Barbara Dale Jones

It takes a village to stop bullying

Teachers are uniquely placed to help both victim and tormentor but they, too, require support.

Social tech keeps teachers classy

Good mentoring and networking forums can be used to help newly qualified teachers to adjust, writes Barbara Dale-Jones.

Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources

The latest Teachers Upfront seminar offered ideas to teacher for how they can enhance teaching in a multilingual classroom.

Images can bring words to vivid life

Classroom communication should supplement language with visuals and movement, experts say.

The ABC of boosting literacy

Academics say the approach to language must change to give students the best chance of success.

Networks bring results for teachers

Interacting with experts and one's peers in the field is invaluable, according to educators.

Put teacher development first

System-wide improvement in basic education is inextricably linked to increased professionalism.

A delicate balance

Is an over-emphasis on the rights of teachers damaging the rights of learners?

The school that the whole community built

Children are set up for success if teachers, parents and local networks work together

Taking the professional road

The next "Teachers Upfront" dialogue will focus on school communities and will be held at Wits University's school of education on August 2.

Don’t blame teachers for failures

Blaming and shaming South Africa's schoolteachers will do nothing to heal the country's dysfunctional education system.

Don’t blame teachers for failure

Blaming and shaming South Africa's schoolteachers will do nothing to heal the country's dysfunctional education system.


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

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

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