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Digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

 Erwan Lequentrec and Francesc Pedró  African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6...

Africa Grapples With Huge Disparities in Education

Zipporah Musau At the dawn of independence, incoming African leaders were quick to prioritize education on their development agendas. Attaining universal primary education, they maintained,...

South Africa needs school league football

Mosibodi Whitehead The 2018 World Cup is set to kick off in Russia on 14 of June 2018.  The focus will inevitably turn to Bafana...

Two South Africans go head-to-head on slavery

Roger Southall A recent exchange on Twitter between South African TV personality Sizwe Dhlomo and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, is worthy of close examination because it...

South Sudan’s former child soldiers find it hard to get back to school

Merethe Skårås More than 200 child soldiers have been freed from armed groups in South Sudan. The 112 boys and 95 girls, all under the age of...

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...
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