A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a teaching qualification for graduates who would like to pursue teaching as a career. Here's what is required from prospective students. 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government funded financial scheme that aims to assist students who don't have the financial means to access tertiary education. If you are studying or planning to study teaching at Unisa but are not sure if NSFAS will fund you, read below.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on learning in schools to an extent that some schools have had to adapt creative methods of teaching. 

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35 years? Are you currently unemployed and not receiving any form of government grant? This might be the opportunity for you.

The topic of language policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA) has been widely debated after the Constitutional Court ruled that the Afrikaans language must be reinstated as the medium of instruction at the university. The Civil rights organisation, which fights for the advancement of Afrikaner rights, has called the constitutional court ruling a victory for the Afrikaner nation. 

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is calling for changes to be made to the current academic calendars that inland and coastal schools follow. The union believes this change will be good for the schooling system,

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program is a continuous program that promotes teaching in public schools. Bursaries are available to enable qualified students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. If you would like to find out what study needs the program covers, your answer is waiting below. 

Teacher assistants may not make headline news but they play a vital role in ensuring stability in our schools such as managing challenging pupil behaviour and carrying out other administrative duties. Careers Portal caught up with a 23-year-old former teacher assistant to get a sense of her professional experience.


The Funza Lushaka bursary, along with other requirements, contains an age limit for potential bursars. This bursary is geared towards students and prospective students wanted to pursue a teaching a career.

Future teachers, the Funza Lushaka Bursary application will be opening soon for new applicants and returning students better get applying before the deadline comes. We have all you need to know on when and how to apply, right here. 

The Teachers Council has launched a handbook for teachers on how to deal with violence at school. Teachers have been facing violence in various forms for years and the Teachers Council is finally acknowledging it. 

There have been talks about a possible extension for the teachers assistant program. Teacher are eager for the assistants to remain.

Google has announced new updates as part of its online teaching event, 'The Anywhere School'. The concept behind the school is to make teachers, learners, and parents aware of the Google tools that they can use during the pandemic since learning has moved online. 

The 2020 school year has been marked by serious disruption as managing the Covid-19 pandemic has meant the closing of schools. The revised calendar for the school year has been now released and sets out the 156 days of teaching that are still avialable for learners - all the way up till the middle of December.

Minister Motshekga has proposed a new date for the first phased-in return of learners to school. This date is based on the success of the preparations that will take place before the phased-in return.

With the reopening of the Education sector set to happen next week, the Minister of Basic Education has provided guidelines on how things will work once learners return to school. In addition to these guidelines, Angie Motshekga has provided details about adding more content to the curriculum. 


Are you considering becoming a teacher? This time, we're going to take a look at how to become a teacher. Read more on this below.

As you read this article another young girl has fallen pregnant. Teen pregnancies may have decreased according to statistics, but this trend needs to be eliminated altogether as South Africa is losing a host of talented young people to this scourge.


Serving others through teaching is one of the most meaningful ways to contribute to your community. If you are interested in becoming a qualified educator here are some things you should know.


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