Chiefs Donate R1 Million


Kaizer Chiefs have donated R1 million to the Gift of the Givers, as part of the club’s programme to give back to the community.

Student teachers funding shock


Cape Town - Many prospective teachers are being denied funding from the national education bursary scheme because they do not speak or will not be able to teach in an indigenous African language.


The Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary programme, offered to 25 percent of the national student teacher intake at universities, says people who want to study foundation phase (grades 1 to 3) teaching would already need to be trained in an indigenous African language.


Feeding scheme seeks funds


A FEEDING scheme in Merlewood is doing all it can to ensure that children from poor households in the area get at least one decent meal a week.

NGO’s teams need cash to help after second quake in Nepal


GIFT of the Givers’ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman yesterday said they are depending on cash donations to assist those in need in Nepal after a second powerful earthquake struck the area yesterday.


Speaking to The Witness, Sooliman said no Gift of the Givers medical or volunteer teams will be sent this time as “most areas are completely inaccessible”.


“We are depending on cash donations to assist them on that side. It is much better to buy stuff there than to purchase it here and then transport it,” he said.


Student funding probe to determine depth of corruption


A FORENSIC probe into corrupt practices at the government’s embattled multibillion-rand student funding vehicle is set to be launched, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday.