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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...
I owe, I owe, it’s off to (private) school I go
I owe, I owe, it’s off to (private) school I go
Parents of learners attending the country’s top private schools pay high fees for their children’s tuition and boarding, with additional...
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
It’s remarkably common for classes to be disrupted by teachers answering their cellphones, a study has found. Schoolchildrens’ phones are also...
Teaching posts for 'sale' harms education
Teaching posts for 'sale' harms education
The role labour unions must play in the life of every employee can never be disavowed. Even if we think of teaching as an essential service, it is...
Gauteng school feeder zone criteria will "prolong and legalise racial exclusion", says Concourt
Gauteng school feeder zone criteria will "prolong and legalise racial exclusion", says Concourt
The Constitutional Court has ordered Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, to determine the feeder zones for public schools in the province within...
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
The basic education department’s solution to the dire shortage of counsellors, psychologists and social workers at schools is to deploy student...

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