Author

 
Faranaaz Veriava

Faranaaz Veriava

    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....
    Every class should have a teacher
    Every class should have a teacher
    COMMENT
    Bad teachers still reach for the rod
    Bad teachers still reach for the rod
    According to the most recent data from Statistics South Africa's General Household Surveys, 15.8% of pupils – approximately 2.2-million...
    Antagonism demeans state's case
    Antagonism demeans state's case
    The department of basic education's recent responses to civil society campaigns for improved learning conditions reveal some disturbing...
    Schools strain at state’s long leash
    Schools strain at state’s long leash
    A vibrant jurisprudence is evolving in the Constitutional Court that will provide more clarity on the delineation of functions and the balance of...
    Flies in the ointment of education policy
    Flies in the ointment of education policy
    Late last year, Education Minister Naledi Pandor announced that 40% of learners countrywide would benefit from fee-free schooling in 2007. At about...
    Flies in the ointment of education policy
    Flies in the ointment of education policy
    Late last year, Education Minister Naledi Pandor announced that 40% of learners countrywide would benefit from fee-free schooling in 2007. At about...