Education

UCT: Debate On Israel Boycott Rages On

NEWS ANALYSIS On Friday, 21 June, the University of Cape Town closed submissions for comment on its Senate resolution...

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...

We need to talk about the “taboo” of women’s health in...

Women's healthcare in South Africa is steeped in stigma and misinformation, and Donald Trump's Global Gag Rule does nothing to clear the misunderstanding. There...

Educational Inequality: The Dark Side Of SA’s Education System

COMMENT South Africa is a land of hope, opportunity and most glaringly, a land of stark inequality. This inequality could not be more prevalent than...

The sun is rising on renewable energy technologies

We find ourselves on the verge, once again, of global shifts such as migration and severe climate change among many other challenges forged as...

Pietermaritzburg Girls High pupil suspended pending investigation into racist incident

The KwaZulu-Natal department of education (DoE) confirmed on Tuesday that the pupil who allegedly used the k-word to describe black pupils at Pietermaritzburg Girls...

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

We need to update our copyright laws to allow poor students fair use rights of textbooks, which remain prohibitively expensive for most, writes THABISO...

The return of Rhodes University’s Minimal Initial Payment sparks outrage

Rhodes University students were unhappy after the university announced the return of the Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) or Initial Fee Payment (IFP) for 2018....

Northcliff High concession cards likened to apartheid dompas

A prominent Johannesburg high school has ended its practice of issuing students with passes if they deviated from the official school uniform. This month, Muslim...

The Fees Commission’s work is done, but fallists aren’t holding their...

The Fees Commission was due to complete their final report on the feasibility of free education at the end of June. On Thursday, Musa...

Premier Of Gauteng Demands Results Within “The Next 100 Days”

Gauteng premier David Makhura delivered the State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus on Monday morning....

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

Lecturer On Struggles Of Online Learning And Teaching

The online learning programmes set up by universities to deal with the COVID-19 lockdown has left many students overwhelmed. But students aren’t...

School learner placement dogs the Gauteng education department

The start of every academic year in Gauteng is usually accompanied by the news that many learners are without a place in a school....

Wits Students Are Learning Online – At What Cost

As the debate around the effects of online learning continues, Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib shared his thoughts on the issue via...

Doc-U-Mentally: A review and reflection on junior doctors in South Africa

If you're a doctor, or a patient, or you know someone who's a doctor or who's been a patient in a South African public...

Protecting religion in schools protects the identities of learners

In June the South Gauteng High Court ruled that religious practices may be observed by learners and educators at public schools, but a public...

Harassment, Scuffles Break Out At Wits Hunger Strike

The situation at Wits University is tense on Tuesday morning. There have been clashes between students and private security in Solomon House where students...

How To Improve Basic Education

Looking at the results by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, which were released...

Beyond FMF: #PostGradStruggles

South Africa’s higher education sector has been rocked over the last two years as the Fees Must Fall protests at universities, colleges and technikons...
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