History

Blowtorch prose hits the spot

Filled with great skill and craftsmanship, Fred Khumalo’s short stories are exceptional

Reimagining sites of basic education

Knowledge gaps can be plugged without always changing compulsory subjects for matric pupils

School history curriculum overhaul mooted

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has asked that the history curriculum become more comprehensive and well-rounded

Letters to the Editor: June 22 to 28

Our readers write in about unlocking youth power and the evolution of the school curriculum

What we teach must be relevant

If we do not change the way we teach our children, we will be in big trouble in 30 years

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem

History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems

Editorial: History’s crucial lessons

'​The department of education’s plan to make history compulsory for every learner throughout their schooling career is to be applauded'

‘Move away from shallow history’

The basic education department’s task team says a deeper connection to the subject must be nurtured

Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’

During an interview, Eusebius McKaiser questioned Angie Motshekga on history as a compulsory subject, the teacher-pupil ratio and violence in schools

Education task team — History should be a compulsory school subject from 2023

The task team was established in 2015 after there was a 'perceived lack of knowledge of the country’s history among learners'

A thousand tales span 100 years in Jozi epic

Our interview with acclaimed novelist and playwright Harry Kalmer.

A timely yet unheard parable: The tale of The Woman, The Children and The Beasts

Despite the rejection, violence and erasure of young women activists’ contributions to SA’s political landscape, they are making themselves heard.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences