education system

 
Include indigenous knowledge and cultures in the curriculum to improve health
Include indigenous knowledge and cultures in the curriculum to improve health
Much has been written about the links between education and health, highlighting education as a social determinant of health. Such discussions...
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
Corruption in the education system means schoolchildren cannot learn. Without learning, they will be excluded from the next industrial revolution...
Youth need skills for the fourth industrial revolution
Youth need skills for the fourth industrial revolution
There is a whole world of career prospects for the highly skilled out there. The youth will have to work hard, but the older generation needs to...
Three ways the youth can act to make South Africa a better place
Three ways the youth can act to make South Africa a better place
In anticipation of next week’s general elections, we have been bombarded with manifestos from political parties, all making promises we have come...
Basic education is failing the economy
Basic education is failing the economy
The desire and expectation of any parent, society or government is that children should receive a good education to enhance their personal...
How Malema and others rose above a system that failed them
How Malema and others rose above a system that failed them
Early in 1985, a young medical intern, Mtutuzeli Nyoka, reported for duty at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth. There to welcome him proudly...
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
Education must become a social concern
Education must become a social concern
Of the myriad drawbacks, challenges and gross injustices shrouding modern-day South African society it can reasonably be argued that large-scale...
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants
The subject of progressed learners has dominated discussions at many public platforms and dinner tables. But what seems to raise most people’s eyebrows is the notion of allowing a child who failed grade 11 twice to enter grade??12. This contentious issue poses serious political and...
Race and class still define our schools
Race and class still define our schools
Education is intimately related to social class. In sociologist Max Weber’s terms, “life chances” are heavily dependent on education and...
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
Tertiary institutions must initiate change, not pacify donors
In the late afternoon of March 9 last year, at about the same time that Chumani Maxwele was smearing human faeces on the statue of Cecil John...
In a worse state than we think
In a worse state than we think
Without a sound education system a nation cannot prosper. But there is also a strong moral imperative to ensure that quality education is available...

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