Payment administrator IntelliMali coughs up the ‘lost’ R818k misappropriated by NSFAS

Payment administrator IntelliMali has reimbursed Walter Sisulu University (WSU) the full amount misappropriated by NSFAS “student millionaire” Sibongile Mani out of its own pocket. IntelliMali has also roped in the services of a forensic investigator to probe how the R14-million ended up in the account of one student. The company responsible for administering state loans […]
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Pupils from Esokheni Secondary School torch ‘ugly’ school and demand breakfast be served! Say no more!

Pupils from Esokheni Secondary School near Greytown are reportedly unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of the school in relation to others in the district. More than changing the school’s infrastructure‚ protesting scholars want breakfast served as part of the existing school nutrition programme. Education Department spokesperson‚ Kwazi Mthethwa‚ said that a delegation of officials had […]
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Union members clash in Stilfontein at election meeting

Intra-union violence broke out in the mining town of Stilfontein, near Klerksdorp, when National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members clashed over a leadership election on Sunday night, resulting in two people being injured and a union vehicle damaged. The NUM’s Moab Khotsong branch had just elected new leaders, but the gathering was disrupted by a […]
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Lessons to be learnt from the rest of the African continent

While South Africa had “a head start in the level of its development compared to other African economies” there was much to learn from the rest of the continent, many of who were “making greater progress, despite starting from a low base.” South Africa also had a role to play in contributing to the continent’s […]
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Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana resigns after assault charges

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he accepted Manana’s resignation and thanked him for his contribution during his term in office. Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has resigned. President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he accepted Manana’s resignation and thanked him for his contribution during his term in office. Manana recently admitted to assaulting […]
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Broke Jacob Zuma Foundation dumps university students

President Jacob Zuma’s foundation has run out of money and cannot pay university fees for students it promised to fund. The Sunday Times has established that the Jacob G Zuma Foundation admitted this year that it was unable to honour bursaries for at least 30 students. In a January letter to the University of Zululand, […]
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Black experts in the health sector: Where are they?

Whether it is a story looking at the latest HIV policies or the best way to deliver a baby, I rely on the expertise of health professionals to help me to get my facts right. But in my year as a health reporter, I have been alarmed by one particular aspect of these interactions: the […]
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Gauteng education is losing his grip on the province: 15 000 tablets and 50 smartboards are missing

The DA fears that the Gauteng MEC for Education is losing his grip on the province. Khume Ramulifho, the DA Gauteng Shadow Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) for Education, said more needs to be done to safeguard the province’s education resources. According to a reply from the Gauteng Education MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, […]
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ANC plays it safe: free higher education soon – Bribery at its best!

The ANC wants the government to provide free higher education for poor would-be students as early as next year. At a lekgotla of the governing party’s national executive committee at the weekend in Tshwane, it was proposed that the 2018 budget include provision for full first-year subsidies for students from households with a gross income […]
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Can this be true: Everything Ramaphosa does is to please white people !! – Malema

Cyril Ramaphosa does not qualify for South African tenders because “he is not black enough and he has done everything in his life to please white people”, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday. “Tenders must be given to genuine blacks. Cyril Ramaphosa is not black, he is non-white. Everything else he is […]
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