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Naptosa and other education unions met with Minister Motshekga over the weekend to discuss the possible closure of schools. The organisation has now released details of how it wants the government to handle the closure schools.


The Educators Union of South Africa is taking government to court to stop the Department of Basic Education's plans to reopen schools on 1 June.

 

 


The South African Police Services (SAPS) have arrested people for disobeying lockdown rules. This comes moments after the official start of the national 21-day lockdown.


Blade Nzimande, Minister of  Higher Education, Science and Technology, joined by Dr Randall Carolissen, NSFAS Administrator, sat down for a press conference at the NSFAS offices yesterday. NSFAS procedures, issues with historic debt and the ongoing issues with student accommodation were discussed and concern for student issues was shown.


NSFAS was put under administration in August 2018, and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has extended this to August 2020.  "NSFAS would like to reassure the public that the arrest of the three employees will not have an impact on the 2020 applications cycle, which is expected to close on November 30, 2019," Carolissen said. 


Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for the establishment of an innovative educational program to help young designers from BRICS countries.


Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has challenged Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to become part of the critical drive for skills development in South Africa.


The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s Budget Vote for the 2018/2019 financial year.


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department aims to phase in a new-look curriculum on history over seven years.


Bursary of more than R1 million for Mahumapelo’s son to study at a prestigious Port Alfred aviation school.


The wait for results is almost over for the Class of 2017 as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to announce the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination this evening. Below the article, you will find the codes to get your results via SMS and USSD.


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