A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
Mostly sunny. Mild.
While parents are invested in their children receiving the best possible education, they can sometimes be unfairly pushy towards teachers.
The demands placed on teachers in a normal school day is no joke, particularly in today's world, where everything a teacher does is scrutinised and questioned, not only by parents but also by some students, writes Belinda Backwell.
It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.
“I’ve been teaching middle school for 15 years, and I can honestly say this is the best thing I’ve ever done to reach my kids," explains Julia Brown of the "I need" box she created for her classroom.
The school was established from funds the community got from mining operations in the area.
Many young professionals experience patriarchy, ageism and racism and come across difficulties concerning the lack of work experience and financial assistance. Neliswa Dludla's story is the first step towards change.
Remember that funny thing that happened in class? We all have a story to share... these kids have a video.
Outrage about possibly allowing students to pass to the next grade with only 20% in maths hides a crisis in mathematics teaching and learning across all years, says an expert.
Good teachers impart sound knowledge and eager learners will cherish this acquisition for life. After all it is priceless and no one can steal or take away the knowledge you have.
The deaths of two beloved city teachers have resulted in an outpouring of tributes from their former pupils and the colleagues they worked with.
Reports of sexual abuse by teachers have risen by more than 230% since 2014, the South African Council of Educators has reportedly told Parliament.
High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.
The idea that teachers have a powerful influence over their students is not new, but proving the link between a teacher’s expectations and a student’s outcomes has been difficult. Until now.
If it is true that it takes a village to raise (educate) a child, it becomes everybody's responsibility to create safe spaces for this to be accomplished, write Lorna Dreyer and Lynne Damons.
EVERY teacher working in a church-founded school who is in a relationship but not married must tie the knot in November.
Pupils lose about 40% of learning time every year in South African schools because teachers habitually skip classes, according to a study by the Centre for Development and Enterprise.
A passionate Pietermaritzburg schoolteacher has bagged a provincial award for excellence.
Sometimes sitting in a classroom and listening to a teacher drone on about various mind-boggling things can be the best sedative. But there are a few teachers out there who know just how to hold their classes' attention.
Teacher unions have welcomed the appointment of advocate Bheki Masuku as the acting head of the Department of Education in the province.
Some KZN teachers were up in arms on Monday after the provincial Department of Education froze their salaries apparently for not showing up for work over a period.
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