Education

Early childhood development practitioners – important for the future of our society and yet overlooked

One of their biggest challenges is getting parents to support ECD practitioners and day mothers and get more involved in their children's development

What is the best way to train South Africa’s teachers?

The apparent benefits of the internship model need to be offset by operational, political and academic challenges

Learners and parents: How to beat end-of-year exam stress

A student wellness consultant gives advice on how to cope with – and overcome – examination anxiety

Four lessons from youth work initiative

There is a terrific opportunity to leverage interventions such as public works programmes in a cohesive youth employment strategy

Schooling children during global crises is as important as ever

Covid-19 has meant that 128-million children are out of school – disproportionately girls, who may never return to school

The true state of South Africa’s schools

South Africa has one of the most unequal school systems in the world. The gap in test scores between the top 20% and the rest is wider than in almost every other country

Young and jobless? Apply for one of 287 000 education assistant posts

Education department urges young, jobless people to apply for teaching assistant vacancies

International Day of Sign Languages: South African sign language must be promoted

The Schools Act considers South African sign language as an official language for the purposes of learning in a public school

Security beefed up at Philippi school where teacher was killed

‘He was like a loving father,’ says community member of murdered teacher in Philippi, Western Cape

Matric exam timetable changes to accommodate elections

Moving the national senior certificate exams forward also allows matrics who are old enough to cast their ballots on 1 November

Early education can play a powerful role in fostering inclusion

The positive effect on the children has spilled over into the local community and improved social cohesion

Global benefits for students, universities

Online learning provides many opportunities for international students to overcome the usual hurdles of studying in South Africa

Puleng LenkaBula: The ‘tipping point’ leader is Unisa’s first black woman vice-chancellor

She combines a fighting spirit with a commitment to feminist and ubuntu ethics — qualities that will drive change at the institution

A blended and vaccinated future for universities

Leadership will be at the core of how the learning space evolves and uses the pandemic as an opportunity to advance

International Literacy Day: Changing the world, one word at a time

More than two-thirds of the world’s illiterate people are women. Working to change this can bring profound social and economic benefits

Young South Africans must co-drive unemployment solutions

Young people’s experiences should lead the way in a shared response to youth unemployment

Young people share their jobseeking woes

A few of South Africa's unemployed youth share their stories

‘Generational catastrophe’ — Motshekga sounds alarm on missed school

The basic education department has clearly outlined why school must not be skipped
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