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Matric pass rate announcement is misleading fanfare, says Equal Education

Sisonke Mlamla The overall matric pass rate is a poor indicator of the health of the education system, and the national Department of Basic Education...

Promoting technical colleges

Nicola Branson Improved education is widely regarded as one of the key dimensions needed to address South Africa’s pervasive legacy of poverty, inequality and youth...

Melania Trump to promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Egypt

Associated Press Melania Trump plans to emphasise child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission. The...

Izikhothane task team acts against Uitenhage’s flashy spenders

Thamsanqa Mbovane Ward councillors, residents and the police in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, have taken action against the cult of flashy spending by izikhothane which costs their parents enormous...

Empowering women farmers in Zimbabwe

Project Syndicate  In Zimuto Communal Land, near Masvingo, southern Zimbabwe, VaMaNyoni walks long distances with maize or beans stacked high on her head, looking for...

Jobless matriculants hired to ‘improve’ education in rural schools

Prega Govender A total of 760 unemployed matriculants will be employed as education assistants in a bid to improve the literacy, numeracy and reading skills...

Hard work pays off: Twitter celebrate township graduates

Kgaugelo Masweneng Seven women from a small mining town in Welkom celebrated their graduation. Their photographs became an internet sensation. Photographs of their celebration were shared...

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 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...

Schools in Nairobi slums work with 3-way partnerships

Benta A. Abuya Eight years of research in low-income neighbourhoods of Nairobi have opened my eyes to the significant role of school, family and community...

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