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SA students receive scholarships from Sweden

Ten South African students have been selected for a Swedish post-graduate scholarship programme. Masters Studies in a wide range of fields The group will be travelling to Sweden to start their studies in August 2014 to pursue their Masters Studies in a wide range of fields, including Sustainable Energy, Entrepreneurship, Global Health, International Human Rights […]

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Centres of excellence for Africa

Washington – The World Bank is to finance 19 university-based ‘centres of excellence’ in seven countries in West and Central Africa, in an effort to tackle a serious shortage of skilled workers in major industries that are vital to the continent’s economic growth. The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved $ 150 million to […]

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Annual National Assessment 2012

Pretoria – The results of the 2012 Annual National Assessment (ANA) show the numeracy and literacy performance of South African learners in the lower grades has improved. “Learner performance in the Foundation Phase Grades 1, 2 and 3 is pleasing. There is progress also in the Intermediate Phase Grade 4, 5 and 6,” said Basic […]

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Hard work pays off

Johannesburg – Twelve long years of blood, sweat and tears proved to be worth it on Wednesday as the country’s top matric achievers were honoured for their sterling efforts in a an award ceremony held after the official announcement of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam results. The evening seemed to belong to Limpopo […]

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Learners’ idea strikes gold

Mbombela – A group of innovative learners, who came up with an idea to install sensors in visually impaired people’s walking sticks to help them navigate easily, has been crowned the winners of the Business Idea Generation Competition. Innovative Learners from School Entrepreneurship During an award ceremony held in Mbombela this week afternoon, officials from […]

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Nzimande takes lessons from Denmark

Pretoria – Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande is in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss key issues of vocational education and training. Nzimande, who arrived in Copenhagen on Tuesday, is scheduled to meet his counterpart, Minister Christine Antorini, and senior officials of the Danish Ministry of Children and Education. His visit will include presentations and […]

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Teaching, the best mistake

Johannesburg – Bilkes Bhano Vawda accidentally registered for the wrong course when she first went to university many years ago, but now after spending 38 years in the teaching profession, she says it is the best mistake she has ever made. “I accidentally registered for the wrong course, but I enjoyed it so much that […]

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University incorporating Medunsa

Ga-Rankuwa – The unbundling of the University of Limpopo and the establishment of a new university incorporating the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) campus is on track. Ministers for Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande and Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced this on Tuesday during a meeting with stakeholders at the Medunsa campus. […]

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Research data for SA

South Africa’s minister of science and technology Derek Hanekom has launched the South African version of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO-SA). It’s a searchable full-text journal database that is completely open-access – that is, free to access and free to publish. SciELO is a boon for the local and international research community, and is […]

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Taking the lead in maths and science

Jabulile Elizabeth Khambule from Duduza Section 15 has dealt with the harsh realities of teenage pregnancy and high rates of unemployment all her life. But, 20-year-old Khambule told herself that her environment would never determine her future and those of her peers. She knew that the key to free her from poverty was through education. […]

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