Education

Back to school for gymslip mothers
Back to school for gymslip mothers
Schools may soon be banned from forcing girls who have given birth to remain at home for months — or even more than a year — before...
Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
Northern Cape project gets boys switched on about sex
The Northern Cape’s education department has launched a project to reduce learner pregnancies at schools — sex education for boys.
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing learner performance. Given the poor...
Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
Xenophobia’s shameful assault on schoolchildren
COMMENTAs the nation reels from more xenophobic violence, another equally egregious form of institutionalised xenophobia played out far from...
​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
​Pregnancy’s not the end of schoolgirls’ dreams
When Nicole van Nieuwenhuizen became pregnant at the age of 16, she vowed not to become another high school dropout.
D-school is the future of design
D-school is the future of design
At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso...
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives
COMMENTIn his 2017 budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan allocated an additional R5-billion to higher education over the next three...
Big dreams, high fees
Big dreams, high fees
In this, the third of a series, we speak to six students who are struggling to find the funds to pay their fees and so change their lives.
It's a tough 16/7 slog but 'Merc C' matrics are top of the class
It's a tough 16/7 slog but 'Merc C' matrics are top of the class
Placing the most promising matric learners in one class and naming it the “C” class, after a luxury Mercedes Benz model, may sound odd but it...
Private tertiary education is here to stay
Private tertiary education is here to stay
OPINIONHigher education is a cornerstone of democratic development and, in our historically fractured society, has the power to uplift the...
The human cost of varsity debt
The human cost of varsity debt
In this, the second of a series, we speak to five young people who are struggling to pay their university fees while the education authorities and...
Swazi parents in matric panic
Swazi parents in matric panic
When a rural high school in central Swaziland recorded a whopping 73.25% failure rate during the 2016 junior certificate external exams, the...
‘Hilton, stop poaching our sports stars’
‘Hilton, stop poaching our sports stars’
The heads of a group of boys’ schools in Gauteng have asked the country’s most expensive private school, Hilton College, to stop “poaching”...

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