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From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
Michael Malapane is from the Free State. But like so many other South Africans he has long left the place of his birth in search of economic...
Africans deserve to hear their stories
Africans deserve to hear their stories
At the Franschhoek Literary Festival a few months ago, I was sorely challenged on the foundation of the English curriculum taught in South African...
What is World Teachers' Day?
What is World Teachers' Day?
Commemorating the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/Unesco Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, World Teachers’ Day is...
The silent struggle of special needs students in South Africa
The silent struggle of special needs students in South Africa
In the face of other issues that have a clear sense of urgency when presented to the public, some problems are neglected for decades, becoming...
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Floyd Shivambu claims that a shortfall of more than R600 000 to buy his R1-million Range Rover was paid by his brother, who bought his 2012 BMW
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is holding its ninth national congress at a time when violence at schools seems to be on the...
Schools expel children with no IDs
Schools expel children with no IDs
Two children, then aged eight and 14, from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape had to leave school in 2015 and sit at home after being chased out of...
Prescription drug poses new threat to youths
Prescription drug poses new threat to youths
Nozipho*, a confident grade 12 learner, is keen to talk about drugs. Her brother committed suicide after becoming hooked on whoonga (low-grade...
The art of flouting security
The art of flouting security
The Gauteng department of education has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools, teachers and pupils. Yet, despite many...
Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
Improve schools by having restorative justice and teaching learners more than content
High levels of ill-discipline and violence characterise many South African schools. The landscape has seen the erosion of teachers’ authority,...
Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields
Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields
Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods. Bongekile Macupe...
Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA
Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA
Inadequate funding for education is not the key challenge facing South Africa’s struggling public education system; rather, the inefficient...

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