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Zimbabwe: The nightmare of menstruation for poor girls

Mirirai Nsingo Fifteen-year-old Belinda** from Highfield, Harare misses school every time she goes through her menstrual cycle. Apart from the dysmenorrhea (also known as painful...

African countries want to accelerate the 4th industrial revolution, what about the first three?

Thuletho Zwane One of the more pertinent questions asked at the African Development Bank (AfDB) 2018 annual meetings was whether African states could strategically and...

Eight years for striking one match

Bongekile Macupe  Khaya Cekeshe badly wanted to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand but his parents couldn’t afford the fees. After doing one year...

Meet UCT’s incoming Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng

Jenna Etheridge Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school. Today, she is...

Using the arts to teach financial literacy

Thuletho Zwane Matome Rapetsoa was seven years old when he watched his first play. This was back in 1983. “The play was called 'Forget about me'....

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa Nyamukachi I got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...

Matric results: A trigger for death by suicide

Bonile Khanyi After six long weeks of writing exams and another five weeks of anxiously waiting for results, the matric class of 2017 will...

Hlengiwe Mkhize: TVET Colleges are critical in reducing youth unemployment

Thabo Mohlala The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is not only concerned with universities but they are looking at the re-configuration of the...

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts first group of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity

Thabo Mohlala The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) has announced its inaugural group of 29 fellows to begin a year-long programme aimed at eliminating...

We celebrate OR Tambo as a dedicated maths and science teacher

Thabo Mohlala Today marks the day Oliver Reginald Tambo, affectionately known as OR, would have turned 100 years old. He is by common consent a...
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Litigating The Right To Education In SA – An Overview Of Some Of The Most Important Cases Of The Last 10 Years

The following op-ed is written by Ona Xolo of the Legal Resources Centre. THE basic education system in South...

Over 4 000 Gauteng Teachers Above Age 60 Forced To Retire Due To COVID

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60% Of Private Schools Risk Closing Down Due To Financial Challenges, Non-payment Of School Fees By Parents

CHARLES MOLELE and NYAKALLO TEFU At least 60% of private schools risk closing down due to financial challenges, particularly...

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“Many revolutions have been started not because of philosophies, but because of hunger."This stark warning about the potential impact that the Covid-19...

#TuksTennis: Tuks Player Motivated After Being On Court With Tennis Legends

THERE ARE not many Tuks athletes who at 15 can boast of having rubbed shoulders with two of...
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