Rumoured proposals to scrap compulsory mathematics for grades 7-9 may have proved false, but maths in South Africa may be still under threat.
Primary school children who belong to ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to dropping out of school early.
How schools use language as a way to exclude children -Sans Souci
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
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
Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance Research shows that a student’s genetic makeup can have a strong influence on their academic performance. Some interpret this as meaning there is little that can be done to help those who struggle academically
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
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
Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities David Dickinson, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s universities are underfunded. This isn’t supposition or opinion: it’s a fact borne out by the country’s own Department of Higher Education and Training. Now students