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It’s time to reimagine adult literacy in a post-Covid-19 world

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, it’s important that adult learners aren’t left left behind. The lockdown has curtailed face-to-face lessons, but companies in the adult literacy space are pivoting to online learning

We need more women in STEM careers

Local solutions are needed to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths

Covid-19 deepens the educational divide

With the closure of schools, learning has moved to online platforms across the world, but a UNESCO report said only 12% of households in the least-developed countries have internet access at home

‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home

Investing in education as a global common good

High-stakes choices today, transforming education for tomorrow. Covid-19 must be used as a catalyst to strengthen health and education

Human lives matter more than education, but humans can still learn

The lockdown has exposed gross inequalities in education and society, but also gives us the opportunity to find new solutions

What we are learning about distance learning

Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg has learned some important lessons about teaching during the Covid-19 lockdown

The urgency of rethinking education — for Africa and the world

We need to re-evaluate the purpose and delivery of learning, so that all citizens are equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century, among them fighting climate change and adapting to technological disruption

Purpose, profit and progress

Studying further doesn’t have to mean academia — exploring the TVET option may yield good results

Trump warns Iran of ‘major retaliation,’ threatens sanctions on Iraq

Trump bluntly warned Iran against taking vengeance, repeating his insistence that US bombing targets could include Iran's cultural heritage sites

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

Unequal educational outcomes are about more than enrolment

Young people study from textbooks that reinforce stereotypes and omit women’s historical contributions

E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future

The conference will bring together different role players in society to discuss opportunities for expanding Africa’s education sector

​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages

Although English may not be the de facto talk of the town in South Africa, in written form it continues to dwarf others

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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