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Race and class still define our schools

The education system continues to entrench elite advantage while the poor stay stuck on lower tiers.

Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors

The Rhodes Trust tries to mollify criticism of Cecil John Rhodes’s legacy while not offending its wealthy alumni and other donors.

Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor

Unisa lecturers have been taking free learning to the townships since 2009, helping to boost small businesses in impoverished communities.

Pupils who ‘stood up for their rights’

For Khayelitsha learners, their recent protests against deprivation became a story of hope.

Independent schools score victory

Constitutional Court judgment clarifies the state’s obligations and role in providing subsidies.

‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong

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

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.

Rich school, poor school – the great divide persists

Urgent steps are needed to address shoddy school infrastructure that leads to below-par results.

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It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

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SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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