Rumoured proposals to scrap compulsory mathematics for grades 7-9 may have proved false, but maths in South Africa may be still under threat.
Starting now, South Africa’s pupils will be able to obtain as little as 20% in mathematics in Grades 7, 8 and 9.
Mcebo Dlamini, one of the #FeesMustFall protest leaders speaks out on charges against him. Describing the charges, not as criminal but rather as political.
In the video a woman, part of a larger panel, addresses a group, the woman says “science is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off”.
How schools use language as a way to exclude children -Sans Souci
Three female protesters at Wits University resorted to taking off their tops and bras outside the Great Hall at Wits University, Braamfontein. They demanded that police officers stop firing at demonstrators gathered on campus.
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
The wrong questions are being asked in the free higher education debate The main brief of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training (The Fees Commission) demands that it enquires and makes findings on the feasibility of fee-free higher education in South Africa.
Higher education in South Africa hangs in the balance. Here are four scenarios Higher education in South Africa is at another crossroads. Students have put pressure on the state to offer “fee-free” education to all following their success last year in securing a zero increase
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
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
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
How mobile phones are disrupting teaching and learning in Africa Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in Africa. Among younger users, basic phones are most common. But more pupils are accessing smartphones that can connect to the internet – and taking them along to school. Phones
Angry student protests have put rape back on South Africa’s agenda Rape is never far from the headlines in South Africa. But while protests about corruption and service delivery are common, sexual violence is not an issue that often brings people to the streets. A
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