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South Africa’s reading crisis is a cognitive catastrophe

John Aitchison When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual...

Financial literacy should be taught in schools

Mduduzi Luthuli I listened in on the radio as two women spoke about their financial woes. These women, both educated and both black professionals, spoke...

Design thinking can make kids see science – and themselves – differently

Keneilwe Munyai One of South Africa’s many complex challenges involves fixing and improving its education system. As part of this, the government has come up...

How the continent’s languages can unlock the potential of young Africans

By H. Ekkehard Wolff  Africa is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists...

World University Rankings ignore local contexts of universities, say experts

Alec Basson The legitimacy of World University rankings is often questioned because they don't consider the local contexts of higher education institutions, especially those in...

The beauty of informal education – Why teacher learners need a day out

Gugulethu K. Radebe After spending just over three years of my life as a teacher or a teacher’s aide, I learned a lot of lessons...

Free higher education in South Africa: cutting through the lies and statistics

Seán Mfundza Muller Public discussion about higher education funding in South Africa has been beset by numerous fictions and misunderstandings since the Fees Must Fall...

Some fear that e-learning will erode African knowledge. This isn’t true.

James Njenga When people discuss the challenges related to e-learning (the use of electronic technology to facilitate learning), they tend to focus on access. This...

Why African board games should be introduced into the classroom

Rebecca Y. Bayeck When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know,...

Matric results: Is our education system delivering? No, say experts.

Thabo Mohlala ANALYSIS The 2017 matric results have elicited animated debates and a wide range of views from various political parties, teacher unions and some education...
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