Maths And Science

Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017

Readers write in about maths and science, and dignity and ubuntu.

​Pupils’ 20% pass reflects crisis in maths teaching

South Africans should be deeply worried about the state of maths teaching and learning.

​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future

The numbers are low so more needs to be done to support top performing maths pupils – even at private schools.

SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism

Drilled into learning by rote, grade nines still fare dismally, but better than they used to.

Africa needs more women hooked on science

The marginalisation of women in science occurs globally, but representation is particularly dire in Africa.

Improved maths and science results crucial to technology entrepreneurship

Poor pass rates and stifling government policies and regulations have been undermining efforts to boost local innovation in technology.

Maths at school adds up to success

A nonprofit organisation is going to the heart of South Africa's educational problem and getting good results.

Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science

The Department of Basic Education is putting measures in place to ensure schools stop dropping the two critical subjects.

Khaya Dlanga: Our education is designed to cripple

We are breeding a nation of angry underachievers, yet we come from a generation of overachievers. Citizens now need to step up to the education plate.

The myths of maths and education

There is scant evidence to back up the idea that success in maths will lead to economic progress.

Rural community gets computer lab

Two schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal received iPads and computers for more advanced math and science learning

Ask the right questions

South Africa must do more to overcome the challenges that teachers and learners face in maths and science education.

Press Releases

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Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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MTN unveils TikTok bundles

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.