HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FEATURE: Teen Pride gets LGBTQI+ teens talking IRL

2018-03-21 13:25

In our Human Rights Day series, we feature every day South Africans who have taken it upon themselves to defend or promote the basic rights of others. In this feature, meet two teenagers who started Teen Pride in Cape Town.

Michael Bloomberg tells SA: Inaction on inequality could lead to uprising

2018-03-08 10:56

Bloomberg told a Cape Town audience that if income inequality isn't earnestly addressed, the rich could face a revolt. 'If you don’t do something about it, they will set up the guillotines'.

Let's all take the blame

2018-01-28 06:01

Students are not solely responsible for being unemployable. Profit-motivated institutions and lazy lecturers are part of the problem, writes Chris Maxon.

The worst school in SA

2018-01-14 06:14

The provincial education department is considering shutting it down and parents want to know why their children have not had teachers in crucial subjects for years.

Which are better, public or private school exams?

2018-01-14 06:03

Although he denies saying the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) should be scrapped, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s reported statements have sparked some debate about which is better between the exams at government and private schools.

Only one in four matrics likely to find a job quickly - economist

2018-01-09 13:29

Members of the matric class of 2017 who will not be studying further will struggle to find a job quickly, says an economist.

Despite illness, learner comes out tops

2018-01-07 06:03

Mphoentle Piliso has defied the odds. Despite growing up without parents and being diagnosed with asthma, she has become one of the top learners in the country.

Suicide watch – the anxious wait for matric results

2017-12-24 06:04

As thousands of Grade 12 pupils wait to find out if they passed, many are tormented by the pressure to succeed.

Kids versus teachers

2017-12-10 05:53

Some see a recent court ruling against corporal punishment as a setback for teachers who suffer abuse at the hands of pupils.

You can’t beat your kids

2017-10-22 06:00

Parents who give their children a hiding will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault.


How to start saving from your first pay cheque

2018-03-16 15:04

Investing when you are young sounds like an expensive and daunting task, especially when you have just started your first job, explains an expert.

Prof Sampie's work is a gift to the youth of SA

2018-02-21 08:12

Professor Sampie Terrenblanche's work is a gift to the youth of South Africa, which will guide them as they pursue an inclusive agenda thereby creating a non-racist, non-sexist, equal society, writes Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Tormented at school and online

2018-01-21 05:46

Lethu Mhlongo* was harassed so badly by her schoolmates for being fat that she considered not going back to school.

Desperate for a future

2018-01-14 06:03

City Press interviewed desperate young people who flocked to the institutions, hoping to get a place in a university or college so they can fulfill their dreams.

Gigaba: Youth should not only chase tenders

2018-01-11 10:45

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged SA youth to innovate instead of chasing tenders and shareholdings at established companies.

Jobless youth positive about the future

2018-01-07 06:03

Lack of money will prevent many matriculants from getting into higher education. Some will take a gap year or seek part-time work.

Top achievers: How they did it

2018-01-07 06:03

Takalani Bambela may be a matriculant from a poor school, but his achievement has humbled peers from affluent schools across the country.

Why our kids can’t understand what they read

2017-12-10 05:53

Lunga Siquku* finds it difficult to answer questions written in his home language, isiXhosa. He is among 78% of South Africa’s Grade 4 pupils who cannot understand what they read.

What turns some children into criminals? A look into the effects of emotional trauma

2017-11-27 08:05

Why do children act violently? Why are many children at risk of becoming criminals? Understanding this is critical to understanding crime and violence in South Africa.

'Bully free' Vosloorus school empowers pupils to manage conflict

2017-10-15 06:00

To end a vicious spate of bullying on a WhatsApp group by Vosloorus pupils, 12 of them were put through a leadership course. They helped change their school’s culture and end the abuse.

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