Education

Racism at PMB Girls’ High goes further than the k-word

Alice Draper, who matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School in 2015, reflects on the institutional racism at the school. She says that, despite regular...

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...

Albinism activist says we need to do something before the killings...

Mpho Tjope (33) resigned from his corporate job to dedicate himself as an albinism awareness activist. He says South Africa needs to do more...

Pietermaritzburg Girls High: codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism

Monday’s social media storm around racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, where a white pupil allegedly used the k-word to describe black pupils, is...

Do strict school uniform policies enforce discrimination?

On Monday, Northcliff High School drew criticism when the public learned that it required students to carry a laminated card to show they had...

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...

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...

Racism thrives at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School

Racism at former Model C schools is in the spotlight once again, after voice notes capturing the use of the k-word by a Grade...

Why are the doors of higher learning still closed to young...

More white and Indian kids are going on to higher education today than 12 years ago, but for black and coloured kids, it’s still...

Why do SA universities have more female graduates but fewer academics?

May was graduation season at many universities around South Africa. As usual, social media timelines were flooded with pictures of proud parents and grinning...

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...

UJ raised R147m for student fees. Should other universities follow suit?

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has raised R147 million for missing middle students but just how long can the university keep it up for?...

Children block main road in Kenya to protest their school’s demolition

Land disputes and a lack of schooling infrastructure have led primary school pupils in Kenya to disrupt Nairobi’s traffic. We’ve come a long way...

Wits education students demand clarity on funding


Three education students arrested at a protest on the Wits education campus on Tuesday have been released. The students were arrested because they allegedly...

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....

Our schools need to teach teenagers about homosexuality

Despite the protection provided by the South African Constitution, victimisation and bullying of LGBTQIA+ students in schools is a prevalent issue that the department...

Changing the names of buildings: Transformation or window dressing?

The Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements have raised important questions about whether we have truly African universities or whether our universities...

Wanelisa Xaba on crowdfunding to pay fees: “I got a lot...

While the #FeesMustFall movement pushes for free decolonised education, students who are unable to afford university are still left to source tuition fees wherever...

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...

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...
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