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'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
'We're not racist; just give coloureds a chance'
In Klipspruit West, south of Johannesburg, children are playing in the streets in the middle of the day in their pyjamas. Rocks barricade the streets...
What does it take to be a good school?
What does it take to be a good school?
Using social networks such as WhatsApp at school is mostly viewed as disruptive, especially for pupils. But some of the best-performing schools in...
Public-only schools force equality
Public-only schools force equality
Education is seen as an investment, one that empowers individuals to climb the ladder.
Schools may get national key points status
Schools may get national key points status
The South African Police Service said it was taken by surprise when schools in Vuwani were set on fire. If that is true, it shouldn’t be, the...
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
When schools in the Vuwani district were set on fire during protests, 52 827 pupils could not attend school.
Top school's controversial HIV sports policy raises discrimination concerns
Top school's controversial HIV sports policy raises discrimination concerns
A top school that discourages learners who disclose that they are HIV positive from participating in contact sports has been warned that its...
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
On Monday, when a group of learners, parents and University of Pretoria students demonstrated outside Pretoria High School for Girls, many teachers...
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
It’s remarkably common for classes to be disrupted by teachers answering their cellphones, a study has found. Schoolchildrens’ phones are also...
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
The basic education department’s solution to the dire shortage of counsellors, psychologists and social workers at schools is to deploy student...
Underground library to the rescue
Underground library to the rescue
In the midst of ongoing protests over municipal boundaries in Vuwani, Limpopo, schools are being torched, but there is a flicker of hope – the...
Fear shuts doors on stranded pupils
Fear shuts doors on stranded pupils
Only one book in the schoolyard has escaped the fire. Ironically, the single line penned in the book is: I will never forget such a tragedy.
Forces behind the Vuwani fire
Forces behind the Vuwani fire
Intelligence operatives and security forces deployed to Vuwani say they have identified chiefs, politicians and business people who are behind the...

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