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Prega Govender

Prega Govender

Prega Govender is the Mail & Guardian's education editor. He was a journalist at the Sunday Times for almost 20 years before joining the M&G in May 2016. He has written extensively on education issues pertaining to both the basic and higher education sectors.
    ​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
    ​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
    The government is planning to scrutinise the income tax and financial records of families earning up to R600 000 in a bid to determine the number...
    Department juggles teacher numbers
    Department juggles teacher numbers
    South Africa is projected to have a surplus of 81 725 teachers by 2020.
    Academic gets even with Cape varsity tech after being turned down for promotion
    Academic gets even with Cape varsity tech after being turned down for promotion
    When an associate professor lodged a grievance against the dean of an education faculty she did not realise that it would later scupper her chances...
    Wits University bans sexual, romantic relationships between staff and students
    Wits University bans sexual, romantic relationships between staff and students
    The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has banned sexual and romantic relationships between staff and undergraduate and honours students.
    SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
    SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
    South Africa’s grade nines were ranked second-last out of 39 countries in maths last year — and were also placed at the bottom of the...
    Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
    Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
    The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned that students will revolt if the department of higher education and training reduces...
    Women teachers prey on pupils
    Women teachers prey on pupils
    Although most cases of sexual misconduct at schools involve male teachers, authorities are seeing a number of women teachers engaging in sexual...
    Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
    Delivery of Grade 12 literature setbooks for 2017 looks mostly on track
    While several provinces have already delivered grade 12 literature setbooks in the different languages to schools, the Eastern Cape was hoping they...
    Ministerial tardiness leaves matric students without novels in African languages
    Ministerial tardiness leaves matric students without novels in African languages
    While English home language speakers will study the 2001 fantasy novel ...
    Limpopo school exam scandal unravels as police probe continues
    Limpopo school exam scandal unravels as police probe continues
    Police are busy questioning staff and learners of New Era College in Malamulele, Limpopo, following the leak of the matric maths examination paper...
    Percy's golden boot wows Portugal
    Percy's golden boot wows Portugal
    He is fearless on the football field and when he runs with the ball it seems as though it is glued to his feet. He is speedy, agile and displays...
    Stellenbosch students traumatised by 'men in black' still have to write exams
    Stellenbosch students traumatised by 'men in black' still have to write exams
    A Stellenbosch University student who was suspended for a month during the #FeesMustFall protests has described the trauma of being constantly...