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Q&A Sessions: ‘A good teacher must love the kids’

As a child, Mokhudu Machaba had to cross a flooded river on her way to school in rural Limpopo. She fell pregnant at 15 but returned to complete her matric and found employment as a domestic worker to pay for her tertiary education. The dedicated educator, who has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize talks to Lucas Ledwaba

Online learning must remain a key component of teaching systems

Technology offers students a richer learning experience and helps prepare them for the workplace

Billy Monama: stringing together South African guitar history

The guitarist’s book, Introduction to South African Guitar Style: Volume One is due to be published at the end of the year

Initial teacher education must be prioritised

Education and the education of teachers is already a complex issue and even more so in rapidly-changing global circumstances

Use African languages to promote learning

The use of English in lectures can alienate and silence students because they feel inadequate

Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

Technology not the elixir of education

The fourth industrial revolution brings opportunities but also challenges for young teachers and teacher educators

What is World Teachers’ Day?

A looks at the celebration's history provides guidance for the future of education

The silent struggle of special needs students in South Africa

A special education teacher’s reflections on teaching demonstrate that a nationwide effort is needed to ensure no learner is left behind

Excellence in Special Needs Teaching

'Words cannot describe the emotions experienced by both learner and educator when a basic skill has been mastered'

What do teachers really ‘make’?

Teaching is no longer about delivering content; it is ultimately about shaping the world’s future

‘Only at 40 did I start to rise’

"Out of desperation, I took a job. Ironically, by accepting leadership, it led me back to teaching"

Research: More than 50 000 teachers at public schools are living with HIV

The purpose of the research was to look at the health and wellbeing of public schools, with specific focus on the HIV profile of school leadership

Open source is the future of teaching

New, free ways of helping teachers and learners have the power to transform education in Africa

Unions slam plans to ‘outsource’ exams for tens of millions of rands

Teachers are unhappy with the department’s plan to build a repository of ‘high-quality’ questions.

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