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Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality – not the constitution

Steven Friedman If you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of it. The country’s...

#Land: The struggle for liberation in Southern Africa, a lesson in history

Motapo We’Zigidi  It is time to blow off your gasket again, with the hope that we will not start doubting our identity. Today I tackle...

Schools should teach more than ‘just getting a job’

Mduduzi Luthuli One of the main irritations with our current schooling system is its insistence on providing students the knowledge needed to acquire a job...

African mothers in science need more support

Bernard Slippers and Smeetha Singh There are a number of discussions to be had about women scientists in Africa: why there are so few, for instance; or how...

HOW MANY MORE PUPILS WILL BE HURT OR KILLED AS THEY ATTEMPT TO REACH SCHOOL?

Equal Education In August 2017 alone, seven pupils died and 21 more were injured as they made their way to and from public schools in...

How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

Maty Konte There’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvementslinked to the push to achieve the...

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

Louise Phillips and Pauline Harris How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our...

Schooling: what Kenya’s history can teach South Africa

Brian Levy “Weak governance” is a popular scapegoat for the poor results achieved by South Africa’s education system. And there is no doubt that many aspects of...

Why education is expensive in South Africa

Siyabonga Hadebe Education is very expensive in South Africa. It costs a whopping R19,500 to R21,500 a year to attend an average government fee-paying school....

The case against free higher education: why it is neither just nor ethical

Sean Archer South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another R57 billion to higher education and training over the next three years. In his first (and last...
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