Education

Theatre, play and comedy can encourage a love of reading
Theatre, play and comedy can encourage a love of reading
The performing arts have always had a difficult time proving their value in an education system that prioritises maths and science. Too few studies...
South Africa needs to think differently and embrace 4IR
South Africa needs to think differently and embrace 4IR
To shape our future, our universities need to foster innovation and creativity. This is in response to South Africa’s history and a political...
Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too
Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too
Any education expert will tell you that a child’s home environment is critical to shaping their future — well before they even enter...
Carolissen turns NSFAS around in six months
Carolissen turns NSFAS around in six months
When National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) administrator Dr Randall Carolissen walked into the job six months ago, he found an organisation...
Rapists back at school with victims
Rapists back at school with victims
Like most girls, Micheline Abrahams* goes to school every day. Unlike most girls, Micheline attends school with three of the boys accused of raping...
Student housing shortage still a problem
Student housing shortage still a problem
It’s the third month of 2019, yet many students are still looking for accommodation. This is evident from posts on social media by students ...
Vetting lapse puts pupils at risk
Vetting lapse puts pupils at risk
Three years ago, a convicted paedophile taught at a primary school in Cape Town for three months.
Home education is a viable alternative
Home education is a viable alternative
Ever since being legalised in South Africa in 1996, home education has been on a steady growth path. There were 56 857 children being schooled at...
Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge
Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge
It is recognised internationally that the key to sustained economic recovery and growth lies in high-quality school education, yet the majority of...
Three Rs plus playful classes builds creativity, critical thinking
Three Rs plus playful classes builds creativity, critical thinking
There has not been such a burst of interest in plans and programmes in South Africa’s education system for a long time. From preschool to...
Pupils at four Eastern Cape schools get ticket to ride
Pupils at four Eastern Cape schools get ticket to ride
The Eastern Cape department of education has agreed to provide transport to pupils who are walking 10km or more to school.
Make it uniform: Schools agree to scrap anti-competitive behaviour
Make it uniform: Schools agree to scrap anti-competitive behaviour
The Competition Commission has reached an agreement with several schools and uniform suppliers found guilty of anti-competitive behaviour.
What’s love got to do with learning?
What’s love got to do with learning?
On a freezing late January afternoon in New York, forum members of the International Education Funders Group met behind closed doors to ask: “Is...
Are elite former white schools ‘the best’?
Are elite former white schools ‘the best’?
Elite former “whites-only” schools hold a special place in the imagination of South Africans. With grand architecture and sweeping grounds,...

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