Latest articles on Access To Basic Education

Children without documentation are denied their basic rights

Undocumented children are denied their right to education, and access to government school nutrition support

Mother-tongue learning lays a better foundation

"But what does multilingualism mean in practice in this context?"

​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’

Take it back to the basics and focus on reading, writing and understanding

Review school admissions policies

A child’s socioeconomic status, language and colour should not result in their exclusion

Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit

The former Mozambican education minister delivered a searing message for girls’ rights

No school for 600 000 children

The education department should provide free, inclusive education for disabled children and support their caregivers

Rustenburg Girls Junior School allegedly discouraged underprivileged pupil

RGJS now faces allegations of racism in its admissions policy

Education is for everyone

Mandla Makupula was a fearless and straight-talking activist

Why did luck have to play such a crucial role in my education?

Education is supposed to be a universal human right. If only it were that simple

Networks can solve education’s plight

International peer forums are providing the framework to bolster children’s advancement

Deaf pupils cheer sign of the times

Now that children can take sign language in matric, it will be easier to obtain a bachelor’s pass

No child should die trying to get to school

Safety is a basic right repeatedly ignored in the development of cities around the world

Slice of Life: A break in poverty’s circle

'Free education would go a long way for us'

Hunting for Africa’s Einstein with a science lab on wheels

A truck equipped with laboratory equipment tours Nigeria, allowing 7,500 students and 15 schools to conduct practical lessons.

Why mere knowledge transfer fails

States and academics must collaborate or risk foreign experts taking over policy making

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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