MAIL & GUARDIAN: Education

Katy of sky road

KATY OF SKY ROAD by Dianne Case and Yvonne Hart

make tertiary study a reality

Fundisa is about saving for a child's ongoing education. It is as easy as these questions and answers show

Making HIV/Aids an issue

In 1953 there was a polio scare in South Africa. Schools, swimming pools and movie houses throughout the country were closed for an extended period. There was no cure. There was no vaccine. And no one was sure how the disease was spread.

Portable education

Convenient, portable, user-friendly and cost-effective.These qualities of podcasting have created true believers in an educational and technological tool poised to take e-learning to new heights.

Pretty Salma

PRETTY SALMA by Nikki Daly

School of excellence

Teto High School in Thabong near Welkom in the Free State was one of nine schools recognised by the national department of education for "demonstrating sustained improvement in learner achievement in grade 12" for three consecutive years.

Serial dieting is a health hazard

International No Diet Day - yes there is such a day - is observed on May 6 every year.

When school isn’t safe

Teachers are resigning from their jobs because they are victims of psychological and physical violence perpetrated by learners, in particular, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) revealed in a new report on school-based violence.

Teen pregnancy myth busted

Popular belief about rising rates of teen pregnancy in South Africa is not supported by statistics gathered over the past two decades.

This cradle rocks

Since its declaration as a World Heritage Site in 1999, the Cradle of Humankind has developed into one of South Africa's top tourism attractions.

All oars

Mike, as he is affectionately called, inscribed his name in canoeing records when he and Martin Dreyer won the famous and gruelling Stihl Non-Stop Dusi Canoeing Marathon. The marathon, covering a stretch of 120km in one day, is considered the world's toughest.

An invaluable resource

I have read that the national department of education has revised its priorities and has moved Thutong beyound being predominantly a supplier of teaching resources.

Bringing in the corporate cash

Fannie Sebolela, head of Khensani Primary School in Soshanguve, Pretoria, is "always on the move". When he is not in the classroom, he is out and about calling on company executives to raise funds for his school.

Getting down to business

The viewers of SABC1 and Learning Channel's Top Class programme may have observed the same reactions as I did when watching the CEOs in the schools that they are helping to turn around: curiosity, compassion, followed by frustration and culminating in a determination to make something happen.

Beat the retirement blues

Most working people dream about a carefree retirement, but the reality is quite different for the majority of retirees. Long-term research indicates that, out of every 100 working South Africans, the situation at age 65 would be as follows:

Extra cash to lure teachers

The government has set aside R500-million to attract and reward qualified teachers for working in schools where few want to go: remote, poor and harsh rural and urban areas.

Green bucks

Schools can add to their income by recycling waste materials that would otherwise be discarded.

How education changed a life

Having come from humble beginnings and with just a standard three (grade five) to her name, Rebecca Malope knows the importance of education - and how it can change your life.

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…