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Puleng LenkaBula: The ‘tipping point’ leader is Unisa’s first black woman vice-chancellor

She combines a fighting spirit with a commitment to feminist and ubuntu ethics — qualities that will drive change at the institution

A blended and vaccinated future for universities

Leadership will be at the core of how the learning space evolves and uses the pandemic as an opportunity to advance

International Literacy Day: Changing the world, one word at a time

More than two-thirds of the world’s illiterate people are women. Working to change this can bring profound social and economic benefits

Young South Africans must co-drive unemployment solutions

Young people’s experiences should lead the way in a shared response to youth unemployment

Young people share their jobseeking woes

A few of South Africa's unemployed youth share their stories

‘Generational catastrophe’ — Motshekga sounds alarm on missed school

The basic education department has clearly outlined why school must not be skipped

New education certificate could help limit school dropouts

To be effective, the General Education Certificate must plug gaps, not create new ones

AI will change the study of psychology

The fourth industrial revolution, in particular artificial intelligence, will drive changes in the world of work and our daily lives

Princess Shuri gives girls a science boost

The smart, fun and easy-going warrior scientist in the film ‘Wakanda’ challenges gender stereotypes

Healing circles can help learners deal with trauma

Recent crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated life’s struggles and losses have overwhelmed many children.

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
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