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 …

Minister Grant to Award Masakh’isizwe Bursaries to New 2016 Recipients

Today, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will be awarding bursaries to this year’s new recipients as part of the Department of Transport and Public Works’ Masakh’iSizwe bursary programme. The Masakh’iSizwe (Let’s Build the Nation) Centre of Excellence and Bursary Scheme was established by the department of Transport and Public Works in 2006, …

VF Plus adviseer Afrikaanse ouers en studente om ‘n betaalstaking by UV te implementeer

VF+

Die VF Plus moedig Afrikaanse ouers en studente aan om ʼn betaalstaking by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) te implementeer totdat Afrikaans-onderrig herstel is. Dis tyd dat die Afrikaanse gemeenskap met sy geld begin praat en daardie instellings wat Afrikaans minag dit in hulle sakke begin voel. Die eerste veldtog in die verband gaan …

IFP Not Surprised by Poor 2015 Matric Results

IFP

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has today announced the matric results for pupils that wrote the 2015 matric exams. Out of those that wrote only 70.7% passed. These results have already been revealed to be worse than last year’s 75.8% by Umalusi assurance body. The IFP Parliamentary caucus would like to congratulate those pupils that …

Calls for school weapon checks

IFP

The IFP believes that police should be able to carry out airport-style security checks for knives and guns in schools after a learner was stabbed to death at Hlamvana High School in Empangeni in KZN. “This latest incident shows clearly that not enough is being done to remedy the problem of violence in schools. Teachers …

Debat in parlement oor transformasie in Hoër Onderwys

VF+

Wanneer ontevrede studente weer na die parlement opruk, moet die polisie hulle nie keer nie, maar eerder binnenooi sodat hulle die argitekte van die land se vele probleme, waarvan studiegeld net een is, persoonlik kan konfronteer, het, dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus, vandag gesê in die parlementêre debat oor transformasie in hoër …

Toegewing oor studiegeld kan presedent skep om eise voortaan met geweld te besleg

VF+

Die feit dat studentegeweld onmiddellik weer opgevlam het na pres. Jacob Zuma se aankondiging dat daar aanstaande jaar geen verhoging in studiegeld gaan wees nie, stuur die boodskap aan die breë Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing uit dat geskille voortaan suksesvol met geweld besleg kan word, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor ekonomie …

IFPYB: #BladeMustFall Just Like The #FeesMustFall

IFP

The chickens have come home to roost and the time to deliver on the promise of free education has arrived. The IFP Youth Brigade fully supports the students movement that has swept across the country as students of all walks life have come together to fight a worthy cause: The #FeesMustFall! Our democratic rights are …

Best wished for matric exams

IFP

The IFP wishes all matriculants well for their final exams which started yesterday. “As learners embark on the final examination of the year, I urge them to knuckle down and study hard as these examinations will play a critical role in their lives. We appeal to parents not to put too much pressure on them …