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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

South Africa: Sexual offenders are in our schools

S'Thembile Cele As Child Protection Week begins it has been revealed that the SA Council of Educators (Sace), which has the task of vetting teachers,...

A shock to the system: how new teachers in Zimbabwe learn to do their jobs

Nhlanhla Mpofu and Lizette J de Jager There’s a big difference between what prospective teachers learn at university and what they find when they enter the world...

Science in Africa: homegrown solutions and talent must come first

Alan Christoffels It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge. As figures collated by the World...

Footballer turned philanthropist gives back to community

Mosibodi Whitehead One of the most serious challenges in delivering sporting opportunities to all South African children of school going age is the lack of...

‘Shut up, you idiot, k*****’ – teacher allegedly tells 7-year-old pupil

Amanda Khoza "Shut up, you idiot, k*****!" This is what a Grade 2 teacher in Gauteng allegedly said to a 7-year-old girl shortly after slapping her...

Youth unemployment, industrialisation and jobs for the future

Thuletho Zwane Industrialisation of Africa’s economies is critical in order for the continent to curb its high youth unemployment. Analysts say the only way to...

South Africa: Higher Education Minister shocked by senseless killing of university professor

Thuletho Zwane South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor has expressed shock at the senseless killing of the University of Zululand’s Professor...

Tanzania: Govt Employs 6,495 new teachers

Alawi Masare The government said on Wednesday that it has employed 6,495 teachers for both secondary and primary schools to fill gaps left after sacking...

Africa cannot industrialise without a strong focus on education

Thuletho Zwane The consensus among world leaders is that for Africa to truly industrialise, African states should heavily invest in education. President of World Bank Dr....

Zimbabwe: High Court Judge and Zimsec in exam results printing row

New Zimbabwe A former High Court judge has been dragged to court for demanding thousands of dollars from the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) after...

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