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Q&A Sessions: ‘A good teacher must love the kids’

As a child, Mokhudu Machaba had to cross a flooded river on her way to school in rural Limpopo. She fell pregnant at 15 but returned to complete her matric and found employment as a domestic worker to pay for her tertiary education. The dedicated educator, who has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize talks to Lucas Ledwaba

To the first-years from rural and township schools: Don’t despair

My colleagues and I were talking about our experiences as first-year students and how things can...

Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC’s support

Refilwe Lesufi says there is an urgent need to create off-grid solutions in rural areas

Teachers, pull yourselves together and prepare your lessons

Educators need to stop playing victim and plan to teach in less favourable conditions

‘Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas’

Schools on farm and communal land are multigrade, resources are minimal and the lifestyle change is a shock

KZN pupils head to court over school transport

A case will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday morning on whether or not provincial government is liable to provide transport.

Damning rural schools report suppressed

A leaked document shows the crippling effect of powerful unions and cronyism on basic education.

Making education more homely

Informal learning not only can, but should, be used as the foundation for formal schooling.

Rural KZN school gets A+ for pass rates

A principled principal has enjoyed tremendous success by instilling self-confidence in his pupils.

At Kharkams, they learn by heart

Community conquers all at the school in Namaqualand where no one gets left behind.

The schools that defy the odds

A documentary series asks what poor schools that excel are doing differently.

Rural schools beat the odds

Limited resources didn't stop a small rural community from excelling in science.

Sexual abuse rampant at rural schools

Mpumalanga's education department has dismissed 60 teachers for sexually abusing pupils in the past five years, the province has disclosed.

Opening up young minds

Winner -- Investing in the Future Education Award: Ntataise.

Biology in the bush

Shepherd Mandhlazi writes about the highs and lows of teaching in rural areas where there's more livestock than there are laboratories.

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Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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