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Prim Gower

Prim Gower

    The darker side of Indians
    The darker side of Indians
    'Shut up you black bitch. I'll slap you!" shouted the fair-skinned, plump girl.
    Motshekga acts on exam leaks
    Motshekga acts on exam leaks
    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has done the right thing by stepping into the matric exam mess in Mpumalanga and deciding that the...
    'Outdated' technical courses to return
    'Outdated' technical courses to return
    The department of higher education and training is doing an about-turn in the already fragile further education and training (FET) technical...
    Taking students to the next level
    Taking students to the next level
    A new initiative to allow further education and training (FET) college students to continue their training at university level will take off next...
    Revised curriculum a 'disaster'
    Revised curriculum a 'disaster'
    Wide-ranging policy confusion and inadequate support of teachers by the education authorities have bedevilled the implementation of the revised...
    Merger funding dries up
    Merger funding dries up
    The education department will not provide merged universities with additional special funds to assist them with their progress.
    Matric boss quits
    Matric boss quits
    With less than a month before the start of the national senior certificate matric exams, Penny Vinjevold, the official in charge of the exams, has...
    Reign of vice
    Reign of vice
    The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, is setting up a structure similar to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where present and former staff can unburden themselves about the trauma they suffered under the vice-chancellorship of Aaron Ndlovu....
    Matric headache for universities
    Matric headache for universities
    Staff working in university student admissions offices will have to remain on tenter-hooks until the end of September when the Department of Basic...
    Idle minds, social time bomb
    Idle minds, social time bomb
    Nearly three million of the 6,7-million young South Africans in the 18-to-24-year age group were unemployed or not receiving education and training...
    Still no pre-school for all
    Still no pre-school for all
    Thousands of children will continue to lose out on a year of pre-schooling because of the lack of political will and the failure of provincial...
    Plastic bags to World Champs
    Plastic bags to World Champs
    Four months after he stunned the South African sporting community by running a brilliant 100m race as an unknown, South Africa's new sprint star,...