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Prega Govender

Prega Govender

Prega Govender is the Mail & Guardian's education editor. He was a journalist at the Sunday Times for almost 20 years before joining the M&G in May 2016. He has written extensively on education issues pertaining to both the basic and higher education sectors.
    Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
    Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
    New languages are being introduced in schools in an effort to promote cultural understanding and to give people more job opportunities.
    Baby steps to decolonise schools
    Baby steps to decolonise schools
    It’s time to decolonise the school curriculum, officials in the department of basic education have told Parliament.
    ​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
    ​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
    Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...
    Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
    Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
    The Northern Cape’s education department has launched a project to reduce learner pregnancies at schools — sex education for boys.
    Back to school for gymslip mothers
    Back to school for gymslip mothers
    Schools may soon be banned from forcing girls who have given birth to remain at home for months — or even more than a year — before...
    ​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
    ​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
    When Nicole van Nieuwenhuizen became pregnant at the age of 16, she vowed not to become another high school dropout.
    SA schools boot out Swazi, Moz children over missing IDs
    SA schools boot out Swazi, Moz children over missing IDs
    Schools close to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders in Mpumalanga are refusing to admit hundreds — and possibly thousands — of...
    Missing-middle varsity students score
    Missing-middle varsity students score
    A total of 560 medical and 480 engineering students will become the first beneficiaries of “missing middle” families to receive free tertiary...
    It's a tough 16/7 slog but 'Merc C' matrics are top of the class
    It's a tough 16/7 slog but 'Merc C' matrics are top of the class
    Placing the most promising matric learners in one class and naming it the “C” class, after a luxury Mercedes Benz model, may sound odd but it...
    Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
    Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
    Almost 100 000 of the country’s 381 394 teachers have signed a petition calling on government to urgently amend the provisions of its pension...
    Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
    Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
    Provincial education departments faced legal claims of up to R1.5‑billion over the past financial year, according to their annual reports.
    ‘Hilton, stop poaching our sports stars’
    ‘Hilton, stop poaching our sports stars’
    The heads of a group of boys’ schools in Gauteng have asked the country’s most expensive private school, Hilton College, to stop “poaching”...