Kathrada Foundation Announces Top 3 ‘Against Racism’ Essays

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) has announced the three winners in the Foundation’s Youth Essay Writing Competition against racism.

Imagine if ‘Oom Bey’ Told me He Was Only Assisting Afrikaners...

Panyaza Lesufi. Is there room for a language-based university? Should a language be used to perpetuate racist agendas?...

Inconvenient youth? Our democracy must earn its heirs’ confidence

The all-important Election Day of 2019 has come and gone. On Wednesday, millions of South Africans cast their ballot for national and...

The ANC’s bloody battle won’t dissipate anytime soon – analyst

The war against corruption is far from over and the battles within the ANC will be bloody for many months. So says political commentator...

#SAElections2019: what each party is promising women and children

Held up high on placards, written boldly on bodies, worn unabashedly on clothing, the slogans carried the impassioned pleas of women. From statements of:...

Mohale: 6 things business should lead on – from land reform...

There are six things SA's business sector should take the lead on, Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA, said on Friday. "Gone are the...

Five top tips to succeed in your first year of university

Maria Chisari  For many students and their parents, transitioning to university is an exciting but daunting experience. Here are five tips to help students succeed...

Three recession proof industries for entrepreneurs

Staff Reporter Marketers and entrepreneurs are often the first to identify new opportunities because they are the mavericks with their eye on the horizon said...

Campus shutdowns and NSFAS woes mark start of the academic year

Precious Mamotingoe Lesupi   Google ‘university registration’ and you’ll immediately find photos of young people with backpacks and in classrooms, smiling as they hand over documents...

Basic education department must clip wings of SGBs, safeguard pupils’ future

Palesa Lebitse Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about how racists have found strategic ways to discriminate against blacks. This follows the uproar over pictures...

Business Economic Indaba: Strategic Dialogue for a Transformed and Inclusive Economy”

Sipho Pityana Sipho M Pityana, the president of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) address at the  Business Economic Indaba. This inaugural Business Economic Indaba follows my promise...

Poor-quality teachers are holding back South Africa’s education system

Natasha Robinson Half of all South African pupils who have attended school for five years can’t do basic calculations. This is according to a 2015...
Inside Education - Girls' Education is Key in War Against Climate Change

Education quality and the youth skills gap are marring progress in...

David E Kiwuwa The Ibrahim Index of African Governance measures and monitors Africa’s governance performance. It produces an impartial picture of governance performance in every country on...

Tertiary institutions should adopt rigorous admission criteria for teacher education programmes

Nicola Vermooten Future generations need to be taught by capable and committed teachers. On 3 January 2019 Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, announced the results...

How technology, businesses and communities help poor schools thrive

William Gumede It would take a Herculean effort to rescue South Africa’s failing government schools in townships and rural areas, yet it is urgently necessary...

#MatricResults2018: For those who failed, this is not the end of...

Omphitlhetse Mooki Bucket loads of tears were shed last week - tears of joy and tears of sadness.As some leapt for joy and basked in...

#MatricResults: Son of a street hawker becomes a top achiever

Staff Reporter East London's International Convention Centre was a scene of jubilation on Friday evening as the Eastern Cape education department honoured its 2018 matric...

Forget the matric ballyhoo and focus on the real issues that...

Mary Metcalfe Because the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results have great significance in the lives of individuals and families, SA celebrates the release of the...

Five young economists to listen to

Johan Fourie Ideas, and the people that give birth to them, shape our future. So with this final issue of 2018, let us look at...

Picture books: A great way to encourage children to read

Athol Williams  Win mini-libraries Nal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away 20 mini-libraries containing 30 to 40 books for primary school children. To enter, email info@nalibali.org by...