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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...
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
In a study conducted on public opinion on key issues in three African nations, the Pew Research Centre found that black people are the most...
Spare the penalty, spoil the 'cheats'
Spare the penalty, spoil the 'cheats'
The Durban high court has ordered a group of high school pupils who were implicated in group cheating in the 2014 matric exams to attend disciplinary proceedings before the end of the year....
Stop the education blame game
Stop the education blame game
It is that time of the year when we pray, motivate and encourage the grade 12 learners to do the best they can in their final exams. This is not...
UCT medical academics back students’ call for #FeesMustFall
UCT medical academics back students’ call for #FeesMustFall
Senior academics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) faculty of health sciences have supported calls for free education as classes at the campus...
Five significant findings from the South African Human Rights Commission’s #EducationProtestReport
Five significant findings from the South African Human Rights Commission’s #EducationProtestReport
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its report on how protest action impacts the right to basic education. With the...
Teachers have a crucial role to play in building social cohesion
Teachers have a crucial role to play in building social cohesion
1994 was a deeply important year for South Africa. It ushered in a democratic society committed to the eradication of racism, sexism and all forms...
Rising number of South Africans willing to cough up over R1m for elite university MBA
Rising number of South Africans willing to cough up over R1m for elite university MBA
South Africans are forking out millions of rands to study for their master of business administration (MBA) degrees at the world’s leading...
The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The southern hemisphere’s cold weather is a certain signal that the winter conference season is upon us.
Challenging, collaborative and child-focused — young teachers reinvent teaching
Challenging, collaborative and child-focused — young teachers reinvent teaching
Most news about education and teachers in South Africa tends to be demoralising and grim. Whether international benchmarking placing South African...
Spiral of degeneration: If #FeesMustFall achieves its goal, quality will suffer
Spiral of degeneration: If #FeesMustFall achieves its goal, quality will suffer
The #FeesMustFall movement was widely lauded as a repeat of the 1976 student uprising. Many commentators applauded the “bravery” of the...
Principal fired for ignoring racist teacher goes back to school - with R629 000 in backpay
Principal fired for ignoring racist teacher goes back to school - with R629 000 in backpay
The SA Human Rights Commission has urged the Free State education department not to...

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