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Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises
Pattern recognition: we are all born with it. It is how we learn language, how we survive, how we make sense of the world. Without this mania for...
University students elect their hero teachers
University students elect their hero teachers
Earlier this month, the University of Cape Town (UCT) honoured a teacher at a high school in Mpumalanga for her superior teaching record and the...
Programme multiplies pupils’ success
Programme multiplies pupils’ success
Two years ago, Queenstown teenager Yamkela Sondlo (17) narrowly scraped through her grade 11
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Privilege (n): a special right or advantage that only one person or group has.
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)
Farzana Suliman owes her inspiration to becoming a teacher to her former teachers, who were undoubtedly good role models. She says teaching gives...
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Bees were once thought to be geniuses, natural architects with supernatural mastery over mathematics. This reputation came in for a good kicking a...
All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
Don’t jump to the conclusion that, judging by 2016’s matric results, boys are better than girls at maths.
Why pressured schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
Why pressured schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
Starting now, South Africa’s pupils will be able to obtain as little as 20% in...
Editorial: Counting on education
Editorial: Counting on education
The greatest threat to economic growth and political stability in South Africa is education – or the fact that pupils and students do not get...
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has opened up since 1994, but the government has been less successful at improving the quality of education pupils receive,...
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
The average performance of grade nine pupils in maths has dropped again – to 10.8%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on...

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