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JSE drops insider trading probe of former Advtech chairman

SOUTH Africa’s stock exchange has dropped an investigation into an insider trading claim made against the former chairman of private education firm Advtech following a takeover bid. The JSE said [...]

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The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image

SALMAN KHAN SITS at the head of a conference table, surrounded by about a dozen children, talking about Hitler. It’s late June, nine months into the first year at Khan Lab School, Khan’s [...]

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Free education is a worthy goal, but South Africa isn’t ready for it yet

Free education in South Africa is a goal worth pursuing, especially for students who are poor and want access to tertiary institutions and those who correctly see it as a right and developmental [...]

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Varsity fee protests suggest need for more private players

South Africa should learn from Brazil, where the availability of higher education has been significantly boosted by a rapid growth in private higher education institutions, argues Ann Bernstein. [...]

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5 Opportunities For Investing In African Private Education

It is school season in Cote d’Ivoire. Kids are excited. Parents are hopeful. It is the typical excitement and hope you could expect anywhere in the West. Except one thing: parents are concerned [...]

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How can technology improve school education?

Reports about the deficiencies of primary and secondary education are released almost daily. The PISA test, for example, which quantitatively tests 15-years-olds in 65 countries, showed a [...]

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Curro makes first cross-border school acquisition

Curro, which abandoned a takeover bid for smaller rival Advtech in July, will pay 180 million rand for Windhoek Gymnasium, an independent school in the capital of neighbouring Namibia. If [...]

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Advtech acquires Summit College

PRIVATE education group Advtech on Thursday announced that it had concluded an R82m agreement to acquire Summit College from the Summit College Trust. Advtech, which is the owner of premium [...]

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British aid to private schools in developing countries could violate human rights, say international campaigners

The U.K. government could be violating children’s right to education by funding for-profit schools in developing countries, according to international campaigners, who are trying to put a stop to [...]

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Advtech Gets Shareholder Support for 850m Rand Rights Issue

>than 90% of shareholders at general meeting in favor of offer, co. says in e-mailed statement.   * Full terms, incl. price, ratio of entitlement, to be announced on or before Nov. 3. Source: [...]

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