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​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing learner performance. Given the poor...
Angie takes drastic action
Angie takes drastic action
The department of basic education is pushing to impose annual throughput targets on provinces — a measure of how many children who enter...
Why caution is called for when analysing matric results
Why caution is called for when analysing matric results
South Africans are poring over the latest set of matric results...
Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
A college owned by a Limpopo businessperson accused of leaking a matric maths exam paper last year is among 18 schools that obtained a 0% pass rate...
Angie Motshekga: Promoting failed pupils has borne fruit
Angie Motshekga: Promoting failed pupils has borne fruit
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Wednesday that her department's policy to promote more than 100 000 pupils has borne...
Angie has a plan but the piggy bank is empty
Angie has a plan but the piggy bank is empty
The basic education department wants to increase the number of schools managed by education districts – a move envisaged to severely affect...
​Shaky data skews literacy results
​Shaky data skews literacy results
COMMENTEvery few years South Africa participates in international tests of reading, maths and science to see what learners know and how this...
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Aspiring teachers will have to ukufunda ulimi lweSintu
Universities are forcing first-year students who want to become teachers to study African languages, in a bid to help more children in grades one,...
It’s not kids bunking – it’s teachers
It’s not kids bunking – it’s teachers
Teachers bunk school more often than children – and they are also guilty of coming late to class  after break time.
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
Most primary school teachers’ knowledge of English vocabulary is equivalent to that of a grade three pupil.
Government cadre deployment and corruption subverts education
Government cadre deployment and corruption subverts education
The basic education ministerial task team, charged with investigating media reports about posts being bought and sold, unearthed other corrupt...

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