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The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages

DA cries foul play over muted mic

But high court rules in favour of the eThekwini municipality, as judge decries ‘political point-scoring’

Cellphones, Covid-19 and zoom calls: The making of ‘Cabin Fever’

‘Cabin Fever’, written, directed and produced by Tim Greene, was filmed on cellphones during the hard lockdown earlier this year. It’s a no-budget triumph

Covid-19 deepens Kenya’s educational divide

Children are expected to keep learning at home during the coronavirus lockdown, but a lack of resources makes this a tricky prospect for some of them

Covid-19’s lesson: The stars bandy us about in which way pleases them

Science, education, technological advancement and wealth made us feel we are protected and have power over life, but we can’t control everything

Eusebius McKaiser: A way to find meaning in a strange world

How we live has changed – we cannot avoid the threat of death brought by the coronavirus

Corporate bullying in fight over Xolobeni mining

Activists argue that the Australian company suing them is using the courts to silence criticism and so abusing the legal system. The law should change to stop these types of suits

Singapore slammed for ‘cruel’ Zoom death sentence

Zoom has become popular during virus lockdowns worldwide for everything from virtual school classes to business meetings — but Human Rights Watch criticised its use to mete out capital punishment

To the teachers of South Africa: We salute you

Teachers are probably some of the most undervalued people in society and often criticised for being ineffective or being chastised for this, that and the other.

I buried my father on Zoom. Was I laying my culture to rest?

The Covid-19 pandemic prevented me from leaving London to be at my father’s funeral in Uganda and perform the rites. Instead, I attended it online

Covid-19’s impact on small biz

Small businesses are choosing to adapt and upgrade their offering in order to keep their heads above water until Covid-19 is contained

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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

Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

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