Gauteng government bypasses laws to build school

Yoliswa SobuwaA multi-million rand Gauteng school for children with special needs was built illegally, bypassing town planning and building bylaws.This, Sowetan has established, is...

Kenya signs law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls

Lynet IgadwahSchoolgirls who have reached puberty will now receive free sanitary towels from the government, a new law aimed at minimising absenteeism and putting...

Teacher shot dead in front of pupils

Inside EducationA teacher was shot dead at a Western Cape primary school on Wednesday.Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said the woman was allegedly shot at...

Website developed to buy and sell second-hand textbooks

Chulumanco Mahamba and Zamayirha Peter A University of Pretoria student created a website that allows fellow students from all South African universities to buy and sell second-hand...

Theft in schools has reached crisis levels

Sipho MabenaThe theft of electronic gadgets and feeding scheme groceries has reached crisis levels, according to the department of basic education.Last week thieves broke...

Zimbabwe: Sweeping changes threaten education system

Mako MuzendaTo say Zimbabwe is in a mess would be a severe understatement. Think corruption, pothole-ridden roads, and a flailing economy that has pushed...

Theft in schools has reached crisis levels

Sipho MabenaThe theft of electronic gadgets and feeding scheme groceries has reached crisis levels, according to the department of basic education.Last week thieves broke...

Remembering South African struggle hero Chris Hani

Arianna Lissoni The “what if” game is popular with the media and the commentariat in South Africa. A popular example is “what if …” South African Communist...

Social grant payouts go smoothly in Western Cape

Barbara Maregele    In the days leading up to 1 April, Delft resident Godfrey Classen was worried that he would not receive his pension.Cash Paymaster...

Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul

Frans SwanepoelAgriculture delivers more jobs per rand invested than any other productive sector. If the entire agriculture value chain is considered in South Africa, its...