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Oxford’s position on Rhodes Must Fall is bad politics — and even worse history

It is misleading to use Nelson Mandela’s name to defend the Cecil John Rhodes statue

Tobacco and a tipple gave comfort during times of war

Allied forces in the two world wars were provided with cigarettes. The anti-smoking Nazis used taxes on tobacco to help fill Germany’s depleted coffers

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.

Memories don’t stop the hatred

Recalling atrocities of the past does not prevent new horrors from being committed in the future.

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Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

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Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

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Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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