Education Rights

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.

Court cases initiate domino effect

The victories of civil society become a vehicle for mobilising on education rights.

Officials must be held to account

An education rights charter is an important step in this direction.

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world