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South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Don’t drop the ball, for our children’s sake

Conflicts and crises impede the implementation of the UN’s fourth sustainable development goal

No tidy truths in the post-colony

Recent debate exposes both student activists’ and academics’ blind spots on decolonisation

Important education lessons from Havana

Cuba’s education builds on cultural and national identity, parents’ involvement and multigrade schools.

Unite both the head and the hand

We can overcome education models that still entrench social divisions.

Angie’s new school norms a slap in the face

Long-awaited draft school infrastructure standards are a shocking disappointment, educationists say.

ECape pupils: ‘Teachers hit us until our hands bleed’

Horrendous hostel facilities, physical abuse by teachers and inconsistent recording of marks are some of the pupils' complaints.

History, a wise but ignored teacher

History is a means of peering into the past in order to get a sense of one's present and who we are as a people, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

Age is no impediment to doing my job

Mduduzi Manana writes to Professor Peter Vale to say he is committed to delivering quality education in South Africa.

Marching for equal education

This week Equal Education marched through the streets of Tembisa to mobilise the community in its fight for fair and quality education.

Service provider denies dumping workbooks

The culprits who dumped Limpopo school workbooks near a Limpopo dam were still unknown by the end of the week and the saga had only deepened.

‘No textbooks? I’ll print them for you …’

Canny entrepreneur Zakes Ncanywa has offered study guides and cheap computers to a resource-starved town. Nick Mulgrew spent some time with him.

KZN Education Budget

"Our core business as the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is curriculum delivery in schools," says MEC for Education Senzo Mchunu.

Talk to us instead, says minister

Litigation distracts the basic education department, it argues -- but NGOs say dire school conditions force them to approach the courts.

Fighting all odds: A young South African inspires

Khethelo Xulu had to fight for his education, now he wants to fight for others. This year's 200 South Africans will be revealed on June 22.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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