education system

 
How Malema and others rose above a system that failed them
How Malema and others rose above a system that failed them
Early in 1985, a young medical intern, Mtutuzeli Nyoka, reported for duty at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth. There to welcome him proudly...
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
Education must become a social concern
Education must become a social concern
Of the myriad drawbacks, challenges and gross injustices shrouding modern-day South African society it can reasonably be argued that large-scale...
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
The subject of progressed learners has dominated discussions at many public platforms and dinner tables. But what seems to raise most people’s eyebrows is the notion of allowing a child who failed grade 11 twice to enter grade??12. This contentious issue poses serious political and...
Race and class still define our schools
Race and class still define our schools
Education is intimately related to social class. In sociologist Max Weber’s terms, “life chances” are heavily dependent on education and...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
In a worse state than we think
In a worse state than we think
Without a sound education system a nation cannot prosper. But there is also a strong moral imperative to ensure that quality education is available...
Ministries fail to learn lesson
Ministries fail to learn lesson
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on October 5, is an annual event that gives us the opportunity to honour our corps of teachers for the important...
Together step by step
Together step by step
There is by now widespread agreement across the country on the fundamental problem in our schools -- in far too many of them, learners do not learn...
Vavi: Apartheid to blame for education system
Vavi: Apartheid to blame for education system
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, on Tuesday blamed the structures of apartheid for the...
Education heads need finance 101
Education heads need finance 101
More than half of South Africa's provincial education departments are in an administrative and financial mess, seriously undermining learning and...
Honey, I shrunk the classroom
Honey, I shrunk the classroom
The incoming government has promised to cut class sizes in schools. Cornia Pretorius and Primarashni Gower report

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