maths and science

 
Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017
Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017
President Jacob Zuma relies on statistics in his State of the Nation address (Sona) to “prove” how South Africa has progressed under ANC rule. In...
​Pupils’ 20% pass reflects crisis in maths teaching
​Pupils’ 20% pass reflects crisis in maths teaching
COMMENTMany South Africans were outraged by the recent announcement that, for 2016, pupils in grades 7 to 9 could progress to the next grade...
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
The lead researcher for an important international study has red-flagged the drop in the number of grade nines who excel at maths, pointing to its...
SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
South Africa’s grade nines were ranked second-last out of 39 countries in maths last year — and were also placed at the bottom of the...
Africa needs more women hooked on science
Africa needs more women hooked on science
It's still a man's world in African science. The marginalisation of women in science is not unique, though, to the continent. It is a pattern around...
Improved maths and science results crucial to technology entrepreneurship
Improved maths and science results crucial to technology entrepreneurship
Each year, more than R20-billion leaves South African shores in technology payments, but the receipts we receive for our technology amount to less...
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Angie Motshekga’s basic education department has told secondary schools not to dare drop mathematics and science in the following year. ...
Khaya Dlanga: Our education is designed to cripple
Khaya Dlanga: Our education is designed to cripple
The quality of our education is not only designed to cripple children's futures, but has the potential to threaten the freedom that was fought for...
The myths of maths and education
The myths of maths and education
With international comparisons of educational results arriving on a regular basis, the political frenzy about how each country has performed...
Rural community gets computer lab
Rural community gets computer lab
Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ngobeni-Abrams recently experienced what most South Africans have been experiencing for quite a long time...
Ask the right questions
Ask the right questions
There is no doubt that we need to do better in maths and science education.

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