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Fourth industrial revolution must not cement inequality
Fourth industrial revolution must not cement inequality
Leaders from institutions spanning banking, academia and telecommunications bemoan how South Africa is unprepared for the fourth industrial...
Better trained teachers will lead to economic transformation
Better trained teachers will lead to economic transformation
If radical economic transformation is to be realised, the education system will have to be transformed. Without addressing problems with the...
​Class of 2016’s mixed bag of results
​Class of 2016’s mixed bag of results
COMMENT’Tis the season of the numbers … Every January South Africa puts on its diagnostic hat and interrogates the matric results to...
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
The lead researcher for an important international study has red-flagged the drop in the number of grade nines who excel at maths, pointing to its...
​Shaky data skews literacy results
​Shaky data skews literacy results
COMMENTEvery few years South Africa participates in international tests of reading, maths and science to see what learners know and how this...
SA education: The poorest choice
SA education: The poorest choice
The state of education in South Africa is of nationwide concern -- and so it should be. When almost 80% of grade five learners are judged to be at...
Together step by step
Together step by step
There is by now widespread agreement across the country on the fundamental problem in our schools -- in far too many of them, learners do not learn...

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