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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

Metrorail is failing us, say school children who miss classes daily

Tariro Washinyira Cape Town learners are missing school lessons daily because of problems with trains. But there’s no “quick fix”, says Metrorail. On the Northern line...

Afrikaans-speaking parents threaten to close school

Joseph Chirume On Monday, about 80 disgruntled parents, learners and community members attempted to close Sandisulwazi Secondary School in Paterson, Eastern Cape. The protesters are...

The Department of Basic Education gears up for National Teaching Awards

Bonile Khanyi All the nominees are in and things are heating up ahead of the 18th National Teaching Awards set to take place in...

How c*change is a catalyst for transformation at UCT

 Carla Bernardo For change to occur, one requires a catalyst. Someone or something needs to create change that, in turn, will spark a chain of events....

Panyaza Lesufi encourages parents to join school governing bodies

Bonile Khanyi The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has urged parents and guardians to play an active role in local schools by becoming...

DUT resumes classes amidst worker protest

Bonile Khanyi The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Tuesday said lectures commenced without any disruptions despite the ongoing protests on campus. This comes after...

How the continent’s languages can unlock the potential of young Africans

By H. Ekkehard Wolff  Africa is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists...

2019 Sasol Bursary applications open

Bonile Khanyi Grade 12 learners who excel in Math and Science and are interested in pursuing a career in engineering, science and accounting have...

No school for Eastern Cape village children

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik On Tuesday, about 15 parents from Elliot went to the Eastern Cape Department of Education offices in Ngcobo near Mthatha to demand their...

Western Cape education battles to clear learner backlog

Thabo Mohlala The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is making significant progress in placing learners who were still looking for space before the first day...

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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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