education

 
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) has recently celebrated its first 100 PhD graduates, demonstrating collaborative efforts between historically disadvantaged and advantaged universities, and how funding PhDs within the borders of South Africa brings...
Race is an obstinate variable
Race is an obstinate variable
Before we begin to make prescriptions for South Africa’s failing education system we need an accurate diagnosis of the gaps in educational...
Transformation through people
Transformation through people
"I am inspired in my ambition to run a successful business, because it not only creates job opportunities that put individuals in positions...
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
The death of education MEC Mandla Makupula has left a difficult void to fill in education in the Eastern Cape. Makupula was the longest-serving...
Tech makes new demands on teachers
Tech makes new demands on teachers
The digital age is changing the world at an accelerated speed. The question is: Are teachers concerned about understanding the rapid changes being...
Teaching in the mother tongue
Teaching in the mother tongue
The Eastern Cape education department has pioneered the implementation of Mother Tongue Based Bilingual Education (MTBBE) and wants other provinces...
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Over a rickety ramp and past prefabricated walls, we are greeted by eager eyes. Two small makeshift structures house the 45 children who attend...
What do teachers really ‘make’?
What do teachers really ‘make’?
I began my working life as a teacher and at a function a few weeks ago hosted by a friend, a guest — one of those “new money” types...
A lot to learn
A lot to learn
At the Social Innovation Summit, many of the organisations showcased had education as their central focus. Girls In Science, a project that exposes...
Innovation in construction
Innovation in construction
Architect David Roberts started building and designing with elaborate forts in his sandpit, a forgiving environment. By the time he reached his...
Technology and mentoring key in UFS approach to learner success
Technology and mentoring key in UFS approach to learner success
The University of the Free State (UFS) has been changing the lives of high school learners through its Internet Broadcast...
The future is with us. Rethink it
The future is with us. Rethink it
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, has raised many questions about the future of the humanities and the disciplines they encompass....

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