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The girl who fell out of school

The Free State education department and a special needs school have failed to enrol a pupil in class despite a court ordering them to do so

Now is the time for true innovation in education and the economy

Because of the government’s indecisiveness, we have missed the boat on charting new territory for learning

KZN education officials suspended for mismanagement of sanitary-pads project

Unions have welcomed the suspension of three senior officials in KZN’s department of education for mismanagement of a sanitary-pads distribution project

Schools have tanks – but no water

The state rapidly put in place a solution for the emergency provision of water, but it has been hampered by the shortage, and cost, of water tankers

Schools: Confusion rather than clarity and confidence reign

The way in which Angie Motshekga has handled the reopening of schools has caused many people to lose confidence in her

Five changes that can fix the school system

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

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in...

Limpopo schools continue to lag on the safe sanitation front

Expediture on infrastructure by the province’s education department is only 24% of the budget

Limpopo’s number of pit toilets don’t add up

​Polly Boshielo, the Limpopo MEC for education, has committed to eliminating pit toilets in the province by the end of this financial year

Leadership can fix poor schooling

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

Pupils at four Eastern Cape schools get ticket to ride

​The Eastern Cape department of education has agreed to provide transport to pupils who are walking 10km or more to school

Fourth industrial revolution must not cement inequality

South Africa’s schools must be able to produce youth ready for the fouth industrial revolution

Students need to learn to lead

Needless confrontations are pitting young people against those who try to take education forward

Almost 120 000 placement offers made to parents for Gauteng schools — Lesufi

When the application process was opened in April, approximately 300 000 people applied

Pupils feel the heat of arsonists

The basic education departments cannot afford to replace or refurbish schools burnt in protests

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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