ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Teach children in their mother tongue

2017-04-23 06:17

Choosing the right medium of instruction for our children can be daunting and potentially harmful, writes David Harrison.

Racism, anti-ANC bias at public schools not the norm - education dept

2017-04-19 19:04

The department of basic education says any racial or politically biased episodes at public and former model C schools are isolated incidents not borne of the curriculum.

Big hit for ex-addict

2017-04-18 06:01

A matric pupil from Retreat feels like she has been given another chance to bat in life by playing softball.

Vuwani residents win court battle to have meeting on demarcation issues

2017-04-17 08:25

The Thohoyandou High Court has granted angry Vuwani residents permission to gather and discuss demarcation disputes.

High quality, greater access

2017-04-16 06:02

Professor Francis Petersen is on course to root out racism at University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein by producing a sustainable transformation plan by year-end.

Judge to visit Grootkraal school before reaching verdict in eviction case

2017-04-14 11:01

Arguments have wrapped up in the eviction case of the Grootkraal primary school and church and all parties have agreed that the judge will visit the site before ruling on the matter.

Court asked to tell government to consider expropriating land near Cango Caves

2017-04-13 08:35

Western Cape MEC for education Debbie Schafer should be ordered to consider expropriating the land on which Grootkraal Primary School is situated, the High Court has heard in an eviction case.

Private schools can attach homes of defaulting parents, court rules

2017-04-12 22:39

Private schools are entitled to recover debt through the forced sale of homes owned by defaulting parents, the Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled.

UWC graduate becomes first black African woman to earn a biotech honours cum laude

2017-04-12 10:32

Sinazo Bali, 23, from the University of the Western Cape, has become the first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree in biotechnology cum laude.

Training programme provides big dreams for small town boy

2017-04-10 10:32

As a child growing up in the small town of Zoar, Ryan Adams had two dreams: to one day be a policeman serving his tiny community, and to be the first rapper from the former mission station to make it big.

 

No birth certificate, no school

2017-04-20 06:47

A nine-year-old girl was unable to get into a school for over two years because her mother was unable to get the required documents, until an NGO threatened the Western Cape education department with legal action.

Principal stabbed at Cape Town school

2017-04-19 16:32

The principal of a Cape Town school has been stabbed on the premises following alleged threats against him for proceeding with a disciplinary hearing against a pupil.

ANC slams Vuwani residents' plan to shut down schools

2017-04-17 17:16

The ANC in Limpopo has slammed a planned shutdown by Vuwani residents, saying it will negatively affect school children.

University protests 'secondary' to migration: Hungary PM

2017-04-16 06:03

Facing protests at home and abroad over new laws on universities and NGO's, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said his main battle is against immigration.

Boyish features, brilliant mind

2017-04-16 06:01

How is it possible for such a young man, who looks 13 years old, to get a degree in computer science – cum laude, to boot?

4 universities at risk of losing LLB qualification accreditation

2017-04-13 20:42

Four universities are at risk of losing their accreditation for the Bachelor of Laws qualification if the quality of their programmes does not improve, says the Council on Higher Education.

UKZN dropout uses tuckshop money to finally complete studies

2017-04-13 07:23

It cost Mervin Chetty R280 to start a tuck shop in his mother's kitchen that would eventually go on to pay for his bachelor's degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

How learning empathy can help build better community projects in Africa

2017-04-12 14:51

How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers, writes Keneilwe Munyai,

Judge accuses education minister of disrespecting pupils' rights

2017-04-11 23:07

Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schafer has been disrespectful towards the rights of pupils, a High Court judge has said during arguments in the eviction case of a school and a church.

Former drug dealer defies odds to graduate

2017-04-10 09:31

The indelible gunshot scar on the lower part of Thulasizwe Mathenjwa’s neck does not only remind him of how he almost lost his life, but also how his life changed.

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