Education

How South African universities are preparing for coronavirus

UP has temporarily disabled its biometric access systems, and several other institutions have established task teams ready to leap into action when Covid-19 hits their campuses

Preparing graduates for the workplace

Imbuing students with entrepreneurial thinking can also provide value to the larger economy

Pensioner goes back to class

Fifty years after matriculating, a 67-year-old has become the oldest-ever first-year student to study at Rhodes University

Educators: Watch your words – they can inspire or deflate

In matric my friends and I got into trouble and were called into the principal’s office...

We fail children living with disabilities

Despite commendable work and persistent battles, not enough is being done for these learners

Teachers, lodge were negligent in Mpianzi’s death — report

Detailing the terror of children struggling without lifejackets after their rafts broke apart, the report said that teachers were distracted and contributed to the death of a learner

Partners aim to build a new society

Nelson Mandela University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are collaborating to realise Madiba’s dream of building a new society

Save Fort Hare and stop with the theatrics

The university with its rich history is not only the pride of the Eastern Cape but of the continent. It needs to regain its glorious status in academia and not only be in the news for unfortunate reasons

Basic literacy: reading comes before coding

Teaching coding in primary school could increase inequality if other skills are not prioritised

Discover the cosmic people in a colouring-in book

This multi-meaning colouring-in book that will be launched on February 29 at The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town

Habib leaves with no regrets about the decisions he made at Wits

The vice-chancellor announced he will be heading to SOAS next year

Get TVET colleges to work first before investing in new campuses

There has been an effort by the state to expand the TVET college sector. But the reality is that the systems at many of these colleges are simply not working

Pan-African leaders crucial for growth

Multiculturalism in higher education can drive intra-African trade and economic goals

Why MBA case-study competitions work

International competitions have become a core feature of many top business-school programmes. And students are lining up to practise their newly acquired skills in a real-world environment

Report: VUT’s former vice-chancellor was not fit for the job

The assessors’ report acknowledges that there has been a 'blanket of shame' that has enveloped the university for many years

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

Why we need more women to work in water research

Investing more in women in science — particularly in the water and sanitation sectors — is imperative if we are to meet the sustainable development goals by 2030

The urgency of rethinking education — for Africa and the world

We need to re-evaluate the purpose and delivery of learning, so that all citizens are equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century, among them fighting climate change and adapting to technological disruption

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories