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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

No need for a camera: Nyanga artist uses a ballpoint pen just as well

Mary-Anne Gontsana     Looking at a portrait by Themba Mkhangeli‚ you would probably not guess it was done with little more than a ballpoint pen...

Curriculum dynamics continues to fail teachers and learners in South Africa

Matthew Botsime In my previous article I argued that the school did not prepare us for the future. I made the argument that, essential life...

Ghost students created to defraud university bursary system

Alex Mitchley Six suspects appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria on Monday after allegedly manipulating a bursary system at the University of...

Retired judge orders compensation, rebukes South African health officials

Mark Sonderup Seldom is one moved emotionally when reading a legal document. But the opening paragraph of the arbitration award by retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke in the...

Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa’s VAT and inflation

Jannie Rossouw South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts...

The Fin.Lit Corner: Lesson 3 for ages 11-13, compound interest

Mduduzi Luthuli Most parents excel when it comes to teaching safety and good manners, but with money few know where to start. Money skills can be...

The living conditions of Marikana workers

Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks Judge Ian Farlam’s Marikana Commission report was scathing about the housing conditions of Lonmin’s employees. He wrote: “Lonmin’s failure to comply with its housing...

South Africa: the high drop out rate of first-year university students

Subethra Pather The opening up of South Africa’s universities after the end of apartheid has proved to be a double-edged sword. Enrolment figures have doubledfrom close...

Cricket South Africa: getting transformation right

Mosibodi Whitehead One only has to look at the way in which Kagiso Rabada grabbed headlines this week to appreciate the way in which South...

Walk Fresh, a youth company changing township life

Staff Reporter Lethabo Mokoena started his shoe-cleaning business at the age of 23. He was at his friend’s house in Daveyton, a township in the Ekurhuleni...

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