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Low-fee independent schools ignored

These schools cater for the poorest urban learners but they are battling to keep their doors open.

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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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

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Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story