science education

 
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...
M&G's Sarah Wild scoops Africa's top science journalism award
M&G's Sarah Wild scoops Africa's top science journalism award
Mail & Guardian's science editor Sarah Wild on Wednesday night walked away with the main prize in science journalism on the...
South Africans must move beyond bumper-sticker science
South Africans must move beyond bumper-sticker science
“It will help you get a job”, “there is money in studying science”, “we need more students learning...
Grants for bioscientists
Grants for bioscientists
A top young researcher could claim a research grant of R31 200 as part of an initiative to encourage broader participation among young South...

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