Why teachers must ditch corporal punishment

If we want deep, meaningful and lasting change in our schools, we need to challenge and transform mind-sets about teacher-learner relationships and the persisting...

Teaching is the art of sharing a light-bulb moment without throwing...

Jonathan Jansen It took me two weeks to prepare an hour-long lesson on the subject of refraction for Grade 8 science pupils in a rural...

UCT invites “conspiracy theorist” to talk about decolonisation of science

By GroundUp Staff     University of Cape Town academics have expressed dismay that the institution invited Professor CJ Raju, vice-president of the Indian Social Science Academy,...

Fort Hare suspends lectures after violent strike

Bonile Khanyi The University of Fort Hare suspended all academic activities on Wednesday at its Alice campus following overnight protests. The university’s Vice Chancellor Professor...

UCT students to summit Mount Kilimanjaro for kidney patients

Bonile Khanyi When Mount Kilimanjaro opens for the dry season in December, a group of fourteen members of the University of Cape Town’s Surgical...

Technology motivates learners to be actively engaged during lessons

Thabo Mohlala Teachers should embrace technology for not only is it a vital 21st Century skills but also makes learning a pleasurable experience for learners. This...

Limpopo universities partner with arts department to uphold oral history

The Universities of Limpopo (UL) and Venda (Univen) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture convened the 1st Limpopo Oral History...

New books celebrating untold stories of our past

Bonile Khanyi Meet Terence Ball, the author and publisher behind Heritage Publishers that has produced a unique collection of untold South African stories. The series,...

Zimbabwe is mooting a law to address concerns of moral decline...

Staff Reporter Harare – Teachers’ unions have very different legal positions on the mooted Teachers Profession Council (TPC), with the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ)...

Good Samaritan urgently needed to help an orphaned learner to continue...

By Erick Nyayiera An orphan student admitted to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) could miss out because he cannot raise tuition fees. Moses...