South Africa’s vocational programmes are in trouble, with many duplicating each other.
Further Education and Training colleges are getting a makeover – in name, at least.
A township school on Johannesburg’s East Rand is administering one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous academic qualifications – for just R200 a month.
By the time many South African pupils reach Grade 4, they are functionally illiterate – mainly because they do not read at all during Grades 1, 2 and 3.
The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Department of Basic Education leave to appeal a decision that it had violated the rights of pupils in Limpopo by failing to deliver textbooks to them.
South Africans believe corruption is far more prevalent in the private sector than it is in government departments.
The Gauteng department of education has promised to take action against a teacher who failed to restrain two boys fighting in his class.
Neo Mhlanga’s closest companion was once a .38 Special with which he used to terrorise people in their Sandton, Rivonia and Buccleuch homes near Joburg.
Threats of ‘chaos’, and a candidate’s name ‘scratched out with a pen’ and replaced with another. These are some of the newest post-fixing allegations to emerge against members of Sadtu.
South African universities produce a woefully inadequate number of doctorates and are unlikely to meet the National Development Plan’s target of producing 5 000 PhDs by 2030, academics have said.
Leaders of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) might have condemned a host of measures meant to keep teachers in check, but some of its own members are appalled by the union’s reluctance to take orders from anyone.
The department of basic education intends to launch a free-to-air, 24-hour education channel next year to help pupils and improve teaching.
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Wednesday. I’m hungry. I’m thinking about Doctor Hunter S Thomson.
The silence is about protecting white male privilege, which is under scrutiny in South Africa’s university system.
The ANC has lost moral authority. The public, even its voting public, no longer believes the party will do the right thing.