Education Crisis

Plan outpaces the learners and teachers

I recently bumped into a friend who is an experienced teacher at a suburban primary school and who generally loves his work....

​Purpose-driven higher education must meet the demands of the new revolution

New generation universities need to be proactive in contributing to economic growth

​Home education – is it a possible solution?

Individual attention is impossible to achieve in crowded classrooms

Only a socialist economy will end poverty

We need a new programme that truly aims to bring about real economic transformation

A present with poor education leads to a future with no hope

When the socks that need pulling up are absent, we must turn to leaders, the government, municipalities and citizens, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

Urgent court application sought to bar Cida’s liquidation

Cida staff members have brought an urgent application to the Johannesburg high court, in the hopes of barring its liquidation.

Nzimande lambasted over lack of funds for poor students

Wits University’s SRC leader says the state has an obligation to see that the country’s best minds have the opportunity to study.

If Motshekga doesn’t pay up she could be taking the bus home

Cars from the minister’s office have been attached to ensure the education department coughs up the R28-million it owes in teacher salaries.

Young Voices: What do you think needs to be done to better education?

The common response among 82 primary school children in the Western Cape and Gauteng has been that more schools needed to be built in rural areas.

‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong

The lessons that emerge from high-achieving disadvantaged schools should be commonplace

Editorial: Matric results – blooms hide the rot

Education Minister Angie Motshekga has asked the country to believe that 73.9% of grade 12s are sufficiently literate and numerate to pass matric.

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.


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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