Education

We need hard solutions, not ‘nice’  ideas
We need hard solutions, not ‘nice’  ideas
A recent idea suggested in education forums sounds progressive and is met with warm responses from audiences keen to seek redress and pro-poor...
The model of PhD study at South African universities needs to change
The model of PhD study at South African universities needs to change
In “The PhD quality debate has racist...
Fringe views replace universities’ position on the Copyright Amendment Bill
Fringe views replace universities’ position on the Copyright Amendment Bill
Universities South Africa (Usaf) seeks to promote optimum conditions for universities to thrive in South Africa. Therefore, it made no sense when...
Universities can advance social justice agenda in midst of the 4IR revolution
Universities can advance social justice agenda in midst of the 4IR revolution
Recently, many articles and discussions have cautioned South African institutions and organisations against becoming caught up in the hype of the...
Continuity is key to fixing education
Continuity is key to fixing education
The Mail & Guardian’s education reporter, Bongekile Macupe, went to the World Innovation Summit for Education in...
Build a sustainable future for Africa’s youth
Build a sustainable future for Africa’s youth
Unemployment among youth stands at about 54% in South Africa — but this is a crisis which can be mitigated with effective entrepreneurial...
Coding without computers reaches thousands of learners
Coding without computers reaches thousands of learners
Two programming apps that don’t require computers played a key role in bringing the world of coding to 11 500 learners across Nelson Mandela...
Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’
Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’
What is the future of the university and higher education in light of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)? How will 4IR affect traditional...
Libraries build services and communities
Libraries build services and communities
My favourite part of my job is when I attend the opening of a new library. I get excited about the opportunities and possibilities that a library...
Early childhood learning gives children a headstart in life
Early childhood learning gives children a headstart in life
Never a truer word was spoken last year than that by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation speech: “If we are to break the cycle...
Report finds most SA universities well run
Report finds most SA universities well run
Amid infrastructure backlogs, funding for students and governance issues, universities such as Fort Hare and the University of Zululand (UniZulu)...
Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds
Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds
Employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) and other people have been defrauding students of their allowances. One staff member...
Does the Copyright Bill promote access?
Does the Copyright Bill promote access?
Exactly how the Copyright Amendment Bill will facilitate “access to education” and make education cheaper have not been made clear, not least...
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Cellphones the front line for gender equality
Today, 1.4-billion girls and women live in countries that are failing on gender equality, in areas ranging from education and decent work to health...

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