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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Ancient Tswana ruins: a lost African city recreated with laser technology

Karim Sadr There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are...

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees looks back on colleague’s spectacular success against all odds

Martin Rees Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me...

I had to repeat grade ten because of Metrorail

Tariro Washinyira Cape Town's Metrorail poor service is responsible for learners arriving late to school; the disruption of classes; learners missing and failing exams and...

Equal Education in court against Motshekga over broken schools

Mary-Anne Gontsana Learners and members of Equal Education gathered outside the Bhisho High Court on Wednesday with banners that read: “No more broken promises”. They were...

#LearnerMisconduct: Is institutional racism at play at Three Rivers Secondary School

Thuletho Zwane A short video made rounds on social media on Thursday. It shows a young learner sitting at her desk and looking at her book. She...

Three major mistakes Tiger Brands made in response to the listeriosis crisis

Ilse Struweg Tiger Brands, the South African food giant at the centre of the listeriosis storm engulfing the country, is facing serious brand erosion as...

Hungry children can’t concentrate in class

Tiger Brands Foundation Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day. In a nation constantly plagued by lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, heart...

The Role of Schools and Educators in Combating Bigotry and Hate Crimes

Gugulethu K. Radebe The Hate Crimes working group recently released a study which inspired a News 24 article headlined ‘Teachers, preachers, doctors, police and politicians...

Everything you need to know about fake degrees and the ‘universities’ awarding them

Thomas Lancaster Would you be fooled into thinking that the University of Devonshire existed? How would you like to own a qualification from the University...

Black people beware: don’t let Black Panther joy mask Hollywood’s racism

Alease A. Brown Black Panther director/co-writer Ryan Coogler has given black people throughout the world an imagined Africa that has been wholeheartedly embraced, earning over USD$1 billion dollars globally so...

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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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