Motshekga pleased with matric exams progress

Motshekga pleased with matric exams progress

The first week of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations has gone well, with minimal incidents or irregularities, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday after reviewing reports from around the country. Motshekga noted that some provinces experienced challenges in starting on time due to differing reasons, but there were rapid response mechanisms […]

Human health scarce skills a concern

Human health scarce skills a concern

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has warned that the graduate output targets in the human health scarce skills field will not be met by 2014 with the current rate of medical professionals produced by training institutions. Nzimande raised his concerns during the first meeting held with the leadership of the South African […]

English paper “not too difficult”

English paper “not too difficult”

Grade 12 learners have breathed a sigh of relief after writing their first matric exam – English Paper 1, on Monday. Some of the matrics said the paper was not difficult, but were concerned that it was long and that two hours was not enough time to complete all the questions. Aphiwe Meyiwa from Westville […]

NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

For the next two Sundays (21 October and 28 October), 15 aspiring rowers from KwaZakhele and Motherwell will be put through their paces on Redhouse River, coached by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s first and second team rowing crews. NMMU’s Learn to Row programme, which is funded by the National Lottery, aims to identify and nurture […]

NMMU saves Eskom R1 billion

NMMU saves Eskom R1 billion

In recognition of their work on the Hendrina Turbine project – saving Eskom R1 billion – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University professor in mechanical engineering and technology manager Danie Hattingh and his engineering team (eNtsa) won the 2012 Eskom Chairman’s award for Innovation, together with their research partners from Eskom. The combined eNtsa/Eskom team implemented NMMU-developed […]

President Zuma opens EC schools

President Zuma opens EC schools

President Jacob Zuma has opened 49 schools in the Eastern Cape as part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee and the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI). The ASIDI initiative aims to supplement the provincial school infrastructure programmes as well as eradicate all mud schools. “At Mphathiswa Senior Primary School, the President began with the […]

Umalusi ready to hold matric examinations

Umalusi ready to hold matric examinations

It’s all systems go for the Grade 12 matric examinations with the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, declaring that it is ready to quality assure the final examinations for 2012. “Umalusi is satisfied with the preparations for the end of year exams, and it is confident that the […]

President Zuma to replace mud schools in EC

President Zuma to replace mud schools in EC

President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will over the next two days officially hand over brand new schools to villages at Libode and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. The schools, Mphathiswa Senior Primary School in Libode and Dakhile Junior Secondary School in Lusikisiki, are part of the first batch of […]

DA Students Organisation wins landslide victory at NMMU

DA Students Organisation wins landslide victory at NMMU

The Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (DASO) won a landslide victory in the student elections which were held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University yesterday. “This is a ringing endorsement of DASO’s tenure as the student governing body. In this election DASO increased its seats on the Student Representative Council (SRC) from 11 to 16 out […]

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