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Teach in first language, it’s the key to success

Switching to second-language teaching too early places pupils at a great disadvantage

Court rules in favour of mother tongue education

Bursary scheme favours student teachers from rural areas

Crossing the (African) language barrier

Every thinking white South African must have toyed with the idea of learning an African language. Few, however, have tried, writes Brent Meersman.

On the mysteries of early learning

Pilot tests in Gauteng schools have cast new light on mediums of instruction in the foundation phase.

Talking in mother tongues

To campaign for the primacy of one language by negating another is exactly how to kill the cause.

Finding the real culprit

Can we really blame English for the failure in our children's learning?

Found in translation

Lack of funds threatens experiment in mother-tongue education, writes <b>Cornia Pretorius</b>

Perverting the system

There is strong evidence to indicate that principals weeded out higher-risk candidates to increase the 2010 matric pass rate.

African languages are cool, ok?

There is a crisis in African languages, particularly at school level, that everyone concerned will have to address.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

Press Releases

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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