Higher education makes strides in screening for COVID-19
Over 600 000 students and staff in the post-school education system have used the HealthCheck assessment tool to screen for coronavirus.
R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’
Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.
Huawei ICT Academy attracts 23 local TVET colleges
Huawei and the South African College Principals Organisation establish ICT academies in 23 TVET colleges across SA’s nine provinces.
NSFAS students in laptop limbo as govt opens tender
There’s no clarity on when National Student Financial Aid Scheme beneficiaries will receive laptops, as government is still to commence procurement.
Government looks to the skies to boost digital education
The Department of Higher Education considers space science and Earth observation tech, as it looks for ways to implement its multi-modal and remote learning systems.
Parly committee calls for executive changes at TIA
Parliament’s science and technology committee wants to see the removal of both the interim chairperson and CEO of the Technology Innovation Agency.
Ekurhuleni’s science, innovation varsity gets thumbs up
Minister Blade Nzimande welcomes the Ekurhuleni university plans, saying it’s an opportunity for young people to create cutting-edge tech.
Sci-tech ministry earmarks R5bn for innovative start-ups
The fund is designed to largely de-risk the early stages of technology commercialisation and business development.