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Naledi Pandor asks the public to weigh in on improvements in higher education via Twitter

Bonile Khanyi Newly appointed Minister of higher education and training Naledi Pandor posted a Twitter poll on Wednesday, asking South Africans which areas within...

South Africa’s reading crisis is a cognitive catastrophe

John Aitchison When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual...

Naledi Pandor, a win for social justice and transformation

Thabo Mohlala Thoughtful activism is needed in order to transform the higher education sector. This is what University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Vice Chanclellor Adam Habib...

Teachers trained to curb the rise of HIV/AIDS in schools

Thabo Mohlala Teacher unions have thrown their weight behind the Department of Basic Education (DBE)’s advocacy and training workshops to empower teachers on how best...

Financial literacy should be taught in schools

Mduduzi Luthuli I listened in on the radio as two women spoke about their financial woes. These women, both educated and both black professionals, spoke...

DUT impasse ends after department intervention

Bonile Khanyi and Thabo Mohlala The Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Buti Manamela, took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce there had been a breakthrough...

Gauteng SOPA: A new dawn or more of the same?

Bonile Khanyi and Thuletho Zwane “Overcrowding, overcrowding, overcrowding,” this is what Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said when asked about the biggest challenge facing...

Hopes high as Buti Manamela meets with unions and management to break the impasse at DUT

Thabo Mohlala The protracted labour strike that has crippled academic activities at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) may end tomorrow if all goes well;...

Teacher unions welcome the budget with guarded optimism

Thabo Mohlala Teacher unions have joined scores of trade unions and some civil and NGOs in slamming Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s increase of the VAT...

Money won’t fix education, we need skills development, says expert

Thabo Mohlala The most critical test for making the best use of the funds allocated for education is to re-engineer our education system in such...

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