south africa lockdown

If you were planning on taking an overseas trip anytime this year, you might want to reconsider. Best and worst case scenarios have been put out in terms of when international travel will be allowed. There is a chance that it will be allowed this month but predictions are also being made that international trips will only be allowed in 2021.

TVET College students are receiving support during Covid-19.

Today's online course lesson is Engineering Science N3 for NATED Report 191 students.

Sol Plaatje has announced that they will be starting their academic programme from 4 May 2020 for a period of two to three months. The University has also released a revised academic calendar.

After the President's instruction for South Africa to participate in a National Lockdown, Higher Education institutions have had to put many contingency plans in place in order to make sure student's education is not disrupted. 

The University of Pretoria (UP) has made an online portal available called UP Connect. Here, students and staff will have access to all that’s needed to continue studies and work online.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has recommended that the public makes use of masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Northlink College has embarked on a project to provide masks to students and staff.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Buti Manamela has taken to his Twitter page to criticise Wits for continuing online learning. However, Wits’ Vice Chancellor was ready with a response to these criticisms.

Wits’ Deputy Vice Chancellor spoke to eNCA to discuss how Covid-19 has affected the University’s academic programme. Wits commences it's online learning programme on 20 April. 

College of Cape Town has addressed the lockdown and what it means for the Higher Education institution. They are making the call that all non-essential businesses and institutions to suspend all activities.