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South Africa: Schools ignore the law when enforcing payment of school fees

Sipho Mzakwe "The school sold my lounge suite, microwave and fridge... it's now threatening to sell my house too". The household items of the parent...

Strengthening science and agriculture in Africa

Esther Ngumbi In late March, Africa’s leading scientists, innovators, and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly pressing problem: the low quality of...

South Africa: #FeesMustFall Student Activists Reflect On Their Own Legacy

Nkateko Mabasa On June 16, #FeesMustFall student activists gathered at the Apartheid Museum to hold a debate reflecting on the contested legacy of the Fallist...

Namibia: Need for minimum wage for graduates

Vilho Hangula One way to address income inequality and poverty among the people is to put money into the pockets of the masses, giving them...

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical – and that’s a problem

Natasha Robinson History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of...

Thokozile Xasa will tackle the difficult and enormous problem of school sport in South Africa

Mosibodi Whitehead One of the most serious criticisms of Fikile Mbalula’s term as minister of Sport and Recreation was his lack of focus on fixing...

Agriculture: We must bring back school holiday camps

Dr Sam Motsuenyane and Paul Ntshabele “Black people cannot farm Paul, even if we gave you all the farms what are you going to do...

A shock to the system: how new teachers in Zimbabwe learn to do their jobs

Nhlanhla Mpofu and Lizette J de Jager There’s a big difference between what prospective teachers learn at university and what they find when they enter the world...

Science in Africa: homegrown solutions and talent must come first

Alan Christoffels It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge. As figures collated by the World...

Footballer turned philanthropist gives back to community

Mosibodi Whitehead One of the most serious challenges in delivering sporting opportunities to all South African children of school going age is the lack of...
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