More than 2 000 Western Cape pupils fell pregnant in 2017

Tammy PetersenAn "alarming" 2 148 pupils in the Western Cape fell pregnant in 2017, the provincial education department said on Thursday.But while the numbers...

EFF promises free education, higher social grants and 50% of land...

Zingisa MvumvuUnder an EFF government, 50% of the land would be owned by the youth and women while at least half of the country’s...

Laying a firm academic basis through play

Thabo Mohlala Children learn better when taught through play-based activities. Not only play stimulates their cognitive skills but it also promotes and enhances learner participation....

Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting...

Metrorail is failing us, say school children who miss classes daily

Tariro WashinyiraCape Town learners are missing school lessons daily because of problems with trains. But there’s no “quick fix”, says Metrorail.On the Northern line...

South Africa: Higher education minister vows to protect universities’ integrity

Yoliswa SobuwaMinister of higher education and training Naledi Pandor has vowed to work closely with Universities South Africa to help institutions guard against assaults on academic integrity....

University disruptions could see some never getting their degrees: Pandor

Naledi Shange Higher education minister Naledi Pandor on Monday expressed concern at the disruptions reported at several KwaZulu-Natal institutions of higher learning.The students’ concerns are...

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...

UKZN investigating leaked psychology papers

Bonile KhanyiAn Investigation is underway at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after it emerged that four psychology exam papers were leaked.In a statement, the...

Education MEC tells parents not to panic

Matlhatsi DibakwaneChildren not in school today will soon find a place in a classroom.This was the assurance from Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi,...

Africa cannot industrialise without a strong focus on education

Thuletho ZwaneThe consensus among world leaders is that for Africa to truly industrialise, African states should heavily invest in education.President of World Bank Dr....

Student’s 3D-printer plan to change education

Experts have spoken of the need for a new kind of learning, of future-proofing children and of the benefits of design thinking. You’ve probably heard about...
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Students bear the brunt of strike as lecturers stay away

Ouma Wanzala, Winnie Atieno, Linet Amuli and Lameck Willy Public university students started to feel the effect of the lecturers’ strike which entered its second...

South Africa: Department launches investigation into matric Business Studies scores

Sne MasukuTHE Department of Basic Education is investigating how the scores of last year’s Business Studies matric pupils dropped dramatically in the final examinations.While...

University of Pretoria students suspended for calling black people f**king ka**irs

Bonile KhanyiTwo University of Pretoria students filmed using the k-word in a now-viral video on social media have been suspended, said university management.Catherine...

Boy pointing ‘firearm’ at fellow pupil released

Virgilatte GwangwaThe 16-year-old boy found in possession of a toy gun at a school in the city last week and pointing it at a...

Matrics late for exams because of public transport

Staff Reporter While thousands of MyCiTi bus  drivers set aside their duties to strike on Tuesday, thousands of matric learners, who rely on public transport, were...

Top 5 learners from Bhukulani Secondary School in Soweto seek funding

Vicky AbrahamFive top learners from Bhukulani Secondary School in Zola, Soweto who scored distinctions in their matric exams are seeking financial aid for...

Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Yamkela Ntshongwana and Nombulelo Damba-HendrikParents at Sidubi Poort Junior Secondary School in Cofimvaba say they have decided to build toilets for their children because...

Hoërskool Overvaal: School community fears protests will impact on learning

Thabo MohlalaAmid calls to halt the standoff outside the premises of the beleaguered Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, Congress of South African Students (Cosas) upped...
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