Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe says the Cabinet approved amendments to national budget allocations to fund universities will not breach previously announced spending limits.
Government says it will reach out to its social partners, particularly business and organised labour, to build consensus on the collective actions required to stabilise the economy and build confidence in the face of a weakened outlook for the global economy and its domestic consequences.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to look into the broader issues affecting the funding of higher education.
Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela says R20 million has been set aside for 5 676 second chance opportunities for matrics who did not pass their 2015 finals.
National and provincial government leaders have this morning visited schools across the country to assess the state of readiness for the new school year and to wish learners well for 2016.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) says registration processes are proceeding smoothly since they commenced on Monday, and it intends to maintain that until the closing on 3 February.
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has distanced itself from a fake notice regarding applications for the department’s Funza Lushaka Programme, which made rounds on social media platforms recently.
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has committed to giving more support to schools in 2016, especially those situated in struggling districts.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has launched the Matric Second Chance Support Programme to afford learners who failed to pass last year's exams another chance to obtain matric.
Johannesburg- Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has commended the matric class of 2015 for upholding the trend of producing results above a pass rate of 70%.