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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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