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A template for 21st century education

Project-based learning, where learners find solutions in groups, builds sustainable livelihoods

There is no honour in leaking a matric exam paper

Those involved in the breach must be ‘dealt with swiftly and harshly’

Testing times for grade 12 learners

Strict Covid protocols are in place for the exams, with special provision made for those who test positive

More provinces involved in matric exam paper leak

The first investigation into the maths paper two leak is expected to be concluded by the end of November.

Matric’s exam paper leaked

Some learners in two provinces had access to the maths paper two leak a few hours before they sat for the exam

Low-fee independent schools ignored

These schools cater for the poorest urban learners but they are battling to keep their doors open.

NSFAS is a nepotist fiefdom – staff

Employees at the student financial aid scheme have told the education parliamentary portfolio committee that the administrator did not follow procedures when people were appointed

Two MECs fail to understand their harmful blunders

The Western Cape’s Debbie Schäfer missed the point about racism and the North West’s Mmaphefo Matsemela undermined the dignity of a young man

How to create a new and better normal in the education sector

The education sector should use the opportunity of Covid-19 to address its challenges strategically

Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis unwrapped itself as a surprising gift for university educators

A message to the Class of 2020: You are equal to this challenge

Given Covid-19, the ensuing lockdown, and the number of school days lost, the odds have been stacked against this year’s matrics. But our country’s children have previously shown us just how resilient they are

Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country

When politicians talk about ‘our people’, who are they referring to?

The same government that talks about being in service of ‘our people fails poor, black children whose only dream is to receive an education

Fifteen witnesses for vice-chancellor probe

Sefako Makgatho University vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati had interdicted parliament last month from continuing with the inquiry

The shame of 40 000 missing education certificates

Graduates are being left in the lurch by a higher education department that is simply unable to deliver the crucial certificates proving their qualifications - in some cases dating back to 1992

WSU suspends classes and exams to avoid the spread of Covid-19

The university says it has to take the precautionary measures because 26 students have tested positive on its East London campus

Eastern Cape universities concerned by rising Covid cases

Fort Hare says 26 more students have tested positive while Walter Sisulu University says some of its students have been admitted to hospital.

NSFAS’s woes do not help its mandate

Nehawu wants the scheme’s administrator, Randall Carolissen, to be removed

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