BRICS Education Ministers Sign Co-operation Agreement

By: Lungelo Ngcamu Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has signed a joint agreement with BRICS education ministers to develop a solid framework for future cooperation in education. The agreement was signed in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday and includes areas such as general education, educational policy strategy, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges…..

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Higher Education Bill Enables Institutional Autonomy Discussions: Zuma

By: Lungelo Ngcamu President Jacob Zuma says the proposed Higher Education Amendment Bill will make it possible for discussions around institutional autonomy to take place. The President said this when he fielded oral questions from Members of Parliament (MPs) at the National Assembly on Thursday. He said the recent protests by students, who marched to demand…..

ANA Media Report Abolished

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has rejected a story written by the Daily News and Independent Online (IOL) on the 2015 Annual National Assessments (ANA). The department on Thursday said the report – which is titled “ANA Scrapped for this Year” is misleading and inaccurate. “The Daily News reporters seem confused on the process currently…..

FINAL CALL FOR 2016 APPLICATIONS FOR NSFAS FUNDING

Grade 12 learners and students wishing to apply for financial assistance to study at any of the selected public universities and TVET colleges in the 2016 academic year have until 30 November 2015 to submit their applications. Online applications are only limited to students applying to study at the following selected institutions: • Durban University of…..

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Women With Blisters Protest Walk On Saturday

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu is expected to join thousands of sisters and misters, at the 10th annual 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters protest walk, with Jacaranda FM. The protest walk, which attracts over 5 000 participants each year, is part of the National Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM 2015) and marks the 16…..

No Load Shedding Expected This Summer: Eskom

While no load shedding is anticipated this summer, Eskom will continue to carry out maintenance at its plants, Group Chief Executive Brian Molefe said on Monday. “While the system remains tight, we will continue with maintenance with no or limited load shedding,” said Molefe at a briefing on the current state of the power system. Eskom…..

CHAMBERS PRESENTS ‘HEAVEN’S GOT NO PLACE (PASCAL & PEARCE REMIX)’

Chambers has announced the first single, ‘Heaven’s Got No Place (Pascal & Pearce Remix)’, off his eagerly anticipated EP (expected early 2016). Jacques Moolman (the front man of the SAMA award winning rock band Shadowclub) announced his new solo project ‘Chambers’ in May 2015 – the project, which already has the South African blogosphere buzzing, feature’s…..

Despite Rain, Drought Remains In Kwazulu-Natal

While the rain experienced in KwaZulu-Natal over the past few days has been welcomed, the drought in the province remains severe and the public must continue to conserve water. This is according to the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). In a statement on Sunday the department said although the rains had refreshed…..

#Replay : Othi Interviews Gauteng Music Development Reps on TCL

About Gauteng Music Development The main aim of the Mzansi Music Ensemble is to promote an awareness of the intriguing magnetism of proudly South African music demonstrating the vast versatility and charm of our country’s deep rooted culture in a sophisticated modern interpretation of this music. Possessing immense knowledge in the music and entertainment industries of…..

Cabinet Members Bound By Ethics Code

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says Cabinet Ministers are bound by the prescripts of the Executive Ethics Code, which blocks them from misusing their positions of authority to benefit themselves. The Deputy President said this when responding to questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. Agang MP Molapi Tlouamma had asked the Deputy President how he, as…..