Category Archive for "Educational Funding"

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New MySchool fund to make teaching dreams come true


South African fundraising programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is launching a new fund Dream2Teach, aimed at investing in teacher education. Through Dream2Teach, MySchool will help aspiring learners achieve their dreams of becoming a teacher with a personalised support and scholarships from…


Applications for 2018 financial aid open


Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Acting…


Funding gap at crowded colleges ‘set to widen’


Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are underfunded because of over enrolment and the Treasury projects the funding gap will widen by 2020. In a developing economy, the technical skills offered by these colleges are critical to growth….

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Crowdfunding initiative to support student education


Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide. In a call to action for all South Africans, the bank has undertaken to be the financier, enabler and go-to-market partner of…

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No plans to privatise NSFAS


Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has disputed rumours that he is planning to privatise or hand over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to the bank. “There is absolutely no intention to privatise or hand over NSFAS…

Malala Yousafzai, 16, speaks in New York last month. Yousafzai was shot a year ago by the Taliban for her outspoken advocacy in favor of girls' education in Pakistan. She is considered one of the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

 New York – Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls’ education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger of…

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Absa increases university scholarships to R210 million

The Barclays Africa Group’s 2017 CEO Scholarship Fund has increased to R210 million, allowing 3,000 university students, across its 10 African markets, to receive scholarships for the current academic year. The 2017 allocation is in partnership with 21 universities in…


SA ‘has money to cover fees’

Advocacy organisation Equal Education (EE) made an impassioned plea for the provision of free, quality higher education at the fees commission on Wednesday, saying SA had an abundance of resources that were mismanaged. President Jacob Zuma set up the commission…

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DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program


DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders’ entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – a program specifically designed to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand the economic potential of international trade and the subsequent benefits to their…