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David Macfarlane: ANALYSIS

David Macfarlane: ANALYSIS

    Academics' equity test gets an F
    Academics' equity test gets an F
    A scientific study known as the “equity index”, which centres on a mathematical formula that its authors claim provides an objective...
    Motshekga's omissions say a lot about matric results
    Motshekga's omissions say a lot about matric results
    Releasing the 2013 matric results on Monday evening, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's eloquence on the credibility of the 78.2% pass...
    Education sagas come to a head
    Education sagas come to a head
    At the centre of this week’s Labour Court dispute between the basic education department and teacher unions is a five-page document granting...
    Motshekga: Where does the political buck stop?
    Motshekga: Where does the political buck stop?
    "He walks between raindrops," says Michael Douglas's character about an urbanely slimy financier in director Oliver Stone's movie...
    Rights of pregnant pupils upheld
    Rights of pregnant pupils upheld
    The Constitutional Court's judgment last week in a case concerning schoolgirl pregnancy has been warmly and justifiably welcomed for its strong...
    Motshekga: Minister of insincerity
    Motshekga: Minister of insincerity
    As rights organisation Equal Education this week prepared new court papers on school infrastructure and arranged a related protest march to be held...
    Textbook debacle: Delivery just the tip of the iceberg
    Textbook debacle: Delivery just the tip of the iceberg
    Will the textbooks, destined to become the most famous in South Africa's education history if they ever arrive at all 4 000 Limpopo...