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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa Nyamukachi I got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...

Schools should teach more than ‘just getting a job’

Mduduzi Luthuli One of the main irritations with our current schooling system is its insistence on providing students the knowledge needed to acquire a job...

School protest rocks Limpopo

Benson Ntlemo A traditional leader has been lauded by teachers and the school’s governing body after he stopped a class boycott at Gidjana High School...

African mothers in science need more support

Bernard Slippers and Smeetha Singh There are a number of discussions to be had about women scientists in Africa: why there are so few, for instance; or how...

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

Ashleigh Furlong  After 16 months of delays in court proceedings, charges have been dropped against a group of 23 students from the University of the...

Khayelitsha school learners march for more teachers

Bernard Chiguvare  On Friday several hundred learners from Bulumko Secondary School in Khayelitsha marched to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to demand more teachers...

HOW MANY MORE PUPILS WILL BE HURT OR KILLED AS THEY ATTEMPT TO REACH SCHOOL?

Equal Education In August 2017 alone, seven pupils died and 21 more were injured as they made their way to and from public schools in...

How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

Maty Konte There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvementslinked to the push to achieve the...

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

Louise Phillips and Pauline Harris How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our...

Schooling: what Kenya’s history can teach South Africa

Brian Levy “Weak governance” is a popular scapegoat for the poor results achieved by South Africa’s education system. And there is no doubt that many aspects of...

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