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Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Marking of matric papers progressing well ahead of the Friday deadline

Thabo Mohlala Matric exam marking is going as planned and markers will meet the Friday deadline. This is according to the department of basic education’s spokesperson, Elijah...

Here’s why South Africa has a reading crisis and what can be done about it

Peter Rule The teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year-olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over shared...

Hlengiwe Mkhize: TVET Colleges are critical in reducing youth unemployment

Thabo Mohlala The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is not only concerned with universities but they are looking at the re-configuration of the...

Grade 11 learner commits suicide over failed exams

Bonile Khanyi A Grade 11 pupil allegedly hanged himself in Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit on Wednesday, after discovering he had failed his grade, according to...

How collaboration between established and disadvantaged schools can better South Africa’s education system

Alan Stuart I was the HOD Intermediate Phase at John Wesley School, connected to Pinetown Methodist Church near Durban. John Wesley Pinetown had been established...

Mapungubwe festival inspires future filmmakers in Limpopo

Chester Makana Modikwa Mpa had little insight into movie or documentary film-making. She thought all it required was a camera, some actors a bit of...

Naledi Pandor: Third Science Forum in SA seeks to showcase African science and technology

Bonile Khanyi Thousands of delegates from more than 50 countries have gathered at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria to talk science, technology and innovation.  The event is...

This course aims to help librarians in SA schools adapt to digital

Janet Thomson, Megan Rademeyer and Hlengiwe Mfeka “There needs to be a policy for school libraries, an implementation plan that includes qualified school librarians in each...

Lack of transformation alienates students at universities

Thabo Mohlala The minister of higher education and training, Hlengiwe Mkhize, said universities should begin to seriously confront the vexed issue of transformation and autonomy. The...

A university in Ekurhuleni is definitely in the city’s future

Bonile Khanyi Progress was made recently on a plan for a university to be built in the City of Ekurhuleni when its metropolitan municipality...

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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...

Western Cape Rethinks Matric Rage As COVID-19 Cases Rise

THE Western Cape government is closely monitoring events like Matric Rage, traditionally held on the Garden Route, as the numbers of COVID-19...
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