basic education

 
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most inclusive and progressive in the world, a hard fought achievement to be proud of. Under section 29...
Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million
Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million
The Gauteng department of education says it has spent over a R121-million at 256 schools in the province since the start of the year, as a result...
​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’
​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’
The state of the basic education system should have South Africans toyi-toying in the streets, demanding urgent intervention. Even 25 years since...
Pre-grade R is on the timetable
Pre-grade R is on the timetable
South Africa’s education system, and the departments involved, have long been criticised for their seeming preoccupation with matric results....
Motshekga delivers education plans in budget vote
Motshekga delivers education plans in budget vote
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced 11 priorities that her department will focus on for the 2019 medium-term strategic framework. ...
Leadership can fix poor schooling
Leadership can fix poor schooling
The Fezile Dabi district has consistently been one of the best-performing districts contributing to the Free State department of education’s...
Unions want bold strides for teachers
Unions want bold strides for teachers
Teacher unions want whoever is going to be appointed as minister of basic education to urgently deal with the problems of school infrastructure,...
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...

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