Learners Guide

Thabazimbi college to help shrink skills gap

A state-of-the-art technical college has opened its doors to rural students in Thabazimbi in Limpopo. Waterberg College focuses on engineering and developing artisans in order to address scarce skills, lack of job placements and practical workplace opportunities after students have graduated. Speaking at the official opening of the college recently, …

Learners Guide

Tshwane skills programme targets the youth

When Nteseng Mogorosi finished matric in 2004, he always knew that he wanted to be in business because he believed it would give him the freedom to own his life. By Nosihle Shelembe He didn’t want to be limited in what he could achieve in life, based on what someone …

Learners Guide

Opportunities for youth in mining

South Africa’s mining industry has plenty of opportunities that young people from diverse backgrounds and educational qualifications can access. The Deputy Director General of Mineral Regulation, Joel Raphela, at the Department of Mineral Resources said government supports youth upliftment programmes aimed at improving young people’s participation in mining. “We continue …

EDUCATION NEWS

Needy students benefit from sweet deal

The Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) has invested millions over the past 50 years into education by awarding bursaries to needy students. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has commended the trustees of the SITFE who have invested more than R50 million towards the education of disadvantaged children since its …

Arts & Culture

Department reaches out to artists

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says his department is doing all it can to help artists with challenges that they face in the arts sector. He said the department is helping artists, especially the youth to hone their music skills and to create a business in arts. This will …

NEWS

Zero increase in varsity fees

Friday, 23 October 2015 President Jacob Zuma has a short while ago announced that there will be a zero increase in university fees in 2016 He was addressing the nation from a press room at the Union Buildings at the conclusion of a meeting with vice-chancellors, chairpersons of university councils, …

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Learners told to seize opportunities, work hard

“The opportunities are there. If you work hard you can be anything you want to be.” This was the message from Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, who addressed learners at the Property and Construction Career Week in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Minister, quoting President Jacob Zuma at this year’s Youth Day …

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Govt, varsities meet to solve student issues

President Jacob Zuma says government recognises and supports the right of university students to protest and to voice their opinions and grievances. However, he strongly condemned the violence and destruction of property that have taken place at some universities in the name of student protests over the past year or …

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NYDA empowers 100 North West youth

Monday, 12 October 2015 The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West launched a Youth Build programme involving 100 unemployed rural youth from Taung and surrounding villages who are being trained in plumbing and welding. “This programme is …

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NSFAS battles demand for student loans, bursaries

Thursday, 06 August 2015 Despite substantial increases in the funds allocated to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) since 1999, the scheme continues to battle with the demand for student loans and bursaries. NSFAS funds have increased from R441 million in 1999 to R9.5 billion for the 2015/16 financial …

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