Education

Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
High levels of ill-discipline and violence characterise many South African schools. The landscape has seen the erosion of teachers’ authority,...
Programme multiplies pupils’ success
Programme multiplies pupils’ success
Two years ago, Queenstown teenager Yamkela Sondlo (17) narrowly scraped through her grade 11
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
As a Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more modest but significant conference will take place in Abidjan, the...
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
Corruption in the education system means schoolchildren cannot learn. Without learning, they will be excluded from the next industrial revolution...
Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million
Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million
The Gauteng department of education says it has spent over a R121-million at 256 schools in the province since the start of the year, as a result...
Déjà VUT: Nzimande appoints another administrator at embattled university
Déjà VUT: Nzimande appoints another administrator at embattled university
Blade Nzimande — the minister of higher education and training, science and technology — has appointed former University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor, Professor Ihron Rensburg, as an administrator at the Vaal University of Technology....
UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
South African universities are actively pursuing gender equality and academic advancement opportunities to substantially increase the number of...
Graduates and their unemployment dilemma
Graduates and their unemployment dilemma
“You live on hope and faith, especially hope,” says Bafana Kunyane, 32. In 2011, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology with...
Pre-grade R is on the timetable
Pre-grade R is on the timetable
South Africa’s education system, and the departments involved, have long been criticised for their seeming preoccupation with matric results....
Pairing learning with food is a winning recipe
Pairing learning with food is a winning recipe
Learning and schooling are not the same thing. What does it mean for children to learn? What skills and knowledge do we hope children will have by...
Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA
Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA
Inadequate funding for education is not the key challenge facing South Africa’s struggling public education system; rather, the inefficient...
Limpopo’s number of pit toilets don’t add up
Limpopo’s number of pit toilets don’t add up
Polly Boshielo, the Limpopo MEC for education, has committed to eliminating pit toilets in the province by the end of this financial year. Giving...
Reimagining initial teacher education
Reimagining initial teacher education
As a teacher educator I am often told that universities are not preparing pre-service teachers sufficiently for the demands of teaching in the...
SA professor enters ranks of Royal elite
SA professor enters ranks of Royal elite
Thirty-one years ago, Salim Abdool Karim told his wife that he wanted to become a fellow of the Royal Society.

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