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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...

Why education is expensive in South Africa

Siyabonga Hadebe Education is very expensive in South Africa. It costs a whopping R19,500 to R21,500 a year to attend an average government fee-paying school....

The case against free higher education: why it is neither just nor ethical

Sean Archer South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last...

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...

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...

National Teaching Awards give the teaching profession respect and recognition

Thabo Mohlala The National Teaching Awards (NTA) have become a significant and memorable event on the calendar of the department of basic education (DBE). They...
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