Mark Potterton

Dr Mark Potterton is primary school principal at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg

World Bank report on Covid-19’s effect on education is disappointing

Especially in a country like South Africa with its huge inequalities, a digital divide and teacher unions

What we are learning about distance learning

Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg has learned some important lessons about teaching during the Covid-19 lockdown

Course notes on higher education transformation

Jonathan Jansen spells out the issues and difficulties in making SA a more equal society in his book, Leading for Change, writes Mark Potterton.

Primacy of exam results stunts pupils’ development

The education system focuses doggedly on the National Senior Certificate and the outcome of these exams, to the detriment of students.

Responsibility is a matter of principals

Improving access to quality education is a societal issue, but it’s for a school’s head to fish out the rot.

There is a way to weed out bullying

Teachers and pupils have a responsibility to animate a caring ethos in their institutions.

Nip bullying in the bud

Ideas on how to create caring schools that build self-esteem.

Teaching bullies a lesson

In part three of our series, <b>Mark Potterton</b> looks at what schools should do about bullying.

How to beat the bullies

In this second article in our series, <b>Mark Potterton</b> gives valuable tips on how to eradicate a worldwide scourge.

Bullying affects family life

Bullying is an ongoing problem in schools and in society. This month we start a series in which we explore what bullying is and how to deal with it.

Unique vs uniform

<b>Mark Potterton</b> tackles a subject that makes both parents and educators hot under the collar.

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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