Education

‘They got careers, I got a record’
‘They got careers, I got a record’
Bonginkosi Khanyile sometimes wanders to the edge of his family’s stand in Umlazi’s P Section. He dare not venture further.
How to make our society kinder
How to make our society kinder
We have witnessed a continuous stream of broader societal ills playing out throughout our school system, ranging from general violence to sexual...
Gauteng’s education inequality is being addressed
Gauteng’s education inequality is being addressed
Thandi has passed matric with flying colours. She has been accepted at the University of Cape Town, but has no laptop. At least she is tech-savvy....
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Any parent or care­giver will know the sense of wonder that comes with watching a young child grow. Yet, although the sheer speed at which infants...
UCT culture leaves some suicidal
UCT culture leaves some suicidal
A report by the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission at the University of Cape Town (UCT) reveals how black students at the...
Grad mothers steal spotlight
Grad mothers steal spotlight
Graduation season is upon us: the time of year when students who have survived their university years get to celebrate their hard-won rewards.
Supporting BDS is a way to honour the Palestinian struggle
Supporting BDS is a way to honour the Palestinian struggle
The University of Cape Town has the chance to take a position in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and I join...
US higher ed: A system of meritocracy that never was
US higher ed: A system of meritocracy that never was
Earlier this month, a $25-million fraud...
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Early childhood development (ECD) is universally recognised for its concern with the foundation years of life, focusing on the holistic development...
Nelson Mandela University studies Madiba to transform society
Nelson Mandela University studies Madiba to transform society
Taking on the name Nelson Mandela means “shouldering a great responsibility”, Cyril Ramaphosa said two years ago when Nelson Mandela University...
W. Cape education dept clarifies alleged school rape incident
W. Cape education dept clarifies alleged school rape incident
I refer to the article: “Rapists back at school with...
Mindfulness in schools makes for happier, confident children
Mindfulness in schools makes for happier, confident children
Many children in South Africa are born into harsh conditions such as poverty, domestic violence and poor-quality schooling, leaving them with a...
Theatre, play and comedy can encourage a love of reading
Theatre, play and comedy can encourage a love of reading
The performing arts have always had a difficult time proving their value in an education system that prioritises maths and science. Too few studies...
Appropriating knowledge without compensation is a danger
Appropriating knowledge without compensation is a danger
The goals of the Copyright Amendment Bill tabled by the National Council of Provinces are noble and shared by most South Africans interested in...

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