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SAHRC to investigate delivery of textbooks in Eastern Cape, says DA

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance has said the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) has agreed to investigate the Eastern Cape education department for their failure to deliver top-up textbooks to more than 50%of schools in the province. “On 21 February 2017, the DA wrote to the SAHRC to request an investigation into the Department […]

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#BUDGET2017: SA Finance Minister says proven basic education interventions need more money

PARLIAMENT, February 22 (ANA) – Funding for proven basic education interventions should be boosted as “over half of all children in Grade five cannot yet read adequately in any language”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. Delivering his budget speech in the National Assembly, Gordhan said improved education was a central priority, and particularly, […]

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#Budget2017: Government pulls out all stops to fund higher education

PARLIAMENT – Government has made large adjustments to overall spending plans in a bid to accommodate critical new requirements, including additional funding to higher education budgets and other spending obligations, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. Gordhan said in order to find funds for new spending requirements, government had to make adjustments and lower […]

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NSFAS approved funding for over 300,000 students so far for 2017, says Nxasana

PRETORIA, February 19 (ANA) – The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) had approved funding for 309,788 higher education students so far this year and at least another 100,000 are expected to be added to this figure, NSFAS board chairman Sizwe Nxasana announced on Sunday. The NSFAS had received 161,938 new applications from public university […]