science education

 
Build bond between science and society
Build bond between science and society
The country’s universities are grappling with a number of problems, many of which are inherently South African in character and by nature...
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Privilege (n): a special right or advantage that only one person or group has.
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Research is central to the University of Pretoria’s long-term vision. It aims to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised...
The best paying degrees to study
The best paying degrees to study
Many university graduates are finding jobs within six months of completing their studies. Some even secure jobs within three months of graduating...
Slice of life: Science for a better future
Slice of life: Science for a better future
I live in Alexandra and when there are heavy rains sewage comes up into the streets. The water that comes up there stinks and it is really...
‘SA must build a science industry’
‘SA must build a science industry’
There is a great need to fund talented African scientists — based in Africa — to succeed, rather than just survive, by providing...
Decolonise science at your peril
Decolonise science at your peril
South Africa has been in the throes of unprece­dented student militancy over the past 18 months, anchored around the demand for free higher...
Move over, Mr Einstein
Move over, Mr Einstein
Some of the brightest talents and most exciting advances in science from around the continent were on display at the Next Einstein Forum. This...
Editorial: Counting on education
Editorial: Counting on education
The greatest threat to economic growth and political stability in South Africa is education – or the fact that pupils and students do not get...
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has opened up since 1994, but the government has been less successful at improving the quality of education pupils receive,...
Science should be every little girl's dream
Science should be every little girl's dream
This trend is likely to grow and the National Development Plan (NDP) recognises that South Africa needs to “increase the size and effectiveness...
Bring 'home science' into the class
Bring 'home science' into the class
I remember how, as a schoolboy in Nigeria, my understanding of the natural world – tempered at home and among my friends – was far removed from...

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