Picture books: A great way to encourage children to read

Athol Williams Win mini-librariesNal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away 20 mini-libraries containing 30 to 40 books for primary school children. To enter, email info@nalibali.org by...

Holidays, a great time to relook your career path

Gillian MooneyFew of us can afford to make a clean break at work and then start on a new path from scratch.What you need...

Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the...

Michaela James and Sinead BrophyThe UK department of health recommends that young people (aged five to 18) should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity...

Teachers use violence against children in Uganda

Katherine G Merrill In many parts of the world, teachers use violence against their students. This can become routine, and the school transforms from a nurturing into...

Africa: MBA not the only route to success

Bryan HattinghA master of business administration (MBA) degree has long been touted as a “crowbar” to pry open career opportunities that lead to corner...

Women in rugby challenge the sport stereotypes

GCIS Vuk'uzenzeleZinhle Ndawonde recently scooped the Sport Personality of the Year Award at this year’s KwaZulu-Natal Sport Awards held in Durban.“Winning this award means...

Africa: Finally graduated, officially in queue of the unemployed

Kwanele NdlovuThis week, after drawing the last monthly allowance from my bursary, I wrote the last exam for my degree. The pinnacle of my...

The banker of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tshilidzi Marwala The banking industry is becoming a digital rather than a physical system. I wonder what sort of leaders should be running a modern...

Is Senegal ready to listen to adolescent girls?

Elin Martinez In October 2017, I traveled to a small village in southern Senegal. I was there to investigate persistent allegations of sexual abuse in...

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...

Stop blaming teachers – a collaborative model can fix our schools

Nicola Vermooten A collaborative service delivery model promises to alleviate the burden of unreasonable tasks among teachers and, in turn, allow them to concentrate on...

Financial literacy: Don’t take credit

Capitec Bank"Don't take credit" - a seemingly contradictory message coming from a bank. Understanding some of the financial and societal pressures faced by consumers, Capitec Bank has...

South Africa’s university students face a crisis: nearly a third go...

Stephen DevereuxThere is a common perception that students represent the elite, and so cannot possibly suffer from hunger. But this is a myth. In...

Students to build their own science labs

Louise BezuidenhoutHow does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with...

An explainer to the longest full eclipse of the moon this...

Daniel CunnamaOn July 27th, 2018 most of the world was treated to an extraordinary evening of activity in the sky. First, there will be...

Unemployment statistics point to a generation failed by system

Nomphumelelo RunjiThe prosperity and longevity of any society is inextricably linked to the investment it makes in its young people.If the future is in...

Did UCT kill Bongani Mayosi?

Lukhona MnguniQuestions surrounding the role of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in the death of Professor Bongani Mayosi may appear unnecessarily dramatic until...
Panyaza Lesufi: Language used as a 'false shield' for exclusion

Panyaza Lesufi: Language used as a ‘false shield’ for exclusion

Panyaza LesufiOne of the basic tenets of racism is the notion that an individual is meaningless and that membership in a collective, particularly the...

School sport and coaching football

Mosibodi WhiteheadAs we continue to celebrate the centenary of our late former President Nelson Mandela people around the world were called upon to do...

The hidden value of a teaching qualification

Dr Naresh Veeran What do Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, Athol Fugard and Robert Sobukwe have in common, apart from their dedication to freedom in South...
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