National Polio Eradication Awareness Week, from April 6 to 12, is a reminder of the global effort to eradicate the polio virus from the world. Though continued efforts by global organisations have decreased the global infection rates, the threat of polio re-emerging remains.
For many years I trained grade 10, 11 and 12 learners to use accounting software and saw numerous matriculants who successfully passed the programme getting snapped up by employers immediately after school. Most of these youngsters found employment in the accounting departments of cash-based businesses or in companies such as Game, Edgars, Woolworths and First National Bank.
When Scottsdene High School headmaster Karel Cupido was asked what he would do if tens of thousands of rand were donated to his school, he might have chosen computers or textbooks, but he opted for a borehole.
In some Western Cape township schools 2008 started with a clash between circumcision initiates wearing post-circumcision dress and school authorities intent on ensuring school dress codes were adhered to.
The heavy toll of HIV on the 14- to 25-year-old age group haunts us all. One possible remedy is to provide a higher quality education to enable learners to step into a future that offers some promise. But we know that is not enough.
The Learning Channel's new Top Class programme, which is screened from this month, placed 10 CEOs from top businesses into 10 underachieving schools identified by the national department of education as having the potential to do better.
Mpho Thibedi* has a personality that naturally qualifies her to work with young and fragile minds. This serves her well as an early childhood development (ECD) teacher at a primary school in Meadowlands Zone One.
The start of every year is an exciting time, allowing us to consider new opportunities and focus on the challenges ahead. But for many South Africans it is also a period of pain as consumers recover from the festive season's spending spree.
In December last year the public's attention was drawn to the threat posed to society by resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) when 49 patients infected with deadly and highly infectious strains of drug-resistant TB escaped from Jose Pearson Hospital near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Their escape made national headlines and highlighted again the need for swift and effective medical care.