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White Paper for Post-School Education and Training Released

The Minister of Higher Education and Training has released the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training - and we have it available for download from our website.

The White Paper was approved by Cabinet late in 2013 and has only now been released to the public. The document outlines the government's strategy to build an expanded, integrated and effective post-school education and training system.…


Added by Alan Hammond on January 16, 2014 at 15:20 — 1 Comment

Is an extra year at school the solution?

Government is proposing that another year be added to the education system, which means that in future children will be in the system for 14 years rather than 12.

The introduction of another grade at the foundational level is believed to be a stepping stone for rural children who have shorter schooling hours.

It is expected to strengthen the foundation of the child’s schooling career and ensure that basic numeracy and literacy skills are grasped at an early age.



Added by Cindy Payle on January 14, 2014 at 11:30 — 9 Comments

Are we moving in the right direction?

We have always looked to the matric pass rate as one of the main indicators of the level and quality of education in the country but should we find a more direct way of measuring literacy and numeracy in the country?

According to the findings of the Third National Diagnostic Report into the 2013 matric exams, matric students cannot write in paragraphs, do not understand matric exam questions and are unfamiliar with the key terminology used in their subjects.

 “In short - pupils…


Added by Cindy Payle on January 9, 2014 at 15:24 — No Comments

WE MiND Foundation: Education, Awareness & Support


Added by Don Leffler on January 7, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

CPD FOR EDUCATORS: Eazi Study Teacher Development Centre



Has your School complied with the SA Council of Educators (SACE) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) System for Teachers


This applies to ALL…


Added by Don Leffler on October 29, 2013 at 12:32 — No Comments

Remember the Future?

We train, to no avail because we don’t address thinking preferences…

  • Thinking skills determines performance, not technical skills!
  • Steve Biko said psychological change before anything else…
  • We need to raise managerial awareness levels in the workplace in order to create an inspired workforce
  • The way we think determines our future, so why don’t we develop our thinking ability?

It was suggested that 2012 is the end of the world.…


Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on September 29, 2013 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Madiba’s Birthday Celebrated in Culinan with Special Sport Development Programme for communities



Together we are Stronger”



Email: Telephone: 076 5800 271 Fax: 0866 1733…


Added by Don Leffler on July 22, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

The Democratization of Higher Education

For millions around the globe, the idea of a tertiary education is little more than a pipedream. But hopefully not for long. University of the People is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online university, dedicated to opening the gates of higher education to all qualified individuals - regardless of financial, social or geographic constraints.

Unlike most online learning programs, University of the People programs combine educators, collaborative learning…


Added by Cindy Payle on June 19, 2013 at 10:49 — 1 Comment

Coaching can cut student dropout rate

The high dropout rate among black SA students has been a concern in education circles for many years. However, the University of Johannesburg (UJ), in conjunction with the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business, has come up with a practical solution – life coaching.

This approach offers a fresh perspective on the alarming recent research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council, which revealed that up to 40% of SA students drop out…


Added by Lia Marus on June 14, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Young South Africans face major obstacles

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) annual transformation audit, 'The Youth Dividend: Unlocking the Potential of Young South Africans', indicates that while young South Africans have confidence in their own abilities to succeed and most are positive about their own future in general, they also face major obstacles in becoming part of a more inclusive economy.
Given the country's history and the…

Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 14:52 — 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

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

Universal call for parenting education

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

Expert Advisor
The need for assessors and moderators to be qualified and registered

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,…


Added by Des Squire on January 29, 2013 at 9:00 — 5 Comments

Worth a mention: Fake Motshekga Twitter account emerges

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

Choose Vocational Education and Training (VET) and close the skills gap


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…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 15, 2013 at 8:52 — No Comments



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…


Added by Don Leffler on January 10, 2013 at 16:51 — No Comments

Quick facts about SA's post schooling system in 2013

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


  1. 1.    SA University enrolments have increased from 495 356 in 1994 to 937 455 in 2011
  2. 2.    The Department will provide…

Added by Cindy Payle on January 10, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Central clearing house set up to match Matriculants with study opportunities

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…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 5, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

What is FET?


FET is an abbreviation for Further Education and Training.

The focus of this website is on public Further Education and Training that…


Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 5, 2013 at 14:03 — No Comments

In the name of equity: Basic vs quality education

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…


Added by Cindy Payle on December 4, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

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