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Just what is ‘economics for Africa’?
Just what is ‘economics for Africa’?
In Rethinking economics for Africa...
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Parents in the Eastern Cape have to pay R500 a month for private transport to ferry their children to school, even though they qualify for...
Old debts cost universities dearly
Old debts cost universities dearly
While university students on some campuses have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament heard this week that the amount...
Students, universities on a collision course
Students, universities on a collision course
In 2015, University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib had to leave a higher education transformation summit hosted by the department...
The workers’ struggle for dignity that’s almost won
The workers’ struggle for dignity that’s almost won
While the country was fixated on the #FeesMustFall protests that changed the face of higher learning in South Africa, workers were fighting for...
Critical thinking enhances performance
Critical thinking enhances performance
In the global educational domain there has been, for several years already, a pronounced focus on developing critical thinking in schools and...
Calls to close the IEB are uneducated
Calls to close the IEB are uneducated
From a particular quarter, there has been a persistent campaign advocating for the closing of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), on the...
The best paying degrees to study
The best paying degrees to study
Many university graduates are finding jobs within six months of completing their studies. Some even secure jobs within three months of graduating...
Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil
Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil
The school governing body (SGB) at Sans Souci Girls High School, Cape Town, will meet on Wednesday to discuss what disciplinary action to take...
Student fatally shot in DUT protests
Student fatally shot in DUT protests
A student at Durban University of Technology (DUT) was shot and killed on Tuesday night.
Varsity disruptions as students protest financial exclusion, accommodation shortages
Varsity disruptions as students protest financial exclusion, accommodation shortages
Student leaders at the University of the Witwatersrand have embarked on a hunger strike, the latest in a series of protests at South African...
Reading aloud for literacy
Reading aloud for literacy
Good stories, be they factual or fantastic, unveil some of the mysteries of the world. The writer of factual stories informs us of current and...
Why reading aloud means the world to children
Why reading aloud means the world to children
For 10 years, World Read Aloud Day has drawn global attention to the importance of reading to children and sharing stories. Celebrated on February...
Rethinking economics for Africa is a duty
Rethinking economics for Africa is a duty
After the excitement of graduation wears off, many undergraduate economics students become worried. A friend, who got straight As in her final...

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