South Africa: Early Childhood Development gets a boost

Cape Town - More than 400,000 children accessing Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities are being subsidised by government, said Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Speaking...

Nigeria’s science committee laments severe budget cuts

The head of a parliamentary science committee has expressed dismay at drastic cuts planned for Nigeria's capital development budget for science. The cuts were...

South Africa: Major intervention on the cards for Eastern Cape education

Cape Town - Government is considering a sustainable intervention for the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape, said President Jacob Zuma. This follows concerns...

South Africa: Nzimande “Access to education has improved”

Cape Town - Access to education has improved over the past 17 years, Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. "Approximately 96% of children now gain...

South Africa phases in free education for the poor

Cape Town - From this year onwards, government has announced that it would "incrementally introduce free education at the undergraduate level." Minister for Basic Education...

South Africa: Government to improve quality of education

Cape Town - Government has set clear targets to improve the quality of learner education in the country by 2014. Minister of Basic Education Angie...

South Africa: Officials urged to report blockages in education

Pretoria - Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has encouraged stakeholders attached to the Gauteng's Education Department to approach her office if government fails to...

South Africa: HIV testing in schools will be professional, responsible

Pretoria - Cabinet has assured parents that care will be taken to ensure that the voluntary HIV testing in schools campaign will be done...

South Africa: Department invests millions in skills development

Pretoria - The Department of Public Works has invested R32 million in the development of essential skills for young people in the built environment...

South Africa: Schools HIV testing on track

Pretoria - The Ministries of Health and Basic Education will in due course outline to the nation the full details of the schools-based HIV...

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