Five sporting activities to keep you busy on holiday

Staff ReporterA lot of people enjoy travelling but find that exploring or laying on the beach is just not enough to keep them busy...

Promoting technical colleges

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

South Africa: Mom of bullied schoolgirl hits back at education department

Carla CoetzeeThe mother of a six-year-old girl who’d been bullied at a Cape Town school has hit back at the Western Cape education department...

Nigeria: ASUU, NANS warn against hiking tuition fee to N350,000

Muyiwa Adeyemi and Kanayo Umeh  The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned the Federal Government against increasing tuition fees in public universities to N350,000...

Zimbabwe: Good month for education

Leroy Dzenga Since the beginning of the month of August, Zimbabwean intellect has been on global display across many platforms. Young men and women were ambassadors...

Black academics empower female students

Naledi MashishiA group of Black women academics are pooling their efforts to help a new generation of academics find their place at Wits University.The...

The ANC, corruption and a failed education system

Norimitsu Onishi and Selam Gebrekidan The little girl hated going to the bathroom at school. The pit toilets were so dark, dirty and crumbling. Many children were...

Nigeria has 12th highest number of foreign students in U.S., says...

Vincent ObiaUnited States Consul General F. John Bray disclosed yesterday in Lagos that Nigeria had the highest number of students from sub-Saharan Africa studying...

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

AFPAbout 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that...

Half of Ramaphosa’s salary will be donated to Early Childhood Development

Vuyo MkizeIn 1995, a year into his presidency, Nelson Mandela announced he would be donating a third of his presidential salary to the Nelson...

Angola: Education Ministry to Expand Adult Education

ANGOP The Ministry of Education (MED) intends to encompass the adult education into the secondary education to secure the continued training of the pupils involved...

Zimbabwe: The nightmare of menstruation for poor girls

Mirirai Nsingo Fifteen-year-old Belinda** from Highfield, Harare misses school every time she goes through her menstrual cycle. Apart from the dysmenorrhea (also known as painful...

African countries want to accelerate the 4th industrial revolution, what about...

Thuletho Zwane One of the more pertinent questions asked at the African Development Bank (AfDB) 2018 annual meetings was whether African states could strategically and...

Eight years for striking one match

Bongekile Macupe Khaya Cekeshe badly wanted to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand but his parents couldn’t afford the fees.After doing one year...

Meet UCT’s incoming Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng

Jenna EtheridgeProfessor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school.Today, she is...

Using the arts to teach financial literacy

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

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa NyamukachiI got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...
Gigaba’s budget cuts may affect implementation of fee-free higher education, says experts

Gigaba’s budget cuts may affect implementation of fee-free higher education, says...

Thabo MohlalaWith South Africans still on a buoyant mood following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s positive and inspiring State of the Nation speech, experts say the...
Hardworking, Wits medical student is R126 richer

Hardworking Wits medical student is R126 000 richer

Vicky AbrahamA 17-year-old first-year medical student at Wits University is smiling all the way to the bank.Refilwe Selepe from Qwa-Qwa in the Free State...

Walter Sisulu University to build new student residences

Bonile KhanyiThe Walter Sisulu University (WSU) is planning to build two new student residences in a desperate attempt to deal with the lack...
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