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Recruiting young and vibrant teachers through the funza lushaka bursary programme

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme continues to play a significant role in strengthening the teaching profession across the country. Government has indeed contributed enormously in sustaining this bursary for it to benefit the recipients thereof. During Minister Motshekga’s Budget Vote Speech it was announced that an amount of R991,084,000.00 was allocated for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme in the 2015/2016

Ukufunda apps drive education development

The Ukufunda Virtual School application has grown from strength to strength since its official launch in September 2014. The application was developed in partnership between the Department of Basic Education, the Reach Trust and UNICEF and is modelled on schools as centres of academic excellence. The technology was created by youth who hail from rural KwaZulu-Natal who work for the