Ryan Hoffmann

Bullets and books

Violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have choked the growth of literacy in the region, a major Unesco report released this week says.

Cabinet lifeline for EC schools

For the first time since 1994, national government has invoked legislation and taken over the running of a provincial education department.

Cosatu: ‘Get to school on time!’

Trade union federation Cosatu has thrown its weight behind an education NGO's campaign to encourage learners to get to school on time.

UniZulu students want classes again

Student representatives at the strife-torn University of Zululand are hopeful that academic activity will resume at the institution on Wednesday.

Law ‘should force govt to act’ on education crisis

Inequality across schools is so extreme that legislation should be amended to force the government to set minimum infrastructure standards.

EC education crisis comes to Parliament

More than 100 high school learners picketed outside Parliament on Thursday last week to draw attention to education crisis in the Eastern Cape.

HIV testing must ‘protect learners’ rights’

The lack of privacy at schools means that HIV tests on schoolchildren there must not proceed without proper planning and protection of human rights.

Activists welcome HIV tests at school

Children's rights experts and activists have welcomed government proposals offer HIV tests in schools.

Quality matters

The access to the provision of free education is a worthy goal but it should not come at the expense of quality.

Culprits fingered in school exclusion cases

Eastern Cape official says white male principals are prime offenders in school exclusions.

Behind the first-year flood

Universities that offer diplomas as well as degrees appear to be the first choice of students who have been flooding universities.

Flood of new matrics besiege varsities

Two Johannesburg universities were flooded this week by unprecedented numbers of students seeking late admission.

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