Education

'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
In Klipspruit West, south of Johannesburg, children are playing in the streets in the middle of the day in their pyjamas. Rocks barricade the streets...
Hybrid study model is effective
Hybrid study model is effective
The University of Pretoria’s hybrid learning programme proved to be invaluable last year when classes were disrupted by the #FeesMustFall...
Education MEC and St John’s community seek expulsion of racist teacher
Education MEC and St John’s community seek expulsion of racist teacher
A prestigious private boys’ school, St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, has found a senior teacher guilty of numerous racist...
What does it take to be a good school?
What does it take to be a good school?
Using social networks such as WhatsApp at school is mostly viewed as disruptive, especially for pupils. But some of the best-performing schools in...
At least 50 000 children go hungry in KwaZulu-Natal
At least 50 000 children go hungry in KwaZulu-Natal
At least 50 000 children in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday did not receive a meal they had expected, as a new system for school feeding in that province remained in...
KZN school lunches may be off menu
KZN school lunches may be off menu
Come Monday, tens of thousands of children at KwaZulu-Natal schools are at risk of missing their only meal for the day — unless companies...
CPUT's vice-head gets R2m to sit at home
CPUT's vice-head gets R2m to sit at home
Nine months, and counting, is the period that Dr Prins Nevhutalu, the vice-chancellor of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), has been...
Ramaphosa: SA progress means free higher education for the poor
Ramaphosa: SA progress means free higher education for the poor
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that the country will only know that it has made progress once it is able to provide free higher...
Public-only schools force equality
Public-only schools force equality
Education is seen as an investment, one that empowers individuals to climb the ladder.
Maths is still compulsory, education department insists
Maths is still compulsory, education department insists
The Department of Basic Education has reiterated that it will not be removing Maths for Grades 7 to 9, after several news reports indicated that it...
​KZN education department claims lobby group’s court bid gives ‘false hope’
​KZN education department claims lobby group’s court bid gives ‘false hope’
With just two years left before Nokuthemba Sikhakhane finishes school, there is little chance she will ever enjoy a 15-minute journey to school...
Success needs a solid foundation
Success needs a solid foundation
The oft-used phrase “The devil in the detail” — which is also the title of a recently published book on the arms deal by Paul Holden and...
Free varsity tuition policy a 'victory'
Free varsity tuition policy a 'victory'
This week’s ANC policy conference resolved that free higher education for working class, “missing middle” students and the poor must be...
G is for Globalism
G is for Globalism
Sesame Street is a programme for children; its vibrant characters and score make this clear. But it’s no Saturday morning cartoon, hawking...

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