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...

A big moment for Africa: Why the MeerKAT – and astronomy...

Vanessa McBride 'Students must learn science in a way that allows them to build their repertoire of transferable skills.'  Astronomy in Africa will take a giant...

HUB approach could pay dividends for TSA

Mosibodi WhiteheadKevin Anderson’s run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon after a thrilling victory over Roger Federer this week has got the nation excited about...

The long and short of South African school commutes: a case...

Julia de Kadt and Alexandra ParkerEducation enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This...

Private, private partnerships: Transforming lives through sport

Mosibodi WhiteheadOngeziwe Mali was introduced to hockey after visiting a friend. She was 10 years old and in grade 4.“A friend of mine invited...

Rwanda’s pre-school reading programme improves reading culture

Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti They sat under a tree, hurdled in a group, book pages making flapping sounds, thanks to the breeze that morning. When we arrived...

Report into medical degree corruption may warrant placing Limpopo University under...

Belinda BozzoliThe University of Limpopo has been shamed by the Public Protector's report into medical degree corruption.In a report issued last week the Public...

Gauteng schools city region mini World Cup

Mosibodi WhiteheadIt’s being hailed as the most entertaining World Cup in two decades. Many will watch 32 nations fight for the right to be...

South Africa: Schools ignore the law when enforcing payment of school...

Sipho Mzakwe "The school sold my lounge suite, microwave and fridge... it's now threatening to sell my house too". The household items of the parent...

Strengthening science and agriculture in Africa

Esther NgumbiIn late March, Africa’s leading scientists, innovators, and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly pressing problem: the low quality of...

South Africa: #FeesMustFall Student Activists Reflect On Their Own Legacy

Nkateko Mabasa On June 16, #FeesMustFall student activists gathered at the Apartheid Museum to hold a debate reflecting on the contested legacy of the Fallist...

Namibia: Need for minimum wage for graduates

Vilho HangulaOne way to address income inequality and poverty among the people is to put money into the pockets of the masses, giving them...

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical –...

Natasha RobinsonHistory may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of...

Thokozile Xasa will tackle the difficult and enormous problem of school...

Mosibodi WhiteheadOne of the most serious criticisms of Fikile Mbalula’s term as minister of Sport and Recreation was his lack of focus on fixing...
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