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Stellenbosch University gets its own climate studies school

The faculty is the first of its kind in the battle against climate change

Schooling and Covid: A new UN report tracks adaptations in education in 142 countries

The pandemic precipitated a global experiment in education, which Unesco is keen to document and support

Fundraiser: That’s the VC’s job description

Subsidy cuts and rising unemployment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means how to finance higher education is the most significant challenge

School system produces dropouts who are used to drive unrest

Our government needs to interrogate our education system because worse is still to come through the hands of the youngsters who they have failed

The enduring value of the English Olympiad

The annual contest asks participants to write responses to questions that aim to elicit their understanding of a range of prescribed texts. This activity, simple on the face of it, asks a great deal from its participants

Summit to explore redefining the future of education

‘If education must address the needs of society, then we have to adapt to the current and future needs’

Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool

Technology is one tool in a larger arsenal for a superior educational experience, and teachers must be continually trained to use it

Limpopo principal is the world’s best

The head of a primary school near Tzaneen won the title for his leadership and contribution to education

Project to give away 100 000 books to encourage childhood literacy

It will also support practitioners at 40 early childhood development centres to make use of a literacy-themed learning programme and provide practical training and materials to caregivers

Covid children’s project teaches crucial lessons

Early childhood development programmes can provide crucial services with the correct support

It’s back to school for the 16 000 teachers on special leave for comorbidities

People at early childhood development are still fighting to get Covid-19 vaccinations

Children’s conversion therapy up for discussion in new bill

Conversion therapy in LGBTQIA+ children is discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality under the constitution of South Africa; yet it is still not prohibited under the Children’s Act of 2005. An amendment seeks to change that

Challenge to state as learners miss out on daily meals

Advocacy group Equal Education says Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs must tell court why they shouldn’t be jailed or fined for contempt over failures of the national school nutrition programme during the pandemic

Early childhood development teachers to move to basic education department from April next year

The long wait to move early childhood development teachers to the department of basic education will be over in nine months, but this does not mean all of them are yet in line to be vaccinated

Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer

People who have had Covid-19 in the past 30 days or who have had a flu shot in the past 14 days will be vaccinated at a later date

Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date

More than half a million basic education-sector workers are set to receive the vaccination in the next two weeks

Soweto teacher dismissed for the alleged repeated rape of a learner

The learner was 13 when the alleged rapes started, and they continued for two years until she asked to be moved to another school

School bullies: ‘Hurt people hurt people’

Schools cannot resolve a child’s abusive behaviour alone — parents and society teach them to bully

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