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...

Promoting academic excellence

Promoting academic excellence by  BOITUMELO GOBOTSAMANGThe All Brilliant Minds Organisation (ALBRIMO), a recently registered Non-Governmental Organisation established to promote academic excellence in Botswana and internationally,...

Botswana a better place to teach

Botswana a better place to teach by SHARON TSHIPAClay Mazvabo believes that Botswana is a better place to teach, in comparison to other countries....

At the Top of the pile

At the Top of the pile by BOITUMELO GOBOTSAMANGMargret Chilimba is one happy educator. The school head of Senete Primary School has every reason to...

Where education is indiscriminate

Where education is indiscriminate by KELETSO THOBEGAIncluding children with disability at schools is one way the government of Botswana is trying to create an inclusive...
Machinga school operating in a mosque

Financial literacy should be taught in schools

Mduduzi LuthuliI listened in on the radio as two women spoke about their financial woes. These women, both educated and both black professionals, spoke...

SA student’s death may put SA-Cuba medical student program in jeopardy

Chris MakhayeTHE death of a KwaZulu-Natal third-year medical doctor in Havana, Cuba, has once again put the spotlight on the challenges faced by South...

Curriculum dynamics continues to fail teachers and learners in South Africa

Matthew BotsimeIn my previous article I argued that the school did not prepare us for the future. I made the argument that, essential life...

Ancient Tswana ruins: a lost African city recreated with laser technology

Karim SadrThere are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are...

South Africa needs school league football

Mosibodi WhiteheadThe 2018 World Cup is set to kick off in Russia on 14 of June 2018.  The focus will inevitably turn to Bafana...

Why education is expensive in South Africa

Siyabonga HadebeEducation is very expensive in South Africa. It costs a whopping R19,500 to R21,500 a year to attend an average government fee-paying school....

Digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

 Erwan Lequentrec and Francesc Pedró African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6...

School did not prepare us for the future

Matthew BotsimeI started formal schooling in 1994 and matriculated in 2005.During my schooling career we were taught and told that if we worked hard,...

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...

Cambridge Analytica, African Elections and Western Double Standards

Vito LaterzaA recent article in The Conversation by British academics Gabrielle Lynch, Justin Willis and Nic Cheeseman, downplays the meddling of Cambridge Analytica (CA) in key...

Classroom Matters: The global education sector needs innovation desperately

Classroom MattersXolani MajolaIn this, the first in a series of articles on Classroom Matters, I am trying to highlight the multiplicity of issues attached to...

#Land: The struggle for liberation in Southern Africa, a lesson in...

Motapo We’Zigidi It is time to blow off your gasket again, with the hope that we will not start doubting our identity. Today I tackle...

Matric results: Is our education system delivering? No, say experts.

Thabo MohlalaANALYSISThe 2017 matric results have elicited animated debates and a wide range of views from various political parties, teacher unions and some education...

How inequality affects sports demographics in SA

Mosibodi WhiteheadSouth Africa’s sport industry suffers great inequalities. Just like the greater South Africa, the sports budgets of the “haves” by far outstrip those...

Hungry children can’t concentrate in class

Tiger Brands FoundationBreakfast remains the most important meal of the day. In a nation constantly plagued by lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, heart...
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