Bongekile Macupe

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

University rankings: Boon or bane?

Most industry players believe the criteria used in university rankings leave out critical considerations such as the social context of South Africa.

Manana pulls out of campus gender talk

Following allegations that Manana hit Mandisa Duma at a Johannesburg restaurant, last-minute changes had to be made to the dialogue programme

Teacher shot in murder-suicide in full view of pupils

The incident occurred at Sedibasathutho primary school near Bushbuckridge.

Ivy League schools fail black parents’ grade

Two mothers say their choice schools encourage pupils to embrace their indivuality and culture

‘We’re not racist; just give coloureds a chance’

Protests disrupted schooling in Klipspruit West after a black principal was brought into the largely coloured area

Sins of the father: Parents of expelled pupils go to court

Independent schools do not have a duty to provide a basic education as provided for in the Constitution. Or do they?

Bitter aftermath of sexual abuse

A mother and daughter appear to have been failed by the very agencies meant to protect them

What does it take to be a good school?

Strong leaders, getting the basics right and a can-do attitude steer a school to success, a study says

CPUT’s vice-head gets R2m to sit at home

“When he has to appear for a hearing, he postpones. The guy is being paid”

Ramaphosa: SA progress means free higher education for the poor

The deputy president believes that the country will only know that it has made progress once it is able to provide free higher education to the poor.

​KZN education department claims lobby group’s court bid gives ‘false hope’

KwaZulu-Natal department cites budget constraints as pupils continue to suffer the effects of lack of easy access to schools.

Racial bias alleged in bursary court case

"In court papers Solidarity argues that the selection criteria exclude white students from receiving a bursary."

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!