Nobody messes with Jacqui Taylor's girls! Taylor is a feisty Rosettenville, Johannesburg mother of three and will not stand for her children receiving second best when they've put in the graft. She explains that this is what pushed her towards home schooling.
More and more of South Africa's museums, galleries and even zoos have ditched their dusty personas and become vibrant, interactive institutions that are really worth a visit. The breath of fresh air blowing through these institutions is thanks largely to creative thinking in the world of curatorship.
In the same way that Neil Armstrong's famous moon walk marked the 20th century in history, biotechnology will no doubt leave its signature on the 21st. Broadly speaking, biotechnology is the industrial use of living organisms or biological processes. Examples of biotechnology products are antibiotics and techniques such as those used in waste recycling.
News about the London bombings break at the same time J-Lo's latest tantrum makes world headlines -- welcome to the global village, courtesy of 24-hour media networks. Globalisation and the tools of 21st-century communication have turned journalism into a new animal and present different opportunities for working journalists.
It has been long time coming -- but even now that it is here, the real work of implementing career-path mapping and incentive schemes for teachers is only just beginning. The R6,9-billion that was recently allocated for teachers' salaries will be spent over three years. Of this, R2,7-billion will be used to settle backlogs in salary payments.