Matrics 2017: Public University or Private Institution?

People are beginning to understand that public universities and private institutions are subject to the same oversight and regulation. Today’s matriculants have so many more options available for tertiary studies, and can be overwhelmed with making a decision of state vs private education. Education expert Dr Felicity Coughlan of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), 

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I Have to Turn Kids Away, Psychologist Says as Industry ‘Crisis’ Deepens

Cape Town – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi must urgently intervene in the funding crisis currently engulfing the field of educational psychology, the Educational Psychology Association of SA (Epassa) has said. Epassa wrote to Motsoaledi this month to say it has become “disillusioned” with the attitude of both the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and the 

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Rhodes University Dispels Retrenchment Report

JOHANNESBURG – Rhodes University on Friday moved to dispel any suggestions that it was about to retrench staff owing to its financial difficulties – this after an earlier report based on an internal memorandum speculated on the possibility of job loses. The internal memo from the institution to staff members issued on Wednesday said the 

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Bridging the Education Gap to Fulfil Basic Human Rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential. Basic education is one of the focus areas identified by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in order to fulfill its mandate of promoting, protecting and monitoring the realisation 

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Anti-apartheid Icon Ahmed Kathrada Dies

Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age 

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Education, Then Transformation

Government policy interventions aimed at solving inequality would not produce results if the country’s dysfunctional education system wasn’t fixed. This was what Stellenbosch University economics professor Servaas van der Berg told delegates at a two-day conference in Pretoria organised by the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development in the presidency’s department of planning, monitoring and 

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