Education

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...

Saftu still awaiting permission for a November general strike

Cosatu embarked on a national strike on Wednesday to protest corruption and state capture. The recently formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)...

Two Johannesburg teachers open up about their back to school anxieties

The opening of schools has been pushed back to February 15 by the department of basic education. This was in relation to...

Government has no plan for student historical debt – yet

The free education plan that is expected to come into full effect this year was another major victory for the Fees Must Fall movement....

EFFSC plans to shut down Unisa’s Joburg centre until demands are...

The University of South Africa (Unisa) EFF Student Command (EFFSC) said it is planning to fully shut down the Unisa Johannesburg Regional Services Centre...

How To Improve Basic Education

Looking at the results by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, which were released...

HETN urges Zuma to release Fees Commission, condemns 2018 fee increases

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has urged President Jacob Zuma to release the Fees Commission report. The HETN also rejects unilateral fee increments...

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...

#FreshersAdvice: Your Complete Guide To South African Universities, Part 2

It's a new academic year and thousands of undergrads will be registering for their first year at university. It's a whole other...

Discipline in schools: what the law says you can and can’t...

There are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having been banned since 1997....

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...

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...

The poverty porn of matric results

The release of matric results every year usually ushers in a slew of reports of young people who've succeeded despite great odds....

Decolonial School ‘POC’ Supper Had No White People Despite Backlash

The Decolonial School hosted at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has received mass attention over the last week. This attention, however, had very...

Maths & Physics For Toddlers: Making It Fun At The Earliest...

AS TOLD TO A 30-year-old physicist and post-doctorate research fellow at the University of Pretoria, Thabsile Thabethe, recently published...

Amendments to basic education law not “school capture”

The department of basic education (DBE) has been accused of trying to “capture schools” after proposing an amendment to basic education laws. Among other...
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