Education

Should We Have No Religion Or All Religions In Schools?

A religious NGO, known as Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie (OGOD/Organisation for Religious Teaching and Democracy), is currently seeking a court order against the...

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...

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...

Charges withdrawn against Philippi High learners who protested against learning in...

Eight learners from Phillippi High in the Western Cape were released without charge on Wednesday after being detained overnight at Nyanga police station. They...

Should NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong’o have asked white people to leave his...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of Africa’s most influential and celebrated scholars of decolonialism. His series of public lectures taking place at universities around...

In defence of fallism: A response to #FeesMustFall critics

In an article published recently on The Daily Vox, Ebrahim Fakir and Ayesha Soni posed some serious challenges to the #FeesMustFall (FMF) movement, and...

#HireAGraduate Protests Seek to Raise Awareness about Graduate Unemployment

Flashmobs are usually fun. But this one was slightly more serious than a bunch of kids suddenly bursting into song and dance in a...

Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child...

Provincial education departments faced legal claims of up to R1.5‑billion over the past financial year, according to their annual reports. Among the claims, some of...

Free higher education is not a universal right

The 2017 university year is beginning in earnest. The spectre of continued #FeesMustFall (#FMF) movement activity, in spite of evident attrition, political party capture,...

University scholarship opportunities you should apply for NOW

There are scholarship opportunities floating around all the time - but finding one for which you fully meet the criteria and most suits your...

A letter to the first years who carry burdens heavier than...

Iviwe Fakela, a medical student at the University of Cape Town, has some words of encouragement for incoming first-year university students, especially those who...

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...

Beyond FMF: The first in their families to go to university

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...

Beyond FMF: The Do-Gooders and World-Savers

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

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...

#Riding4SAEducation aims to raise funds for impoverished learners

Salaam Foundation, which is the humanitarian wing of Salaamedia, - an online humanitarian journalism portal - is going to be embarking on a 3,...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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