Education

​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
COMMENTThe Human Sciences Research Council released the results of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics...
​Innovate to get schooling ahead
​Innovate to get schooling ahead
COMMENT
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...
The facts explode the child-grant myth
The facts explode the child-grant myth
The child grant has significantly improved the lives of the nearly 12-million children, through better nutrition to helping put them through...
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...
​Afrocentric science can be liberatory
​Afrocentric science can be liberatory
One of the key demands of the student protests is the need for universities to transform the curriculum and provide decolonised education.
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...
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 ...
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...
​Higher education not a commodity
​Higher education not a commodity
Through their protests, campaigns and actions students have placed several fundamental issues on the public agenda. Among the most important of...
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
​Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise
COMMENTThe movement to decolonise higher education — a coalition of students, progressive academics, university staff and concerned...
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...
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...
​Hope can calm student ‘tantrums’
​Hope can calm student ‘tantrums’
COMMENTWe see ongoing student protest, despite negotiations, concessions and attempts to return to “normality”.
Free education demands radical change to the budget
Free education demands radical change to the budget
COMMENT“The doors of learning and of culture shall be opened”, according to the Freedom Charter way back in 1955. In part it declared...

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