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South Sudan’s former child soldiers find it hard to get back to school

Merethe Skårås More than 200 child soldiers have been freed from armed groups in South Sudan. The 112 boys and 95 girls, all under the age of...

Quality education starts with schools that work

Norman Mbazima What would it take to re-imagine South Africa’s education system? It starts with the basics: we must find a way to give each...

Validating ‘the truth’ about SA’s education system

Gopolang Makou & Kate Wilkinson A South African Twitter account promises to "tell you the truth, no matter how hard it is to accept". But are the...

Kenya public universities crack whip on striking secturers

Ouma Wanzala Public universities have started cracking the whip on striking lecturers and other staff as the industrial action enters its third month on Tuesday. The...

‘Stimela’ – a tale about apartheid’s migrant labour system

Andries Bezuidenhout What is the ultimate song to celebrate Workers’ Day? Many will suggest “The Internationale” which had its roots as a poem written in the aftermath...

Curro considers a “school fee loan” scheme

Phillip de Wet , Business Insider SA Curro is considering a "school fee loan" scheme, private school group Curro said on Monday, for "selected learners" in...

Varsity rankings for bragging rights are useless

Jonathan Jansen Which is South Africa’s top university? Is it UCT or Wits? It depends who you ask, when you ask and which ranking system...

School sport: Disabled children and able-bodied children should compete

Mosibodi Whitehead Team South Africa recently returned from a successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The team won 37 medals: 13 gold, 11...

Shortage of beds at universities

Msindisi Fengu The government is planning to build at least 300 000 beds for universities and colleges in the next eight years, amid growing concerns...

‘Why did we take over 20 years?’ – Zuma on free education

Thuletho Zwane Former President Jacob Zuma gave a lecture in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday where he took the opportunity to slam South Africa’s governing party, the...
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Basic Education Launches A Full-Scale Investigation After Another Question Paper Leak Rocks Final Matric Exams

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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...
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