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Prune curricula to promote new learning
Prune curricula to promote new learning
It was Claus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, who coined the term fourth industrial revolution (4IR). I prefer not to use the term...
Fallist court case isn’t black and white
Fallist court case isn’t black and white
Interesting and important complexities that the case of convicted Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe raises are missing from public debate about...
The ills of financial globalisation
The ills of financial globalisation
After holding off for decades, China has finally embraced financial globalisation, announcing recently that it would eliminate capital controls to...
Collective action brings about change
Collective action brings about change
For black children growing up in South Africa in the 1980s, the only schooling available was in the Bantu education system. For me and my contemporaries in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, this was our reality. Our parents did everything they could to find schools for us that were better...
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Pattern recognition: we are all born with it. It is how we learn language, how we survive, how we make sense of the world. Without this mania for...
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...

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