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It's best to teach pupils by the book
It's best to teach pupils by the book
South Africa’s education system is widely accepted to be in crisis. An alarming number of its children are functionally illiterate and innumerate....
R180m owed for school supplies
R180m owed for school supplies
A cash-strapped ­Eastern Cape education department asked publishers to ­“deviate” from government procurement procedures to supply books and...
Letters to the editor: April 10 to 16 2015
Letters to the editor: April 10 to 16 2015
Muslim women such as Fatima Asmal should be saluted for heeding Jewish and Christian law (
Anatomy of a varsity textbook
Anatomy of a varsity textbook
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Pupils Speak Out: If you can't give us textbooks, give us computers
Pupils Speak Out: If you can't give us textbooks, give us computers
This article is part of a weekly series by South African pupils. It offers them a chance to be part of the debate about their education...
No time to make decent textbooks
No time to make decent textbooks
New textbooks the government will distribute to public schools in 2016 are almost certain to be lack academic quality, publishers have warned.
Learning to live in a material world
Learning to live in a material world
The department of basic education’s draft new policy on teaching and learning materials is a welcome initiative – but it could and should go...
Single textbook option slammed
Single textbook option slammed
Learning and teaching will be severely damaged, many publishing companies will close and thousands of jobs will be lost if the government implements its proposal to remove any choice in which textbooks schools use....
Students hurt by pricey textbooks
Students hurt by pricey textbooks
University of the Witwatersrand second-year actuarial science student Awakhiwe Kona was awarded a R4?000 bursary by the Gauteng province to buy...
School textbooks present Mandela as 'messianic myth'
School textbooks present Mandela as 'messianic myth'
The “mega myth” of former president Nelson Mandela as “messiah” and saviour is actively being strengthened in school history textbooks...
DA reveals 'insulting' figures on basic education dept
DA reveals 'insulting' figures on basic education dept
Only 41% of teachers currently meet required content knowledge levels, and only 61% of pupils have access to the required textbooks in all grades...

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