Education is the single most important element that can take South Africa forward, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.
Learners, parents and teachers of Trinityhouse Little Falls High School on the West Rand have been hard at work collecting stationery, the fruits of their labours giving rise to almost 400 colourful stationery packs.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has embarked on a number of initiatives to improve the country’s skills base - key among them to get young people involved in the fields of science, technology and innovation.
Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners who are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.
A planned imbizo on education in Mathibestad, near Hammanskraal, this weekend, is a clear indication that government views quality education as the cornerstone of the country’s growth and prosperity, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
Botswana’s meteorological services department says tropical Cyclone Enawo is expected to hit Madagascar and deny Botswana some rains.
Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.
Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula says the department is working tirelessly to address teacher shortages in the province.
School feeding schemes plays a vital role in education and have been recognised as the world’s most widely-used safety net.
Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says the department will intensify its efforts to help women and young people from townships to get business opportunities in the sector, as government makes a push for an inclusive economy.