thought leaders and visionaries.
Government seems incapable of meeting both demands and in the quest to give children the opportunity to learn, the quality of education in South Africa is rapidly deteriorating.
University of the Free State Vice Chancellor and Rector Professor Jonathan Jansen touches on these issues.“In the name…Continue
Added by Cindy Payle on December 4, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal teacher who has been on sick leave for eight years has been receiving a salary from the education department, The Witness reported on Friday.
The teacher, from Zululand, had not been in the classroom since October 15 2004 and had cost the department R397 911 for 1 615 teaching days.
Another teacher from the eThekwini region last taught on April 18 2007 costing the department R1 022 484 for the…
Added by Bronwyn Newman on November 16, 2012 at 12:20 — No Comments
What are the key elements when searching for work? What are the benefits of applying for a Learnership at the Labour Deparmtent?
The education department has placed so many strategies into place to encourage learners to achieve there best results so that they will be considered for personal loans at the NSFAS and Eduloan.
The labour department has a section where you can register on there database for learnerships and internships.
Added by Bronwyn Newman on November 5, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
Please see attached article from KZN’s ‘The Independent’ newspaper on a Case Study of Community Based Sport Tourism in KZN which is supported by a German organization which encourages Germans to ‘volunteer’ services for the local community.
CDI INTERNATIONAL (Community Development Initiatives International) is…Continue
Mique International Conference and Event Planners (MICEP) hosted Professor Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs, Professor of Business Studies and International Hospitality Expert and Consultant, as Guest Speaker on “Globalization in the International Hospitality & Tourism Workplace”,…Continue
Added by Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs (PhD) on September 7, 2012 at 7:06 — No Comments
Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs, providing full service consulting specializing in Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Education, is pleased to announce the launch of his new website, http://www.danielgfuchs.com. The website launch marks an important milestone of Dr. Fuchs’s long history of success in consulting hospitality, educational and general businesses. Additionally, Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs, the leading source of expertise for hospitality and education, is proud…Continue
Added by Dr. Daniel G. Fuchs (PhD) on September 3, 2012 at 5:01 — No Comments
A report by ABNdigital says that SA could be heading for a major fall as student debt continues to spiral out of control. This crisis could potentially cause greater damage than the recession of 2008 yet there is no end in sight to the financial commitments made by a desperate and unknowing student population.
The message to young people is that their hope, opportunity, future depends on a higher education, and some have bought into the idea that they need to get that education at any…Continue
Added by Cindy Payle on August 23, 2012 at 14:27 — No Comments
by Prof Jonathan Jansen
My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing.
It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker's children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…
Added by Cindy Payle on July 20, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments