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Curro considers a “school fee loan” scheme

Phillip de Wet , Business Insider SA Curro is considering a "school fee loan" scheme, private school group Curro said on Monday, for "selected learners" in...

South Africa’s most powerful nano-satellite sent off today

Veronica Mohapeloa  The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, yesterday participated in a ceremony to send off South Africa's second nanosatellite to India, where...

A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success

Delia Marshall Financial access is extremely important for poor and working class students wanting to get a foot in the door at universities. But on...

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...

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,...

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...

What led to world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date. The Conversation Africa’s health editor Candice...

#LearnerMisconduct: Is institutional racism at play at Three Rivers Secondary School

Thuletho Zwane A short video made rounds on social media on Thursday. It shows a young learner sitting at her desk and looking at her book. She...

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...

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