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Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe

    University is not right for everyone
    University is not right for everyone
    South Africa’s higher education system has adequate space to accommodate people coming out of the basic education sector, but they are not...
    Eastern Cape intervention gets results
    Eastern Cape intervention gets results
    For close to a decade, the Eastern Cape has been the worst province for basic education and its matric pass rate has hovered between 50% and...
    Delayed supp exams raise red flag
    Delayed supp exams raise red flag
    Educators say there is a risk that thousands of pupils who failed their matric exams but qualify to write supplementary exams might be lost to the...
    Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club
    Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club
    Teacher unions and provincial leaders have commended the department of basic education and the class of 2018 results — noting the hard work and...
    Education shows improvements
    Education shows improvements
    Farm, township and rural schools are producing more pupils eligible to study at university than affluent schools, “an unthinkable trend in the...
    This is how feeder zones will work
    This is how feeder zones will work
    The 2017 school year began with tensions between the Gauteng department of education and two high schools in Pretoria, Hoërskool Overkruin and...
    Independent assessor throws new light on ‘deeply divided’ MUT
    Independent assessor throws new light on ‘deeply divided’ MUT
    The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has been unstable for about 10 years, according to an independent assessor’s report looking into...
    Court tells Angie to fix schools – now
    Court tells Angie to fix schools – now
    “The crude and naked facts staring [at] us are that, each day, [when] the parents of these children send them to school, as they are...
    Jail awaits if you fake your matric
    Jail awaits if you fake your matric
    One can buy a matric certificate for between R300 and R3 000, it has emerged.
    Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT
    Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT
    Curriculum content at the University of Cape Town sustains colonialism and working-class black students believe their knowledge is not valued.
    MUT head's lavish life slammed
    MUT head's lavish life slammed
    The top management of the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) were complicit in the abuse of the institution by the former vice-chancellor...
    Pupils feel the heat of arsonists
    Pupils feel the heat of arsonists
    With budget cuts and an infrastructure backlog at the basic education department, it may take a while before the schools that were burnt during...