Category «Education»

Policing and security : #FeesMustFall initiative

Police

The South African Police Service is continuing to monitor protest action taking place as part of the #FeesMustFall initiative at various campuses across the country. Earlier today I personally visited Gauteng campuses and experienced first-hand incidents that were unfolding in and around the University of the Witwatersrand campus.  We were then surprised when we read …

KZN Education Department ordered by High Court to set aside unlawful appointments

Yet another provincial education department has been hauled over the coals regarding unlawful appointments. The High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ordered the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department to follow the correct appointment procedures as determined by the Schools’ Act, the Employment of Educators Act as well as the Personnel Administrative Measures. The Department was also directed to …

EFF Press Release

EFF Students Demand Statement on CEOs Playing “Mandlwana” While Students Fight For Accommodation The EFF Students Command strongly condemns the romanticisation of poverty by CEOs in Johannesburg through their extremely patronising and violent #CEOSleepOut2016. The EFF Students Command holds a very strong view that what these CEOs claim to be a charity event is in …

Beyond the Rainbow

Special Assignment

Forty years after the June 16th Soweto Students’ Uprising in 1976, for many youths in South Africa the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow nation remains, frustratingly, out of reach. Statistics paint a bleak picture of declining education standards and rising unemployment putting our youth increasingly at risk. Research reveals that up …

Department awards 19 New Masakh’isizwe bursaries to deserving university students

Programme Director Head of Department, Ms Jacqui Gooch Senior Managers Bursary recipients and parents Ladies and Gentlemen It is an honour to address you all today, and to present our most recent and outstanding recipients of the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme for 2016. With June being ‘Youth Month’, it is only fitting that we celebrate talented …