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What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19

South African tertiary institutions had to move to emergency remote learning with little warning last year. But experts say a blended learning model will become the new normal for education

Celebrate the matric class of 2020 for their resilience and perseverance

This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic

Get to grips with the brains of youth

Shaping the frontal cortex as a critical youth development strategy

Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story

Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents

Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly

Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019

The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled

Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University

The new chairperson of the council reveals his plans to shake up his alma mater and some of the problems he found when he started getting involved in the university’s affairs

Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks

Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria

Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers

Peter Mbati’s appointment at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria is under the spotlight

Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry

The sole remaining witness flounders on the first day of the higher education portfolio committee investigation into SMU vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati

Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam

‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation

Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms

Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around

The new leaders of the student funding scheme inherit years of instability and poor financial records

Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown

UCT to undo racial appointments through its new employment policy

This comes after the university made headlines for allegedly failing to adhere to its own policies when it comes to employing staff

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