Education

Michael Komape's school needed new toilets over a decade ago
Michael Komape's school needed new toilets over a decade ago
The former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School told the Limpopo High Court today that she made repeated requests for new toilets for the school...
Michael Komape: Court hears Limpopo education dept planned pauper burial
Michael Komape: Court hears Limpopo education dept planned pauper burial
The Limpopo High Court heard yesterday that the provincial education department was planning to give Michael Komape a pauper burial, after learning...
‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
Counsel for the state this week said that providing toilets at public schools cannot “solely” be the responsibility of the department of...
Council defends law school accreditation decision
Council defends law school accreditation decision
The head of the Council for Higher Education (CHE), Narend Baijnath, has defended the council’s bombshell decision to withdraw the undergraduate...
Toilet into which Michael Komape fell was carelessly maintained, court hears
Toilet into which Michael Komape fell was carelessly maintained, court hears
Mehlodumela Primary School began asking for new toilets from the Limpopo department of education six years before little Michael Komape fell into a...
Promise of PhDs doesn’t add up
Promise of PhDs doesn’t add up
Our higher education system has been awarding ever more PhD qualifications for the past 30 to 40 years. For about half that time, those working...
South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’
South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’
Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they’ve qualified. It’s a global phenomenon, and one that...
UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students
The UDM has rejected a Fees Commission recommendation that income contingency loans (ICL) be adopted as a funding model for students, saying it...
Michael Komape's mother relives seeing her dead son's hand inside a pit toilet
Michael Komape's mother relives seeing her dead son's hand inside a pit toilet
It is almost three years since Michael Komape died and his family is yet to receive an apology from the Department of Basic Education, Limpopo...
University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal
University South Africa is concerned about new funding proposal
Universities South Africa (USAf) has expressed concern over an income-contingent loan (ICL) funding model proposed in the recently-released Fees...
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul
Agriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other
Fees commission report: Fee-free higher education is not feasible yet
Fees commission report: Fee-free higher education is not feasible yet
President Jacob Zuma has officially released the Fees Commission report into the feasibility of free education two months after it first landed on...
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Here are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of pupils needing...

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