education crisis

 
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...
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...
​Purpose-driven higher education must meet the demands of the new revolution
​Purpose-driven higher education must meet the demands of the new revolution
While primarily technological in nature, the Fourth Industrial Revolution exists within the existing paradigms of society and systems and, as such,...
​Home education – is it a possible solution?
​Home education – is it a possible solution?
There’s a scrimmage of 40 Grade 1 learners in front of their new class. They bundle in and sit on their chairs. There is good discipline in the...
A present with poor education leads to a future with no hope
A present with poor education leads to a future with no hope
A better life for children, is a better life for everyone. No South African child should suffer a poor education, especially when they are so...
Urgent court application sought to bar Cida's liquidation
Urgent court application sought to bar Cida's liquidation
Students at the beleaguered and now closed Cida City Campus are pinning their hopes on an urgent court application which the institution’s staff...
Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students
Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students
Mcebo Freedom Dlamini, the president of the students’ representative council (SRC) of the University of the Witwatersrand, has lambasted Higher...
Young Voices: What do you think needs to be done to better education?
Young Voices: What do you think needs to be done to better education?
Between November 2012 and January 2013, Media Monitoring Africa interviewed primary school children between the ages of 11 and 13 about current...
‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong
‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong
There are welcome surprises to be found in schools in Katlehong. For the project Schools That Work, my brief is to visit institutions to document...
[Video]M&G Hangout: EC schools left in the dark
[Video]M&G Hangout: EC schools left in the dark
We speak to our education reporter about her experience in the Eastern Cape where too few teachers and appalling toilets seem to have become the norm.

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