ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Police investigating Brakpan school assault

2016-12-08 12:04

Police are investigating a case of assault against a pupil at an East Rand school who reportedly attacked another boy.

Second bullying video emerges from Stellenbosch school

2016-12-07 10:07

Parents and residents of Idas Valley have protested at Lückhoff High School in Stellenbosch after a second bullying video came to light.

Wits SRC vows to protest against 8% fee increase

2016-12-06 17:21

Wits University's SRC says it intends organising protests against the 8% fee increase when lectures resume in January.

Charges withdrawn against UCT students who burnt paintings

2016-12-06 14:27

The charges against three UCT students accused of burning historic paintings during campus protests have been withdrawn, and they have been given community service.

Outstanding school fees may not be used to withhold report cards – Education MEC

2016-12-05 20:13

Western Cape Education MEC has urged principals to release the report cards of all pupils, regardless of whether they have outstanding debt with the school or not.

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WATCH: SA scholars among world's worst performers in maths, science

South Africa's grade 5 and grade 9 pupils are among the world's five lowest-performers in mathematics and science when compared with their international counterparts. Education researcher Dr. Nic Spaull weighs in. Watch.

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Pretoria University 'can't redress the past if language policy stays'

2016-12-02 18:26

The University of Pretoria won't be able to redress the past if the institution is expected to retain its current language policy, a court has heard.

More to do basic education, but we are on course

2016-12-02 10:37

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga writes that they have beefed up capacity in the department and the provinces to accelerate the pace of delivery.

Bail for Limpopo man accused of leaking matric exam paper

2016-12-01 20:05

A Limpopo businessman accused of leaking the Mathematics II exam paper to matric pupils has been granted R4 000 bail in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court.

 

Get ready for your first year at university and beat the freshman blues

2016-12-08 06:00

One of the biggest transitions a young person can make is to go from high school to tertiary education.

Top scientist: Proof that UCT is institutionally racist, sexist, colonialist

2016-12-06 20:04

How much work is needed to transform UCT into a university that serves all the citizens of SA? Emeritus Professor Timothy Crowe goes back in time to trace its roots.

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56% of Grade 4 children in SA cannot read - expert

Education researcher Dr. Nic Spaull talks us through some of the worrying findings from the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Watch.

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Western Cape had 'significant decline' in school maths and science scores

SA's grade 5 and grade 9 pupils are among the world's five lowest-performers in mathematics and science when compared with their international counterparts. Education researcher Dr. Nic Spaull looks at the worst performers per province. Watch.

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STUDY: 44% of grade fives say they're bullied - expert

A recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study for Grade 5s revealed some worrying stats about South African pupils' performance in maths and science. But perhaps of greater concern, was SA having the highest rate of school bullying. Watch.

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Girl bloodied in bully attack at Stellenbosch school

2016-12-05 10:35

The mother of a 15-year-old girl Stellenbosch schoolgirl wants to know why her classmates stood by and and took a cellphone video while her daughter was bullied, instead of stopping the attack.

New UFS vice chancellor announced

2016-12-02 12:27

Professor Francis Petersen has been appointed as University of the Free State vice chancellor and rector.

Inside Labour: Unions must seek more than fee-free education

2016-12-02 06:48

Unions and fee-free campaigners should consult the various initiatives around SA that can provide guidance toward the sort of education and support systems it needs, says Terry Bell.

Construction company denies using cheap materials after school starts crumbling

2016-12-01 17:04

A construction company which renovated Mjila Primary School in Ntabankulu, about 156km north of Mthatha by road, has been accused of using cheap materials and of failing to pay employees their full salaries.

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