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Teaching the girl child empowers communities

Nicole Walters Children are among society’s most vulnerable citizens and studies continue to show the girl child as the most vulnerable member in our predominantly...

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...

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...

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...

Naledi Pandor, a win for social justice and transformation

Thabo Mohlala Thoughtful activism is needed in order to transform the higher education sector. This is what University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Vice Chanclellor Adam Habib...

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...

We welcome free education but we’re sceptical: Wits, UCT and UKZN SRCs

Bonile Khanyi President Jacob Zuma’s announcement for free higher education has elicited mixed reactions among student activists from various institutions in South Africa. Speaking to...

ANC Conference: Education, health, science and technology high on agenda

Bonile Khanyi Education, health, science and technology will be high on the agenda at the upcoming 54th African National Congress (ANC conference), which will be...

How collaboration between established and disadvantaged schools can better South Africa’s education system

Alan Stuart I was the HOD Intermediate Phase at John Wesley School, connected to Pinetown Methodist Church near Durban. John Wesley Pinetown had been established...

South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’

Rian de Villiers Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they’ve qualified. It’s a global phenomenon, and one that...

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