Latest articles on Education Standards

What is World Teachers’ Day?

A looks at the celebration's history provides guidance for the future of education

Higher standards, better results

Assessments show that a more advanced maths curriculum improves learners’ results, including those of weaker pupils

Education must become a social concern

A replication of our social system, education must become a social concern. Simple things like music and reading will change children’s lives.

Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants

Progressing learners through grade 11 won’t solve education’s plight - improved leadership, teaching ability and accountability are also crucial.

Race and class still define our schools

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

TUT’s neglected campuses are about to get facelifts

Students in Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwe are angry about the state of the Tshwane University of Technology - but plans are afoot for big changes.

Pimples! (They’ll never learn)

When Angie said she'd send textbooks to Limpopo, we said 'Baie dankie', not... ag, just watch the new Pimples video and tell us if we're flogging a dead horse.

‘Pass one, pass all’ makes comeback

This is based on a policy that no learner should stay at the same primary school phase for longer than four years.

Guinea pigs or pioneers?

The legacy of OBE is revealing itself through those who have lived the changes, write Cornia Pretorius and Primarashni Gower.

Examining higher education

The HEQC has audited 26 higher education institutions, 15 of them public, since the inception of the institutional audits in 2004.

US universities top the charts — again

As is the case with the THE-QS rankings, surprising movements occur with individual institutions from one year to the next.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday