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Q&A Sessions: Frank Chikane on the rainbow where colours never meet

Reverend Frank Chikane has just completed six years as the chairperson of the Kagiso Trust. He speaks about corruption, his children’s views and how churches can be mobilised

Are young South Africans set up for failure?

With 7.9-million young South Africans out of work or with very little education or training opportunities, who looks out for their aspirations?

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in...

Matric pass rate hides failures

Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage

Education MECs welcome matric results

The Eastern Cape had the most-improved performance, and the Free State achieved its top spot in the provincial pecking order

Matric class hits 80% pass mark for the first time

With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results

Motshekga congratulates poor, rural schools for producing brilliant learners

With 12-million students in 26 000 schools, the education system is under pressure to teach the next generation. Education minister says it’s working

Matrics don’t need a degree to get a job

Artisans are in short supply and colleges and apprenticeships are a viable alternative to a university qualification

Pre-grade R is on the timetable

The National Development Plan wants children to go to school earlier. Will the country’s provinces be ready to meet the start date in 2024?

Pass rate says little about schooling

The metric is poorly understood and is an inadequate standard by which to rate our education system

Eastern Cape intervention gets results

After years of under-performance, the province has shown that things can change for the better

Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the country is moving closer to its goals

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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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

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!