Education Activism

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.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it