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Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands

Analysts say some of the requirements could be met successfully but others are non-starters.

Child marriage still rife in Mozambique

More than half a million Mozambican women between the ages of 20 and 24 years old got married before the age of 18.

Laaities: What do we know, though?

What do the people who were laaities in the nineties remember about the days before the struggle became really real?

Adult education fails its teachers

Colleges are closing down in the transition from one government department to another.

Day Three: ‘It’s a lot like Manenberg’

Day three of their road trip saw the Rock Girls visiting New Brighton and Helenvale to share stories with the young girls who live there.

Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring

A damning report held back from the public highlights the extent of cronyism and the influence of unions in filling education positions.

Government figures on transporting pupils to school ‘a lie’

A teacher’s organisation and two NGOs say that hundreds of thousands of children in KwaZulu-Natal walk long distances to and from school.

Struggle continues for disabled children

Government has placed some disabled pupils in school but concerns remain over the ability of the school to give them an adequate education.

Cida City Campus gets another offer on the table

Liquidators who previously ignored an offer from the AAYMCA will now be forced to meet "creditors" to discuss this and other offers.

Angie fails the test for accountability

Government remains mute about missing results and the Eastern Cape's teacher debacle.

Angie fails the test for accountability

Government remains mute about missing results and the Eastern Cape's teacher debacle.

Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model

Working with small business is good for big business, the economy and job creation.

Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014

The head of the professional teachers’ organisation says it is time to take a hard look at educators’ content knowledge and methodology.

Schools claim no textbooks received all year

The Limpopo education department faces increased pressure after a report revealed 50% of next year’s books are yet to be acquired.

Overcoming the odds at Grahamstown school

Most pupils at Grahamstown's GADRA school come from disadvantaged backgrounds. So how has the school become the second-biggest feeder to Rhodes?

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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