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Walk Fresh, a youth company changing township life

Staff Reporter Lethabo Mokoena started his shoe-cleaning business at the age of 23. He was at his friend’s house in Daveyton, a township in the Ekurhuleni...

African board games should be introduced into the classroom

Rebecca Y. Bayeck When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know,...

After school clubs aren’t always safe spaces: what should be done about it

Nicole De Wet Young people around the world are encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities. These range from choirs and drama clubs to sports...

Facebook and the role it plays in education

Craig Blewett It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of...

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...
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