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Ghost students created to defraud university bursary system

Alex Mitchley Six suspects appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria on Monday after allegedly manipulating a bursary system at the University of...

Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa’s VAT and inflation

Jannie Rossouw South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts...

The Fin.Lit Corner: Lesson 3 for ages 11-13, compound interest

Mduduzi Luthuli Most parents excel when it comes to teaching safety and good manners, but with money few know where to start. Money skills can be...

The living conditions of Marikana workers

Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks Judge Ian Farlam’s Marikana Commission report was scathing about the housing conditions of Lonmin’s employees. He wrote: “Lonmin’s failure to comply with its housing...

Cricket South Africa: getting transformation right

Mosibodi Whitehead One only has to look at the way in which Kagiso Rabada grabbed headlines this week to appreciate the way in which South...

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,...

After school clubs aren’t always safe spaces: what should be done about it

Nicole De Wet Young people around the world are encouraged to get involved in extracurricular activities. These range from choirs and drama clubs to sports...

Why kids should be taught how to start a business at school

Michael Gaotlhobogwe and Adri Du Toit The African continent is home to a large number of young people – and it simply doesn’t have jobs for them all. Youth...

A strategy for mother-tongue based education is needed

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

Universities are turning into corporations

Sioux McKenna Universities in many parts of the world are buckling under multiple financial, societal and political demands. This has led to increasingly loud calls...
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