basic education

 
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Any parent or care­giver will know the sense of wonder that comes with watching a young child grow. Yet, although the sheer speed at which infants...
Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge
Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge
It is recognised internationally that the key to sustained economic recovery and growth lies in high-quality school education, yet the majority of...
Critical thinking enhances performance
Critical thinking enhances performance
In the global educational domain there has been, for several years already, a pronounced focus on developing critical thinking in schools and...
Sona protestors out early to get their voices heard
Sona protestors out early to get their voices heard
Several protesting groups say they are using the occasion of the State of the Nation address (Sona) to try to get President Cyril Ramaphosa’s...
Reimagining sites of basic education
Reimagining sites of basic education
Since the late 2000s matrics have had to take two extra compulsory subjects: some form of maths and life orientation. More recently there have been...
Motshekga: We look to 2018 matriculants to solve problems
Motshekga: We look to 2018 matriculants to solve problems
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga congratulated 2018’s matric top achievers top matriculants Thursday morning, praising how every pupil...
Securing the right to education
Securing the right to education
In the uprisings of mid-2016 in Vuwani, Limpopo, over 20 schools were burnt to the ground, including Vhafamadi Secondary School.
No school for 600 000 children
No school for 600 000 children
More than 600 000 children with disabilities in South Africa have never been to school.
Basic education is failing the economy
Basic education is failing the economy
The desire and expectation of any parent, society or government is that children should receive a good education to enhance their personal...
Mo Ibrahim: Africa’s decade of ‘lost opportunity’
Mo Ibrahim: Africa’s decade of ‘lost opportunity’
The 2018 African governance index was released this week. It’s not good news.
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
The death of education MEC Mandla Makupula has left a difficult void to fill in education in the Eastern Cape. Makupula was the longest-serving...
Education is for everyone
Education is for everyone
Government officials including Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle and other members of the provincial...

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