Education

Could teaching children many languages help eradicate racism?

Language is one of the most important tools that are used for communication in the world and it can also be one of the...

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...

Why are our schools unsafe for LGBTQI+ children?

LGBTQI+ South Africans face discrimination on a daily basis, despite constitutional protections. Whether they are at school, out shopping for groceries or being denied...

The Just Law Podcast Makes Justice Accessible To Ordinary People

In pursuit of social justice, a thirty-year-old Advocate Lunga Siyo, with the help of a friend, has founded a legal rights advocacy platform aimed...

Bronkhorstspruit accident: “These children were so young to have died the...

Irene Simelane heard about the horrific crash that took the lives of 18 children and two adults in Mpumalanga on Friday over the news. She...

A foray into the messy world of Fees Must Fall politicking

Behind one of the many buildings that dotted the Eskom Learning Centre in Midrand, a huge white marquee had been erected for the Higher...

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...

Funda Sonke Wants Young People Involved In The Reading Revolution

Nal’ibali is an organisation which wants to get South Africa reading, by organising the annual South African version of World Read Aloud...

NSFAS delays leave students uncertain and unfunded

Delays regarding National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding have left prospective university students in limbo, and some institutions in chaos. The knock-on effect...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENT This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

Centro Infantil Nhelety: Mozambique’s early childhood success story

Last week, Unicef held a five-day workshop on early childhood development (ECD) in Mozambique. Pre-school education experts visited nine schools in Maputo province to...

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...

It’s Time For Ex-Model C Schools To Stop Focusing On Rugby...

LAURENCE STEWART says that a tragedy continues to be played out in the name of tradition and value at the stubborn ex-Model C schools...

Universities should offer practical qualifications that immediately qualify graduates for jobs

Dean Erasmus says that institutions of higher learning need to focus on the outcome of improving lives and finding work, rather than research. Looking at...

Parents, principals will no longer decide whether learners get condoms

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education...

Everything you need to know about higher education’s CACH system

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system has been pushed by universities and the department of higher education and training (DHET) as...

The building occupation at UWC is about more than just housing...

A group of 40 students has been occupying ResLife, a partially damaged administration building at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) since Sunday....

University of Pretoria issues tender calling for private security on campus

The University of Pretoria (UP) is advertising a tender calling for the provision of “ad hoc crowd control services” on all campuses of the...

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists showcases SA’s bright future in STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have created solutions to the pressing problems of modern life. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science...

UKZN students protest medical school corruption and training policies

On Monday, nearly one hundred students embarked on a peaceful picket at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, shutting down...
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