Education

From Reading Crisis To Reading Culture

The importance of reading cannot be overstated. Words and stories are woven into the fabric of the progress of a society. In South Africa,...

DUT’s Messy Student Politics And Election Affairs

With the commencement of Student Representative Council elections at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), came tensions following complains from different student bodies that...

Schoolchildren will go hungry without infrastructure for feeding schemes

Reflecting on a recent visit to a rural school in the Northern Cape, ActionAid South Africa director, Fatima Shabodien, says school feeding schemes are...

“Matric is the time to have fun and to push to...

School exams are finally over and matriculants are celebrating the festive season craze. The Daily Vox spoke to school-leavers to find out what their...

All you need to know about NSFAS for 2017

Earlier in January, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) opened a second direct application process to students. This call for applications considers numerous...

Black students are still a long, long way from being free...

MALAIKA EYOH, a grade 12 student at Pretoria High School for Girls, points out that while the media attention following protests at the school has...

The Mbegu Platform: Helping The Youth Find Solutions To Problems In...

South Africa is failing its youth - particularly its poor youth. Despite the ability of young people to creatively pose solutions to the problems...

Five takeaways from Mamdani’s UCT lecture on decolonising education

On Tuesday celebrated decolonial scholar Mahmood Mamdani returned to UCT, an institution he once accused of becoming “a new home for Bantu education”. After...

We need national buy-in with the distribution of free sanitary pads

The Kwazulu Natal Department of Education is distributing free sanitary pads to poor menstruating learners as part of an initiative that it launched last...

Math Guru Educator Doesn’t Regret Quitting His Corporate Job

Thamsanqa Vezi, a 27-year-old educator at Velabahleke High School is among the teachers who are flying uMlazi Township's flag high, after the school obtained...

This is how champion teachers are helping learners return to school...

Tefo Gaebetse and Frederick Ocansey — Champion Teachers in the Yethu network in the Northern Cape have prevented not one but four learners...

Elections Live Blog (09/05)

Welcome to the second day of The Daily Vox's elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We'll...

Student Hunger At South African Universities Needs More Attention

Food insecurity at tertiary institutions is aptly described as “the skeleton in universities’ cupboards” because it receives so little attention. Those in...

Palestinian student seeks funding to pursue his engineering dreams

Mohamad Hamdan, a 23-year-old Palestinian living in Beirut, Lebanon, has been accepted to study his master’s in engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology...

DUT Strike Impasse Reaches 5th Week

After four days of mediation before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitrary (CCMA), the industrial action at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

Four SA universities told to review their law programmes

Four universities - Unisa, Walter Sisulu University (WSU), North West University (NWU) and the University of the Free State (UFS) - have failed to...

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...

Eusebius shows us we need academic justice as much as we...

This is the prepared text of the 2016 DCS Oosthuizen Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture that was delivered by Eusebius Mckaiser at the university currently...

Why educating girl children is the key to economic growth in...

Educating Africa's girl children is more urgent than ever as the continent fast approaches a potential stage of social and economic development called a...

Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...
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