Education

How The DA Would Fix Higher Education

The Democratic Alliance said it would merge the higher education and training department with science and technology, and also issue bursaries for poor students...

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...

Basic Education Spokesperson Faces Backlash Over Sexist #ReadToLead Tweets

The department of education’s (DBE) ‘Read to Lead’ campaign took a sexist and tone-deaf turn on August 10 when spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga...

Why I Chose The EFF Student Command

COMMENT Khethobole Sekgota is an EFFSC leader at the University Currently Known as Rhodes University (UCKAR). The decision to interview an...

The Real Price Of A Degree: “We Will Never Be The...

BOOK REVIEW Thuthukani Nkosi, a master’s degree student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has finally published his book The...

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...

How Serious Is The Government’s Plan For Free Education?

When former president Jacob Zuma announced the government's plan for free higher education in 2017, the hope and relief were palpable. It all came...

South Africa Is Caught In The Global Hype Of The Fourth...

South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of...

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...

Why now is the time for #FeesMustFall 2017

The Fees Must Fall movement would do itself and the country a great service to derive inspiration, in these unpredictable times, from the Latin...

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...

What You Need To Know About The #TUTShutdown

All nine campuses of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have been closed since March 4. The shutdown comes after weeks of student protests...

Ramaphosa’s African Language Education Policy Is Actually 5 Years Old

During his inaugural State of the Nation Speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that in an “historic” first, from the beginning of the 2018 academic...

How the Department of Basic Education is failing South African schoolchildren

On the 29th of November, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) finally released its reports on school infrastructure delivery for each province. The reports...

Racist St John’s teacher resigns after pressure from education MEC

A geography teacher at St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, Keith Arlow, resigned on Friday for making racist comments and “bringing the school into...

If you’re struggling you may be eligible for relief on your...

Ling Shepherd found out how you can access indigent relief in the City of Cape Town.  One thing lockdown...

Learners And Teachers Should Start Valuing Life Orientation Before It Can...

Umalusi has called for Life Orientation to be recognised and included in the points system required for university entry. This came after...

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...

Tuks Workers Are Finally Insourced

It has been two years since the rise of "Outsourcing Must Fall" movement, and finally, workers at the University of Pretoria (Tuks)...

No clarity on why Gauteng health has rescinded all nursing bursaries

Most of the students who gathered outside the Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College on Monday had applied for the four-year nursing diploma. They had...
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