Annual National Assessments

Critics slap down Motshekga’s confidence over ANAs

Educationists have cast serious doubt over Angie Motshekga's conclusion about the 2013 annual national assessments of numeracy and literacy.

Improved annual national assessment results impossible, say academics

"If these results were true, it would mean we have improved more in a single year than Colombia did in 12 years from 1995 to 2007," experts said.

Vast improvements in pupils’ national test results ‘not possible’

If the annual national assessments are to be believed, SA has the fastest developing education system in the world - a highly unlikely conclusion.

Motshekga blames maths marks for high failure, dropout rates

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says low maths marks explain South Africa's failure and dropout rates in grades 10 and 11.

Simple language is the answer to ‘difficult’ assessment tests

The use of terms that are at a level beyond the grasp of pupils is producing flawed results.

Literacy and numeracy can be enhanced

Innovation and creativity are the key elements that can improve learners' reading and spelling.

Most public schools still lack workbooks

Majority of public schools lagging behind due to the slow delivery of important workbooks.

Education policy roll out is haphazard, says Sadtu

Teachers' union Sadtu has warned that teachers are becoming increasingly frustrated by the haphazard implementation of curriculum changes.

Why I still dream of rainbows

One teacher's contribution to the essential conversation -- how to educate our children.

Dodge the swinging penises

Presidential penises and lesbian theory are not natural bedfellows, but they've come to mind of late in the same unlikely context.

Bad results, even worse questions

The surprise surely is that anyone is surprised. We report elsewhere on the appalling levels of literacy and numeracy among primary school children.

The damage schools do to children

Is South African public schooling damaging some children's natural potential?


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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