education

 
Dream of studying comes true
Dream of studying comes true
When Ayanda Martin left his hometown of Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape, in search of opportunity in Port Elizabeth, he did not think that just seven...
4IR and South Africa's readiness to embrace it
4IR and South Africa's readiness to embrace it
The fourth industrial revolution can compromise people’s traditional sources of meaning — work, community, family, and identity — or...
Old Mutual improves educational outcomes
Old Mutual improves educational outcomes
Old Mutual Education Flagship Project, a multi-partner national initiative that set out to boost education at under-performing public secondary...
Technology not the elixir of education
Technology not the elixir of education
All around the world, including in South Africa, one hears people talking about the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Some talk with enthusiasm,...
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Postgraduate funding needs a boost
Every year September 30 is an important date for prospective university students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is the closing date...
Plan outpaces the learners and teachers
Plan outpaces the learners and teachers
I recently bumped into a friend who is an experienced teacher at a suburban primary school and who generally loves his work. But he says he is...
Africans flock, rather than take flight
Africans flock, rather than take flight
What is it that Southern Africans do when the going gets tough? And when it stays tough? And when it is tough generation after generation? And when...
Unequal educational outcomes are about more than enrolment
Unequal educational outcomes are about more than enrolment
Recent decades have brought significant progress toward a more just and equal world in areas such as poverty reduction, immunisation and life...
Include indigenous knowledge and cultures in the curriculum to improve health
Include indigenous knowledge and cultures in the curriculum to improve health
Much has been written about the links between education and health, highlighting education as a social determinant of health. Such discussions...
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
As a Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more modest but significant conference will take place in Abidjan, the...
Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
High levels of ill-discipline and violence characterise many South African schools. The landscape has seen the erosion of teachers’ authority,...

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