Category Archives: Education

Why student protests in South Africa have turned violent

Why student protests in South Africa have turned violent “Burn to be heard.” This chilling statement has been doing the rounds through word of mouth and social media on South African campuses in recent weeks. The message has to be taken seriously. Buildings and vehicles

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‘Born Free’ students see the world through the Prism of Race

South African ‘born free’ students see the world through the prism of race F A university rugby match degenerated into on-field brawls between black and white students. White Afrikaans-speaking students and black students traded blows over the University of Pretoria’s language policy. Some people are

Best Universities in South Africa and The World

The Center for World University Rankings has published its results for 2016, the rankings show show that US universities, Harvard University came out tops, with Stanford second and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in third position. The ranking system uses a number of measurements to

Is this Slander Against the Muslim Community?

A Christian school in Linbro Park, Johannesburg that has been accused of being Islamophobic and advocating intolerance of other religions. In a letter sent by the Head of Student Affairs, Bob Fuller to the parents of pupils earlier this month, Fuller makes reference to a

Why China wants African students to learn Mandarin

Why China wants African students to learn Mandarin While China’s dramatic economic and trade impact on Africa has caught global attention, there has little focus on its role in education. But there are important questions raised by China’s education push into Africa. Why does China