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It’s best to teach pupils by the book

Textbooks are essential when there's no culture of reading and teachers lack content knowledge.

R180m owed for school supplies

Publishers are out of pocket because the Eastern Cape education department flouted procurement rules.

Letters to the editor: April 10 to 16 2015

Readers voice their opinion on Qur'an rules, textbooks and statues.

Anatomy of a varsity textbook

It’s not just a lump of paper and ink, but a curated and researched stake in your future.

Pupils Speak Out: If you can’t give us textbooks, give us computers

The basic education minister should give pupils textbooks and technology, but in reality there's still a lack of these critical education aids.

No time to make decent textbooks

Publishers bemoan the impossibly tight deadlines imposed by the education department, which compromises academic quality.

Learning to live in a material world

Expecting every pupil to receive a textbook isn’t prima-donna behaviour: universal access is vital.

Single textbook option slammed

Storm of opposition greets the government’s plan of ?‘one book per subject, per grade, per language’.

Students hurt by pricey textbooks

Ways to create cheaper learning materials are being probed, but there are stumbling blocks.

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.

DA reveals ‘insulting’ figures on basic education dept

The DA has expressed shock over Medium Term Strategic Framework figures, which show that only 61% of pupils have access to required textbooks.

An odd allergy in the judiciary

The judiciary is quite right to be reluctant to tell government in its judgments what to do or what not to do.

Motshekga to challenge textbook ruling

The basic education department will appeal a court ruling despite hundreds of pupils not having all their textbooks months into the school year.

A textbook case for stronger action

The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.

SAHRC report gives damning reasons for textbook shortages

An SAHRC report indicates most provincial education departments do not know how many schools or pupils they have in the province.

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