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Monthly Archives: October, 2017

80-year-old ready for doctorate after acing her master’s degree

Kamau Maichuhie For Janet David Silla, age is just a number that cannot prevent her from achieving whatever she has trained her eyes on. The...

Presidential polls force schools closures in Kenya

Ouma Wanzala A number of schools are hurriedly closing ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, with parents asking the government to beef up security for candidates who...

Angie Motshekga sends best wishes to Matric 2017

Bonile Khanyi Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has wished the class of 2017 well ahead of their final examination. “I’d like to wish the class...

EFF Student Command celebrates landslide victory in Wits SRC Elections

Bonile Khanyi The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) had a landslide victory in the Student Representative Council elections at the University of the...

O.R. Tambo statue unveiled at airport

President Jacob Zuma unveiled a life-size statue of the late ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo to applause and jubilation on Thursday morning. The statue...

Sadtu march was the last resort

Thabo Mohlala On the same day that South Africans reacted with shock and disbelief at the recent surprise cabinet reshuffle, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union...

Hlengiwe Mkhize has her work cut out for her in the restless tertiary sector

Thabo Mohlala Just when she was settling in at the department of home affairs, Hlengiwe Mkhize, was reshuffled to yet another challenging portfolio: higher education and...

We must fight sexual violence at schools says parliament education committee

Bonile Khanyi Parliament’s Select Committee on Education and Recreation has condemned the recent acts of sexual assault against learners at schools in Gauteng and Limpopo. The...

State of the art Nokuthula School is what special needs children deserve

Bonile Khanyi Children living with disabilities in Alexandra will now have easier access to schooling. On Tuesday, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) officially opened...

Reopening teacher education colleges – a remedy for education ills?

Professor Sarah Gravett The media frequently reports on calls to re-open teacher education colleges, however, those who make these calls are scant on providing detail....

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Andile Nongogo Appointed New NSFAS CEO

THE National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Andile Nongogo as its new chief executive officer for the next five years.

Opinion: DUT Vice-chancellor, Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu Talks About The Kind Of Leadership Required To Reform The Country

PROFESSOR THANDWA MTHEMBU I have been asked to share some reflections on the topic: What kind of leadership is required...

Basic Education Launches A Full-Scale Investigation After Another Question Paper Leak Rocks Final Matric Exams

BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned in the strongest terms the leaking of Physical Sciences Paper 2 exam, which was...

Michaela Robinson Wins Big At Wits University’s Annual Sports Awards

THE future of sailing is clearly in good hands – judging by the recipients at the annual Wits Sports Awards. The sport...

Classroom Corner: Hugh Corder, A Man For All Seasons

VETERAN law scholar and activist Professor Hugh Corder well remembers his BCom LLB graduation at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It was...
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