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Ryan Hoffmann

Ryan Hoffmann

    Cosatu: 'Get to school on time!'
    Cosatu: 'Get to school on time!'
    Trade union federation Cosatu has thrown its weight behind an education NGO's campaign to encourage learners to get to school on time.
    UniZulu students want classes again
    UniZulu students want classes again
    Student representatives at the strife-torn University of Zululand (UniZulu) are hopeful that academic activity will resume at the institution on...
    EC education crisis comes to Parliament
    EC education crisis comes to Parliament
    More than 100 high school learners picketed outside Parliament on Thursday last week to draw attention to education crisis in the Eastern Cape....
    HIV testing must 'protect learners' rights'
    HIV testing must 'protect learners' rights'
    The lack of privacy at schools means that HIV tests on schoolchildren there must not proceed without proper planning and protection of learners'...
    Activists welcome HIV tests at school
    Activists welcome HIV tests at school
    Children's rights experts and activists have welcomed government proposals offer HIV tests in schools. These tests would not be compulsory and...
    Quality matters
    Quality matters
    The access to the provision of free education is a worthy goal but it should not come at the expense of quality.
    Behind the first-year flood
    Behind the first-year flood
    Universities that offer substantial numbers of diplomas as well as degrees appear to be the first choice of students who have been flooding...
    Flood of new matrics besiege varsities
    Flood of new matrics besiege varsities
    Two Johannesburg universities were flooded this week by unprecedented numbers of students seeking late admission. Speculation is that this follows...
    Class of 2010 in limbo
    Class of 2010 in limbo
    More than 20% of learners who heard last week that they had passed the matric exams could be left in limbo in the 2011 academic year -- despite an...
    A matter of principals
    A matter of principals
    School governing bodies (SGBs) expressed dismay this week that the department of basic education was discussing whether to remove their power to...
    'Cut only the fat'
    'Cut only the fat'
    The Western Cape education department has slashed its budget for a national programme that supports poor schools, despite strong advice from its...
    "Still in chains", says black honours graduate
    "Still in chains", says black honours graduate
    A graduate from one of South Africa's top universities has written a scathing open letter to Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade...