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Quality education starts with schools that work

Norman Mbazima What would it take to re-imagine South Africa’s education system? It starts with the basics: we must find a way to give each...

Varsity rankings for bragging rights are useless

Jonathan Jansen Which is South Africa’s top university? Is it UCT or Wits? It depends who you ask, when you ask and which ranking system...

School sport: Disabled children and able-bodied children should compete

Mosibodi Whitehead Team South Africa recently returned from a successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The team won 37 medals: 13 gold, 11...

Education for black people in SA is in a terrible state

Gugu Nonjinge On December 16, 2017, former president Jacob Zuma announced that government would be phasing in fully subsidised higher education and training for poor...

The cold shadow of university exclusion

Thato Rossouw  For black students at the University of the Free State, the word “exclusion” is probably the most life-changing word they will ever come...

Are ‘non-competitive sports days’ really better?

SA School Sport 57% of parents with children at primary school say school sports day have become more “non-competitive” than competitive and that they prefer...

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Rohan Deb Roy Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the...

Shadow profiles – Facebook knows about you, even if you’re not on Facebook

Andrew Quodling Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before US politicians this week, following concerns over how his company...

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael Munene Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success

Delia Marshall Financial access is extremely important for poor and working class students wanting to get a foot in the door at universities. But on...
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