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Why kids should be taught how to start a business at school

Michael Gaotlhobogwe and Adri Du Toit The African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth...

A strategy for mother-tongue based education is needed

H. Ekkehard Wolff Africa is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists and educationists...

Universities are turning into corporations

Sioux McKenna Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls...

Schools in Nairobi slums work with 3-way partnerships

Benta A. Abuya Eight years of research in low-income neighbourhoods of Nairobi have opened my eyes to the significant role of school, family and community...

Is the Reserve Bank justified in placing VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship?

The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank – VBS Mutual Bank – under curatorship. The decision was based on concerns that the...

TV addiction is real

Adam de Paor-Evans Veteran American hip hop group Public Enemy need no introduction when it comes to paradigm shifts in that music genre. From the moment leader...

Michael Komape’s memory will live on

Mary-Anne Gontsana Michael Komape 's father is determined to “fix” schools in Limpopo, he started with school libaries. Michael’s lifeless body was discovered by his mother...

How kids in a low-income country use laptops: lessons from Madagascar

Sandra Nogry Every child, no matter what country they’re from or their social background, should have the chance to use and learn about technology. That’s...

School did not prepare us for the future

Matthew Botsime I started formal schooling in 1994 and matriculated in 2005. During my schooling career we were taught and told that if we worked hard,...

Teaching the girl child empowers communities

Nicole Walters Children are among society’s most vulnerable citizens and studies continue to show the girl child as the most vulnerable member in our predominantly...
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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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