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Economists should really look wider before speaking about schools

‘We believe that opening schools without addressing an unfair and unequal education system that disadvantages poor, working class and rural children will increase inequality.’

The girl who fell out of school

The Free State education department and a special needs school have failed to enrol a pupil in class despite a court ordering them to do so

Fees free fall, independent schools close

Parents have lost their jobs or had salaries cut; without state help the schools just can’t survive

We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach

Why dads matter: How reading to your kids can make a difference

The amount of time fathers spend reading with their children can help predict how well their children will read and write in the future

The department must communicate the same message to prevent confusion

What is most crucial is that the department of education communicates a clear and concise message to parents and caregivers to avoid unnecessary panic and further confusion

Education: A state of unreadiness

Evidence shows schools are not ready as the department pushes them to reopen in 10 days

Government’s plan for universities and schools – the story so far

Ministers outline initiatives and the plans for all education institutions

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

National Disaster declaration follows confirmation of internal transmission of covid-19

Schools closed, visas revoked, non-essential travel stopped as South African president announces the number of Covid-19 cases has jumped to 61

Building human capital for the fourth industrial revolution

The government, business, labour and civil society must work together to link potential employees to productive and decent jobs

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

School textbooks present Mandela as ‘messianic myth’

A presentation at the South African Education Research Association 2014 conference finds that history textbooks misrepresent Nelson Mandela.

Life saving cancer vaccine will be difficult to implement

While HPV vaccines will save lives, target schoolgirls will be hard to reach.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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