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The threat of rape helps keep the vulnerable in line

Using an ever-present danger works to benefit men — no matter their education, profession, class or outward social behaviour

Learners take Motshekga to court over matric rewrite

This is after the minister announced on Friday that there would be a rewrite of the two subjects that have been leaked to protect the integrity of the exams

Time the state drilled down into water scarcity at schools

When the hard lockdowns kicked in it was discovered that 3 000 schools didn’t have an adequate water supply. But this is not a new problem

Open schools mean full tummies as feeding schemes resume

About four in five learners in the country’s poorest schools rely on the one meal they receive at school, but they weren’t able to get it for more than four months, during which child hunger increased because of the pandemic

Advocacy group takes department to court over school nutrition programme

Equal Education wants the court to get the basic education department to feed all learners who qualify for the programme, including those who are not back at school

Very few believe provincial education departments are suddenly efficient

Ordinary citizens have not forgotten that schools were failing before the virus crisis

Build infrastructure to support the fourth industrial revolution

Technology has the potential to solve many of the country’s social problems such as electricity production and the eradication of pit latrines

NGOs today: Competing for resources, power and agency

NGOs play a critical role in advancing social change and transformation, but their current funding model needs to be addressed for them to make a sustainable impact in South Africa

What the Harvey Weinstein case can teach us about a complainant-centred process

The verdict highlights a number of critical issues required to build systems, processes and advocacy when it comes to working in the space of gender-based violence

Michael Komape’s family awarded R1.4m in damages by appeal court

Supreme Court of Appeal says the attitude of the education authorities “to be deprecated in the strongest possible terms”

Citizens ache for new form of politics

Talking about a revolution is fitting given the state’s performance over the past 25 years

Limpopo schools continue to lag on the safe sanitation front

Expediture on infrastructure by the province’s education department is only 24% of the budget

An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk

A recent court ruling stipulates that the provincial government must release it scholar transport policy by January 31

Financial compensation for grief and sorrow?

The death of Michael Komape has ignited debate on whether or not the common law should be developed to include damages for grief

Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools

The North West MEC education of education says overaged learners should not be admitted into schools because they cause disruptions

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