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Manenberg school highlights public versus private education debate

An independent school in Manenberg had better matric results last year than any state school in the area. But is it a model that should be scaled up?

Growing a thinking school

A school is more than a place to rest a bag of heavy tomes; it’s an experience that will forge a child’s future.

A South African school making a world of difference

More than just a school, St Stithians is a village for educational excellence that inspires and gives back to the community.

Developing global achievers

Three schools working together to deliver values, educational excellence and critical thinking skills to their pupils.

Private education transforms itself

Independent schools play a critical role in the provision of education in South Africa with more than half a million learners using private education.

Mpumalanga’s failing independent schools face closure

The education MEC in Mpumalanga has said independent schools in the province face closure if they fail to produce a matric pass rate of at least 50%.

Low-fee and private – but still too pricey

Cheaper independent schools are out of the poor’s grasp because they can’t afford to lower their fees.

Taking a religious stance

Does religion make a difference to the quality of education: Some heads of school give their views.

Debating the gender barrier

No simple answer to the single sex vs co-ed question.

Spotting trouble

How do you know if the independent school you're hoping to send your child to is worth the dent in your pocket? This checklist might help.

All schools are not equal

Independent education fills the gaps.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

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

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

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

Press Releases

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

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'

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