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A step closer to specialised sector-based curriculum

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says a specialist-subject curriculum, which will see learners enrolling for subjects such as agriculture and maritime, has been gazetted for public comment. The Minister said this when she tabled the departmen…

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Parliament committee welcomes suspension of Stellenbosch student

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation has commended the suspension of a Stellenbosch University student, who was filmed urinating on the belongings of a fellow student.The incident was captured in a cell phone video. It to…

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Second Chance Matric Programme May/June exams commence

The Department of Basic Education’s Second Chance Matric Programme May/June exams have commenced today in 5 236 exam centres nationwide.More than 290 680 people will rewrite their National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the extended Senior Certificate (S…

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Deputy Minister Buti Manamela launches Veterinary Career Awareness Programme, 9 May

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela, will launch the Veterinary Guidance Awareness Campaign Programme at the Sunnyside Hotel, Parktown.In an effort to address the severe shortage of veterinarians and associ…

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IEC takes democracy programme to learners

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, is expected to launch a campaign aimed at promoting electoral democracy among learners.“The objective of the Schools Democracy Programme, which has a…

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