Basic Education

Five changes that can fix the school system

These include improving teachers’ knowledge and pay, and teaching in the mother tongue

Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million

In less than eight months the department has had to dig deep in it’s purse and use millions that could have provided much needed resources in schools

​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’

Take it back to the basics and focus on reading, writing and understanding

Pre-grade R is on the timetable

The National Development Plan wants children to go to school earlier. Will the country’s provinces be ready to meet the start date in 2024?

Motshekga delivers education plans in pre-budget vote media briefing

Minister says key focus will be on teaching children in early grades to read and do maths

Leadership can fix poor schooling

School district officials and principals can achieve great results if they collaborate meaningfully

Unions want bold strides for teachers

Sadtu vows to take new minister to court if infrastructure is not immediately made a priority

Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma

Home-based early childhood development centres can provide learning – and work for unemployed women

Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge

The scripts of grade 7 to 9 educators will be assessed to identify where they need support

Critical thinking enhances performance

The ability to think analytically and beyond surface-level information is a skill that brings solutions to the world’s issues

Sona protestors out early to get their voices heard

Various groups are picketing in hopes of getting President Cyril Ramaphosa to address their concerns

Reimagining sites of basic education

Knowledge gaps can be plugged without always changing compulsory subjects for matric pupils

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it