education

 
Ma Africa leads the way
Ma Africa leads the way
At a recent festival in South Africa attended by young leaders from Africa committed to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, I...
Stalwarts shop for education ideas
Stalwarts shop for education ideas
In a swanky ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor and freedom fighter, former Mozambican...
Chinese will not take over our classrooms
Chinese will not take over our classrooms
The not-so-recent and not-so-minimal investments in the South African economy by Chinese corporations, and the Chinese government itself through...
Education analysis misses the mark
Education analysis misses the mark
A recent comment piece published in the Mail & Guardian (“Basic education is failing the economy”)...
Migrants don’t leave their right to education behind
Migrants don’t leave their right to education behind
The number of migrant and refugee children in the world today could fill more than half a million classrooms. Their parents are perhaps seeking new...
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...
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...

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