New coding curriculum set to begin in Grades R to 9

By Charles Molele Coding and robotics subjects will be part of the new curriculum from Grade R to Grade 9, according to Basic Education Minister...

South Africa: Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage

Thamsanqa Mbovane    A pall of thick black smoke covered Molly Blackburn Secondary School in Khayelitsha, Uitenhage, on Wednesday morning. Scores of learners stood outside...

Podcast: Learnership to counter high unemployment and high school drop-out rate

Thuletho ZwaneInside Education's weekly feature on Kaya FMKgabo Cars is involved in skills development in the automotive sector. They empower aspirant motor mechanics with...

Here’s why South Africa has a reading crisis and what can...

Peter RuleThe teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year-olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over shared...

KZN targets 76% matric pass rate in 2017

Chris Makhaye THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education says Grade 12 learners in the province are ready for the matric examinations and that the department is...

KZN MEC of education, King Zwelithini warns under-performing teachers

Thabo MohlalaKwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC of education, Mthandeni Dlungwane, has enlisted the services of king Goodwill Zwelithini to issue a strong warning to underperforming teachers...

MEC calls for calm as parents demand removal of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke...

Boitumelo TshehleNorth West education MEC Sello Lehari told angry residents on Thursday to allow his department to investigate racism at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke and not...

South Africa: Parktown Boys’ High sexual assault case postponed

Nomahlubi JordaanThe case against Collan Rex‚ a former assistant water polo coach at Parktown Boys' High School‚ was postponed on Wednesday to next month...

Umlazi student ready to conquer Harvard

Inside Education ReporterAn 18-year-old KwaZulu-Natal former matric student who is studying at the world’s top six academe, Harvard University aims to create 10 000...

Rwanda: Govt suspends 57 schools in crackdown

Marie-Anne Dushimimana The Ministry of Education has suspended, for a week, 57 public schools, citing failure to meet the basic requirements which students need to...

Poverty drives Swazi girl learners to prostitution

Joseph ZuluPIGG’S PEAK - Sex work may be the oldest profession but for Gija Emkhuzweni High School, the illegal profession is costing them big...

Do not scrap the existing university curriculum argues a lecturer

Bernard Sanga and Willis OketchThe new education curriculum set to be implemented in January to replace the 8-4-4 system could be suspended if...

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...
Witness: Pit-toilet that Michael Komape died in was 17 years old

Michael Komape’s family rejects State’s claim that his death was an...

Chester Makana The civil hearing by a Limpopo family exposed how the government allowed more rural pupils to use more than 20-year-old pit toilet.More than...

Zimbabwe: Schools venture into fish farming

Emmah ChinyamutatingaEight schools in Manicaland have embarked on fish farming to boost nutrition, economic development and income generation.Nearly 1 560 fingerlings were stocked in...

South Africa: Future stars camp gets underway

Staff ReporterThe 2018 Copa Coca-Cola Future Stars camp officially got under way last Tuesday with players selected for this year's tournament reporting for the...

Best-performing schools in NSC exams hailed by portfolio committee on basic...

Bonile KhanyiThe Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has expressed its appreciation and satisfaction with the schools that have continued to perform well in...

Department condemns ‘skinny pants’ protest at Pretoria West High School, but...

Thabo MohlalaGauteng Education Department and parents should tread carefully when dealing with the issue of school uniform, said Basil Manuel, president of the National...

Matric pass rate announcement is misleading fanfare, says Equal Education

Sisonke MlamlaThe overall matric pass rate is a poor indicator of the health of the education system, and the national Department of Basic Education...

The end of South African universities. Really?

Suellen ShayJonathan Jansen, vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State in South Africa until a year ago, has written a book on the...
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