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School dropout numbers blamed on poor learning in early grades
School dropout numbers blamed on poor learning in early grades
A top education analyst has blamed the shocking dropout statistics of pupils before they reach matric on their “weak learning” during the early...
Read between the lines, kids
Read between the lines, kids
Three out of every five children in public schools don’t understand what they read in class.And the “undue influence” exerted by the...
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades
By the time most learners in poor schools reach the end of grade 3, the chances of them achieving a good matric pass is unlikely. It’s the...
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
In the past two weeks, we have seen protests erupt at former Afrikaans-only universities, specifically at the University of Pretoria and the...
Schools' bias stymies black pupils
Schools' bias stymies black pupils
Progress in changing language policy at Stellenbosch University also points to the need for transformation of the discriminatory institutional...
Meet tyranny with rage, not violence
Meet tyranny with rage, not violence
Last week, during a radio talk show about the rising tide of student protests in higher education institutions, a caller named Bongani dared me to...
'Stellenbosch is not racist but we do have racists'
'Stellenbosch is not racist but we do have racists'
The path to a transformed Stellenbosch University was far from finished, nor was it without its problems, Rector and Vice-Chancellor Professor Wim...
Not open, says Open Stellenbosch
Not open, says Open Stellenbosch
On August 7 Stellenbosch University announced it would be investing R68.8-million in the diversification of its staff. This is the latest of the...
To make hope and history rhyme, listen
To make hope and history rhyme, listen
‘Change is neither easy nor comfortable. In fact, if it does not make us uncomfortable, we are not doing it right. Transformation is essential to...
Build new communities of knowledge
Build new communities of knowledge
Of the many slights that neoliberalism has visited on higher education, the attack on the idea of community is the least understood. The measure of...
SA performs world's first penis transplant
SA performs world's first penis transplant
The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony.

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