Faranaaz Veriava

human rights advocate @ SECTION27, mother & partner. Tweet in my own capacity. Faranaaz Veriava has over 386 followers on Twitter.

It’s best to teach pupils by the book

Textbooks are essential when there's no culture of reading and teachers lack content knowledge.

Private schools do not stand apart

Make no mistake: the autonomy of such institutions does not trump the Constitution.

Public participation in education under threat

Motshekga’s reported plans to make it easier to close schools could jeopardise pupils’ rights.

Learning to live in a material world

Expecting every pupil to receive a textbook isn’t prima-donna behaviour: universal access is vital.

Every class should have a teacher

A political commitment is needed to resolve the teacher shortage in many schools.

Refugee children win right to learn

But debilitating education hurdles remain for many foreign children in legal limbo.

A textbook case for stronger action

The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.

The state must do textbooks by the book

Have lessons from the 2012 textbook crisis led to reforms that will ensure it can't recur?

Our courts are schooling the state

With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.

Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo

Priority rescues must be planned for schools where pupils' safety and health are now at risk.

Pupils come before school politics

Concourt ‘regrets’ the lack of national norms that determine when 
a school is full .

Bad teachers still reach for the rod

Tougher sanctions might be needed to enforce the laws against corporal punishment, writes Faranaaz Veriava.

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

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