Dad takes on private school over son’s financial exclusion

Tania Broughton, CorrespondentThe father of a private primary school pupil, who was prevented from writing exams because of unpaid school fees, has challenged the...

Pandor: Private sector can pay for post-graduates

Tamar KahnHigher Education and Training minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday conceded the government’s new free higher education policy had not made provision for post-graduate...

Senzo Meyiwa Commemoration Games launched in honor of the slain Bafana...

Bongani MthethwaSlain Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa’s father has recounted how he got a chilling telephone call that his son had...

Free higher education an opportunity for change and empowerment – Pandor

Jan GerberFully subsidised bursaries for students from poor and working-class backgrounds present an opportunity for all South African universities and colleges to be at...

Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Ashleigh FurlongListeriosis has killed about 200 people since January last year.In the past six months, the outbreak has generated many headlines.There was a huge...

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...

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Annie CebulskiA R39.3-million three-storey library is set to open this year in Dunoon.The service is much needed.Schools in the area, such as Inkwenkwezi Secondary...

Parents stop teaching at primary school after allegations of corporal punishment

Zimbili Vilakazi  Teaching was disrupted on Monday at Zamokuhle Primary School in D Section, KwaMashu, Durban, after angry parents locked the school gate. The...

UCT to become ‘unapologetically African’ under new vice-chancellor

Tshego LepuleThe incoming vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Mamokgethi Phakeng, is on a mission to ensure that the institution realises the...

Kenya: lecturers resume work amid crackdown by universities

Ouma Wanzala A number of lecturers have started to resume work although at a slow pace as universities crack down on those who are defiant. At...

Zimbabwe: teachers reject government pay-hike offer

Anna ChibamuIt was business as usual at most urban and rural government schools on the second day of the new school term this week. This...

Ethiopia: ministry to employ 80 percent of university graduates

Betelhem BedluEthiopia's Ministry of Education stated that it has been working to attain the vision of securing employment for 80 percent of university graduates...

Learners deserve free access to internet, a basic human right

Joseph ChirumeThere provision of free access to the internet in the Eastern Cape has been cut by province's department of sport, recreation, arts and...

R 50 billion not enough to improve KZN schools

Nompendulo NgubaneProtests by learners and parents at Umthombo Senior Secondary School in Mpophomeni, Pietermaritzburg, have entered a third week. Teaching stopped on 24 April.Last...

Learners use field as toilet

Yamkela NtshongwanaYoung children are forced to use a field as a toilet at Ntshingeni Senior Primary in the Eastern Cape school, while teachers turn...

Rural community development central to Africa’s industrialisation

Thuletho ZwaneVictor Oladokun’s grandfather was a cocoa farmer. His grandfather lived in a small village in Nigeria.“But all through his life, my grandfather never...

Mother bought fake permit to get her child into school

Bernard Chiguvare    Zimbabwean families caught between the departments of Home Affairs and Education are resorting to buying fake documents in order to register their...

Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo opens village library

Julia MadibogoSkeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo has achieved his dream of building a library in his village, Maripathekong, in GaMolepo, Limpopo.Mamabolo, 28, who plays the...

Budget cuts for the department of basic education

Inside EducationBasic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday tabled her department’s budget where she spoke of budget cuts, funding for infrastructure and the change...

Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls

Bongekile Macupe The Eastern Cape education department predicts it will have eradicated all mud schools in the province by 2022 — six years later than...
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