Schools That Work

Investing in education: The case for independent schools in SA

Investing in education across the continent is becoming vital

​Home education – is it a possible solution?

Individual attention is impossible to achieve in crowded classrooms

In defiance of schooling stereotypes

So-called 'struggling' schools that nevertheless succeed convey lessons we need to understand.

Rural E Cape school learns tough lessons in leadership

A school in the Eastern Cape shows that firm management produces excellent results.

School triumphs against all odds

With almost 100 pupils in one class, it’s hard to believe this institution boasts 100% pass rates.

At Kharkams, they learn by heart

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

Teachers with heart see pupils soar

Schools need managing to survive, but with principles and passion they thrive.

Excellence thrives in rural isolation

Hidden away in Limpopo, parents and pupils are queuing up at two schools - and for good reason.

‘A cappella moments’ in Katlehong

The lessons that emerge from high-achieving disadvantaged schools should be commonplace

The schools that defy the odds

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

Teachers who show the way

Real leadership enables pupils at five poor schools to succeed.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED catec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income