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Italian couple is travelling around the world to tell co-operative stories

An Italian couple have set out on a year-long journey to discover inspiring co-op stories. Researcher Sara Vicari and her husband, video editor Andrea Mancori, are documenting co-ops, collective action and sustainable development in more than 10 countries. The couple have set up an association – Aroundtheworld.coop – to give voice to

Working to build up Malawi’s co-op movement

Over the last six years, we have been working with the co-operative movement in Malawi to develop a national apex body, known as the Malawi Federation of Co-operatives (MAFECO). Working with a number of partners, at the Co-operative College we have utilised our vast experience of supporting co-operatives in Malawi,

First day of NSFAS online applications go smoothly

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says the first day of online applications for 2019, are going smoothly without any technical glitches. “At 10am this morning of the first day, more than 400 new applications have successfully been submitted, and more than 8 000 users have already visited the

New Umalusi council appointed

Professor John D Volmink has been reinstated as Umalusi chairperson, the Department of Basic Education has announced. The Council, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, appointment was announced by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga last week during a formal function in Pretoria. The four-year tenure

TVET colleges: Get the skills to make your own future

Government wants more young people to attain skills and competencies that will help them find jobs or create their own enterprises. Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela on Friday said there was an incorrect perception in society that one would only consider a Technical Vocational Education and Training

Report recommends SA to make History compulsory in 2023

A report into the introduction of History as a compulsory subject has recommended that History should be phased in incrementally from 2023 in Grade 10 to 2025 in Grade 12. The Ministerial Task Team (MTT) report into the introduction of History as a compulsory subject was presented to Basic Education

R934m to be spent on university capacity development

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the department will spend R934 million on the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP) to improve student development and decolonise the curriculum.  The Minister on Thursday briefed the media ahead of tabling the department’s Budget Vote speech in Parliament. “The R934 million University

NSFAS assists newly qualifying students with aid

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says following the pronouncement by the President to increase the threshold for financial aid, it will work with public institutions of higher learning to assist learners who missed the initial application window of 30 November 2017. “To ensure that we provide for those who

End of Year Review 2015: Education

Education is a constantly evolving sector, and co-operatives are adapting to the changes. With the victory for the Conservative Party in May’s general election, David Cameron once again spoke of the Big Society – giving local communities more power and supporting co-ops – and co-op educators moved to act on