Education

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...

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...

When schools are too private for cultural diversity

Racism at schools has been in the national spotlight following protests over discriminatory hair regulations at Pretoria Girls High School in August, and South...

Here’s how we can achieve free higher education by 2019

Professor ARI SITAS believes free tertiary education is possible for students in South Africa and should be implemented by 2019. Sitas answers six questions...

Doc-U-Mentally: A review and reflection on junior doctors in South Africa

If you're a doctor, or a patient, or you know someone who's a doctor or who's been a patient in a South African public...

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...

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...

A letter to John Robbie, for everyone else who heard that...

Dear John, I listened to your radio show on 29 August 2016, in which you interviewed Mishka Wazar, journalist and former pupil of Pretoria Girls’...

Zulaikha Patel: How We All Wish We Were You

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it. The little girl - now known to all...

#DecoloniseSchooling: we need to talk about the violence “elite” schools perpetuate

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh has reopened a can of worms for many of us who attended private and ex-model C schools. If I'm honest, this...

Old Girls pledge their support for learners at Pretoria High School...

We, alumni of Pretoria High School for Girls stand in solidarity with the bold and courageous learners of the school, who have spoken out...

“Our schools undervalue blackness and focus more on containing us than...

The 28th of August 2016 marked a turning point at Pretoria High School for Girls. In a school where stories of racism and injustice...

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh is just one example of the frustration of black learners...

Where the blue of heaven is deepest. Every person who attended Pretoria High School for Girls knows the opening to the school song. But...

The education system is leaving children with disabilities behind

On 17 August, social justice NGO Section 27 released a report entitled “Too Many Children Left Behind: Inclusion in the South African Inclusive Education...

So, what’s the best way to teach children about the history...

A private school in Johannesburg has clarified accusations that it had forced black students to carry a dompas as part of a school project. Nandi...

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...

Decolonisation must begin at schools

I am a student at the university currently known as Rhodes. Our struggle for decolonisation remains urgent, and unfulfilled. Meanwhile, the struggle for decolonisation...

Eight things you didn’t know about the University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is known for its notable alumni - with many political figures who all hailed from this institution. The...
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