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Teach children about money: The importance of delayed gratification

Mduduzi Luthuli As a parent you can teach your child important financial lessons. The parents of a child who has kicked and screamed demanding the latest...

Poor parents in Kenya choose private schools over free primary schools

Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski The numbers of low cost private schools in low and middle income countries have exploded in recent years. These schools charge fees that are...

Proper child care helps poor working women – and it can boost economies

Laura Alfers On March 8 each year trade unions and women’s rights organisations mark International Women’s Day by calling for policies and legislation that better...

Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa: why it matters

Kerrigan McCarthy Listeria is an organism that contaminates food and can result in pregnant women going into premature labour or even losing their babies. Candice...

Using the arts to teach financial literacy

Thuletho Zwane Matome Rapetsoa was seven years old when he watched his first play. This was back in 1983. “The play was called 'Forget about me'....

Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

Sivanes Phillipson and Ann Gervasoni How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our...

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...

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa Nyamukachi I got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...

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...
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What Complexity Theory Can Teach Leaders Of South African Universities Today

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Government’s Progression Policy For Grade 4 & 9 Learners Given Thumbs Up By Teachers’ Unions, Education Experts

NYAKALLO TEFU TEACHERS’ unions and education experts have welcomed the government’s decision to give learners in Grade 4 and...

Over 40 000 Grades 1 and 8 Learners Still Not Placed In Gauteng Schools: Lesufi

NYAKALLO TEFU GAUTENG MEC of Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says over 40 000 online applicants for Grade 1 and Grade 8...
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