Education

What does the matric pass rate actually tell us about the...

The annual matric pass rate is traditionally considered a measure of the health of our schooling system. This statistic is an important...

Load shedding and food insecurity: The plight of students’ food insecurity...

According to Universities South Africa (USAF), one in three students do not make it to graduation. This is due to an array...

The 2021 Integrity Icons share what integrity means to them

Accountability Lab SA is part of a global network of labs working on good governance and anti-corruption. Their Annual Integrity Icon Awards...

What does the National Youth Development Agency do?

On November 10, president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a new board for the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).  Asanda Luwaca was also appointed...

The state of civic education in South Africa

One of the biggest takeaways from the 2021 local government elections was a massive decline in voter turnout. There are a number...

Graaff-Reinet has ran dry in more ways than one

Graaff-Reinet has been plagued by a drought for seven years now. It is the fifth-oldest town in South Africa situated in the...

Jobseekers: How to apply for a job in-person

The Jobseekers Series is a series of articles The Daily Vox team has put together to help prospective jobseekers. Job Seeking is...

The List: Popular job search websites in South Africa

The Jobseekers Series is a series of articles The Daily Vox team has put together to help prospective jobseekers. Job Seeking is...

Pop-up cinema in Khayelitsha is making entertainment accessible

In Khayelitsha, Buhle Sithela, a young entrepreneur, is bringing the movies to the community. Sithela is the brains behind the mobile cinema...

Inequality of South African proportions

South Africa has been described as the most unequal society in the world. The racial and economic legacy of Apartheid has evolved...

AlexFM station manager: “Alexandra was silenced yesterday morning”

AS TOLD TO Four community radio stations were attacked and looted in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal this week. The ongoing...

“Unqualified” Zimbabwean teacher created a top tutoring academy on WhatsApp

Maxwell Chimedza is an “unqualified” teacher from Zimbabwe. While he doesn’t have a formal degree, Chimedza uses his cellphone to tutor students....

What you need to know: Racial tensions at Mpumalanga school turn...

On Monday, a physical fight broke out at the Witbank Technical High School in Mpumalanga between parents. An alleged incident of racism...

In her own words: former Cornwall student shares her experience of...

This week parents at Cornwall Hill College staged a demonstration where they called for the resignation of the headmaster.

We need a better action plan to combat racism in schools

Reports of racism in South African schools are common. The most recent report of racism was at Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria...

Pay back the money: A guide to collecting money you are...

When you loan people your money, especially family and friends, they can let you down by not paying back their debt and,...

This programme gives learners another shot at their matric certificate

Not everyone passes matric on their first try, which is why the Department of Basic Education (DBE) introduced a “second chance” programme...

TVET colleges: here’s what you need to know

Usually conversations around higher education in South Africa are centered on universities. But technical vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are also...

Q&A: Kagiso Trust on the triumph of grade 12 learners in...

The Kagiso Trust is a self-funded South African development agency. This year, the trust is celebrating the performance of  grade 12s in...

NSFAS: Funding is not being phased out for teaching and nursing...

There has been much alarm around the news that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) might be defunding teaching and nursing...
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