Category: Education

Catholic Students’ Jubilee This Year

The Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) is set to celebrate its silver jubilee this year. The celebration is expected to take place in early July after the conclusion of the 25th annual national conference in Gauteng.

De La Salle Old Boy Takes the Reins!

De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School in Victory Park, Johannesburg, has a new principal — and he is an old boy of the school. Neil Berndsen has taken up the position as headmaster this month.

Church Student Body to Help with New Registrations

The Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) will be offering assistance to first-year students as they enter universities for registration. This includes partnering with student representative councils (SRCs) to ensure the smooth running of the registrations processes.

Free University! But How?

Catholic university chaplains applaud President Jacob Zuma’s announcement to make education at tertiary institutions free for students from lower-income families but are alarmed at the government’s lack of strategy to implement this new policy.

Catholic Schools Beat National Average Again

It was another year in which Catholic schools outperformed the national average. In the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, written by public state schools, Catholic schools recorded an 84,1% pass rate—an improvement over the past two years—against the national average of 74,6%.

Salesians Give Training and Hope to Jobless Youth

With an unemployment rate of over 50%, and 40% of adults in South Africa having no schooling or only primary schooling, the Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP) work to create opportunities for youth at risk in Cape Toen