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School infrastructure has been a long-standing challenge for the Education Sector, as education activists have been advocating for changes to better the lives of school learners. The Education Department has announced that it has extended the deadline for submission for amendments affecting school infrastructure. 


As many South Africans understand, youth month holds historical significance when it comes to the country’s education system. With the month that serves to commemorate the 16 June 1976 Soweto uprisings drawing to a close, senior officials from the Higher Education sector reflect on what it means to empower the youth through education. 

According to reports, school principals in KwaZulu-Natal have been negatively affected by a letter received from the Education Department. The department has shared that there is good in the decision that it has taken.


There have been many debates around the tragic deaths of young children that occurred at an East London-based tavern. Amongst many things, the issue of who should be held accountable has been a burning question. The Education Department has officially weighed in on the matter.


If you are among those who have applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant and are yet to receive any feedback in relation to the progress of your application, chances are, there is a valid reason for this. Here is why you are experiencing this delay, according the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa)

Studying at university can be a serious financial burden for students, and this is often made worse by the yearly tuition fee increases. Student Representative Councils often represent the grievances of students and one in particular, is not pleased about the University of Pretoria deciding to increase fees. 

Although gender inclusivity in many of the country’s schools is not a commonly discussed topic the basic education sector, a high school in the Western Cape stands out for its implementation of gender-inclusive policies. Here is how their approach to becoming gender-inclusive has shaped the school.

The Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill proposes to amend education acts. According to Basic Education, this is to align the acts with developments in the education landscape and to ensure that systems of learning are put in place. It has been reported that the Basic Education Portfolio Committee has given the public an opportunity to make submissions on the Bill.


Many Sassa R350 grant applicants are left with the status "Pending" and are unsure of what this means in relation to the progress of their application. Sassa has explained what this means and what happens to your application when you submit it.

Amongst the many challenges that South African schools have, the issue of fewer classrooms and overcrowding in schools continues to be a problem across all nine provinces. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has outlined its interim plan to resolve this issue in one of the schools in the province.


The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) allocated funds to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) to cover tuition costs for qualifying TVET college and the public university students. However, the government bursary scheme is now facing a challenge, making it difficult to release funds.


The Basic Education Department has recently become a subject of public scrutiny after its ministers propose law amendments that could delay school infrastructure projects. Here's is why two organisations opposed to the idea find this idea concerning. 

Earlier this year, a 15-year-old learner was in the news following an ancestral calling saga at a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school. It has now been reported that the learner has taken their life, leading to an intervention from the education department.


Semester two registrations are currently active and underway at the University of Africa (Unisa). Thus, the university has appealed to all registering self-funded students to ensure that their payments are up to date to ensure that their registration process is without any hassles. 

Following the closing of public schools for the winter holiday on 23 June 2022, a group of teenagers went on to celebrate the end of term and the end of examinations. It is reported that there was a turn of events when 21 teenagers lost their lives at a local tavern. This has sparked discussions in the education sector.


One of the biggest concerns among R350 grant applicants is having their application declined by the South African Social Social Security Agency (Sassa). Fortunately for them, Sassa has a new appeals application process, run by an Independent Tribunal to ensure that they get a fair chance to benefit from the grant if they qualify for it. Here is how it is carried out.

Bursary-funded student accommodation continues to grow in demand due to an influx of new NSFAS-funded students in tertiary institutions across the country. The Department of Higher Education (DHET) has said that they intend to make changes for this cohort of students.  

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has confirmed that it has received at least 40 000 appeal applications. Out of this batch, 30% of the appeals could not be processed, here’s why.


The education department recently announced that the wearing of face masks is no longer a requirement for teachers and learners within school premises. This has resulted in teacher unions and education experts having mixed reactions about what this new change will mean for the education sector.


Physical graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) are scheduled to begin in the upcoming week after several postponements over the previous few months. The ceremony location and start time of each ceremony are arranged as detailed below.



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