Category: Education

Scholarship Application For South Africans Now Open

Hence, the College Relief Fund Scholarship Program, determined to support the education sector and thus assist parents, guardians and students, has opened an application portal to support South Africans for the first time since beginning operations on the African continent. CONTINUE READING

“Failure Is Not Terminal”: A Cape Town NGO Offers Unsuccessful Matriculants a Second Chance

A Philippi, Cape Town, non-governmental organization (NGO) called Ukhanyo is working to provide failed matriculated students a second chance at passing. CONTINUE READING

UCT Academic Staff Set To Go On Strike After Wage Talks Impasse

After salary negotiations came to an impasse, academic staff at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are preparing to strike for the first time in the institution's history. CONTINUE READING

Ramaphosa Commends the Class of 2022 for Their Excellent Efforts

The matric class of 2022 has received congratulations from President Cyril Ramaphosa for their excellent individual and collective performances in the face of adversity. CONTINUE READING

Effects of Scholarships on Student Success

Scholarships that assist or cover costs of pursuing a higher education provide a number of benefits for recipients. From reducing the financial burden of the rising costs of a higher education, to allowing students more time and energy to focus on studies rather than part-time work, scholarships are one piece in the puzzle of what creates a strong foundation for supporting students in their success in pursuing a degree, and furthermore, completing that degree. CONTINUE READING

Open Knowledge

An interesting article appeared in the BBC Future section recently, detailing the increasing move of universities and other academic institutions to provide their curriculum online. The power of the Internet to collate and communicate information is no longer a novel idea, but when top universities like MIT, Stanford and Harvard offer online versions of their educational platforms it becomes a very interesting notion indeed. CONTINUE READING

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