100 minutes of Coding for Mandela

Emmanuel TjiyaA crop of Mzansi A-listers yesterday paid a visit to Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, with a random act of kindness, proving in Mandela...

Gauteng school placements for 2019 will be available in August

Staff ReporterGauteng parents who applied for 2019 admissions for grades 1 and 8 pupils will know next month about the placement of their children.The...

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...

In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages

AFPAbout 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that...

Top private and public schools in South Africa: cost vs performance

Staff ReporterWith the persistent perception that the quality of South Africa’s education is in perpetual decline, may parents feel that the only way to secure a...

Kenya: Education ministry forms team to assess new curriculum

Ouma Wanzala The Ministry of Education has set up a special team to advise on where junior secondary school, which is part of the new...

Half of Ramaphosa’s salary will be donated to Early Childhood Development

Vuyo MkizeIn 1995, a year into his presidency, Nelson Mandela announced he would be donating a third of his presidential salary to the Nelson...

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...

6-year-old hospitalised after alleged beating from school teacher

Pule LetshwitiA six-year-old learner was allegedly beaten by his teacher at a school on Grootvlei Farm in Alexandria district in June.He was later hospitalized...

Rural teachers take abusive Zanu PF to High Court

Staff ReporterA union representing rural teachers has petitioned the High Court seeking leave to force the execution of an interdiction against the ruling Zanu...

Nigeria: Unicef enrols 15,303 girls in three northern states

Kuni TyessiThe United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has enrolled about 15, 303 girls in selected schools through the Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative in...

Zimbabwe: A shortage of engineers alarming

Leonard NcubeZimbabwe has only 1 500 civil, mechanical, architectural and scientific engineers out of about 6 000 accredited professionals in the field.This emerged during...

Pupils feel the heat of arsonists

Bongekile MacupeWith budget cuts and an infrastructure backlog at the basic education department, it may take a while before the schools that were burnt...

Burundi: School ban on expectant teens ‘skewed’ against girls’ education

Nita Bhalla Burundi's ban on pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers attending school is not only a violation against children's right to education, but also...

Kenya: Free internet for Nairobi public schools from next term

Staff Reporter All public primary and secondary schools within the Nairobi City County will be supplied with computers and have internet connection, Governor Mike Sonko...

Zimbabwe: Government vows to proceed with public exam despite teachers’ concerns

William Milasi Government has vowed to proceed with the November Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) final Science practical examinations as scheduled despite demands by a...

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...

Sindisiwe Buthelezi: From rural poverty to PhD graduate

Pertunia MafokaneDespite starting her education at a rural school in eMondlo, 30km south of Vryheid northern KZN, Dr Sindisiwe Buthelezi was so determined to...
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