Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe is an education reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

Delayed supp exams raise red flag

Educators say the state’s Second Chance programme doesn’t provide enough support to pupils who failed matric

Education shows improvements

Poor schools are getting better results and the top 10 districts hail from just two provinces

Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the country is moving closer to its goals

This is how feeder zones will work

Schools must accept the nearest pupils first, regardless of their language or ability to pay

Independent assessor throws new light on ‘deeply divided’ MUT

Things reached a 'crisis point' at MUT when the executive committee of council suspended six members of the executive management

Court tells Angie to fix schools – now

Equal Education has scored another victory in its long-running bid to force the department’s arm

Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT

A report compiled by the UCT curriculum change working group shows that coloniality remains a problem at the university

Jail awaits if you fake your matric

Education quality assurer Umalusi has raised a red flag about two websites that sell fake matric certificates, a criminal offence

MUT head’s lavish life slammed

The university's council was aware of the abuse of resources but nothing was done to stop it

Pupils feel the heat of arsonists

The basic education departments cannot afford to replace or refurbish schools burnt in protests

Eight universities get full LLB accreditation; five more in the balance

Universities that faced the risk of losing their accreditation for the bachelor of laws qualification are off the hook

Fleece the state, face the music

Public officials who routinely find loopholes to siphon money out of government coffers may soon find themselves in the dock

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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