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.
Professor Adam Habib has lashed out the government, saying every time there was a new minister in the basic education department, there was a new curriculum.
Blame for schools that perform badly should be laid at the door of teachers, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said.
A quarter of a million of South Africa’s teachers want Annual National Assessment tests used to measure pupils’ numeracy and literacy scrapped.
Until it becomes “embarrassing to be caught with one’s hand in the cookie jar”, South Africa is never going to beat corruption.
The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is concerned about the emergence of Cosatu’s secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi as a “cult personality”.
The Inkatha Freedom Party and South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande are embroiled in a war of words after Nzimande described the party as “dead and underground”.
The president of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union says the “scourge” of teachers having sex with their pupils is “threatening to destroy our union”.
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has launched a scathing attack on opposition parties in his speech at the SA Democratic Teachers Union’s (Sadtu) eighth congress.
Court cases are bankrupting the Congress of South African Trade Unions, says the federation’s president Sdumo Dlamini.
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