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Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly The post Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, History, English, Mathematics, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, Siswati, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, South Africa (country, Matric Pass Rate, COVID-19, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, Naptosa, Class Of 2020


Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice The post Living up to our promise of ubuntu appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Education, Children, Opinion, Sexism, Living Wage, Poverty, Racism, Unemployment, South Africa, Job losses, Violence, Inequality, Food Security, Ubuntu, Civil Society


Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University

The new chairperson of the council reveals his plans to shake up his alma mater and some of the problems he found when he started getting involved in the university’s affairs The post Ngcukaitobi, the new sheriff at Walter Sisulu University appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Mthatha, Sasco, Top Six, Law degree, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Walter Sisulu University, Council for Higher Education, Ngcukaitobi, South Africa (country, Rob Midgley, Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon, Rushiella Nolundi Songca, Unitra


Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks

Angie Motshekga was speaking to learners in a secondary school in Pretoria The post Minister shows her ignorance with  ‘educated men don’t rape’ remarks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Sexual Assault, Teachers, Rape, Sexual Harassment, Pretoria, Angie Motshekga, Indecent Assault, Top Six, South Africa (country, Basic Education, South African Council Of Educators, Nellmapius Secondary School


Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers

Peter Mbati’s appointment at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria is under the spotlight The post Parliament probe into vice-chancellor fails to get answers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Eff, Parliament, Council, Pretoria, ANC, Enquiry, Top Six, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa (country, Peter Mbati, University Of Venda, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Shirley Mabusela, Eric Nemekula, Juneas Lekgetha


Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry

The sole remaining witness flounders on the first day of the higher education portfolio committee investigation into SMU vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati The post Witness fumbles at Mbati’s parliament inquiry appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Eff, Parliament, Inquiry, Council, ANC, SMU, Top Six, South Africa (country, Peter Mbati, University Of Venda, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Shirley Mabusela, Eric Nemekula, Juneas Lekgetha, Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences


Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam The post Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Leak, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, John Volmink, DBE, Top Six, South Africa (country, Matric Results, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi, Physical Science, Group Copying


‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation The post ‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Registration Fees, School Calendar Year 2021


Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms The post Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Umalusi, Matric Leak, 2020 Academic Calendar, 2021 Academic Calendar, Mobile Classrooms, Physical Science


Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around

The new leaders of the student funding scheme inherit years of instability and poor financial records The post Portfolio committee pins hope on new Nsfas boss and board to turn scheme around appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, Top Six, South Africa (country, Auditor General, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Msulwa Daca, Sizwe Nxasana, Steven Zwane, Randall Carolissen, Andile Nongogo, Ernest Khosa, Naledi Pandoor


Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown The post Pandemic punishes the young appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, Mental Health, Autism, University of Pretoria, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Iqbal Karbanee, Kobus Maree


Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy

The president focuses on the economy and Covid-19 in his 2021 Sona, but his pledge of SA’s rebirth is undermined by corruption and factionalism The post Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Politics, Jobs, Education, Environment, Economy, Infrastructure, Economic recovery, National, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, South Africa (country, State Of The Nation Address, South African Economy


Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE

The scenes from last year, when learners finally returned to school after the hard lockdown, are about to play themselves out again The post Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Compliance, Learners, Department of Basic Education, Lockdown, Top Six, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Teacher Unions, Sanitiser, COVID-19 protocols, Disruptions To Curriculum, education MECs, School Principals


Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music The post Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Leadership, Education, Bullying, Higher Education, Universities, Transformation, Mathematics, Academia, University of Cape Town, SABC, Times Higher Education, UCT, Lucky Dube, Q&A Sessions, Mamokgethi Phakeng


Basic education department must not send conflicting messages

The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases resulted in school closures but mixed messages resulted and delayed gazetting of decisions caused confusion The post Basic education department must not send conflicting messages appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, South Africa, Private Schools, Pandemic, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Educationmatters, National Coronavirus Command Council, Reginah Mhaule


Covid sets education back years

The effects of the pandemic will still be felt by learners entering the school system in 2028 The post Covid sets education back years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (country, Matric, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Subs-only, Foundation Phase, Martin Gustafsson, Mary Metcalfe, Portfolio Committee On Basic Education


Making waves at Sol Plaatje University

New vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Crouch tells Bongekile Macupe about his plans to put the institution on the world map and create a talent pipeline to help high-achieving matric learners The post Making waves at Sol Plaatje University appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Online Learning, Kimberley, Northern Cape, SPU, Top Six, South Africa (country, Bongekile Macupe, Vice-chancellor, Academic Calendar, Sol Plaatje University, Andrew Crouch


‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic

In South Africa, we come from a proud history of activism. How then have we suddenly learnt to be helpless? The post ‘Each one, teach one’: Rethinking education in a pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Education, Teachers, South Africa, Youth Unemployment, Connectivity, Openaccess, Lockdown, Pandemic, Jonathan Jansen, Data Access, School Closures, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Dr Nic Spaull, Each one


Farewell Allen Thompson: A fighter for education

M&G education editor Bongekile Macupe honours the legacy of the late president of the National Teachers’ Union The post Farewell Allen Thompson: A fighter for education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Education, Sanitary Pads, Top Six, Allen Thompson, South Africa (country, Educationmatters, Bongekile Macupe, National Teachers ' Union


Reading aloud in the early years is crucial

Fewer children are in early childhood development centres now than in the past 18 years, which means scores are bereft of meals, safety, and early learning opportunities The post Reading aloud in the early years is crucial appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, ECD, Early Childhood Development, South Africa (country, World Read Aloud Day, Nal’ibali, Praesa


Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12 The post Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Cyril Ramaphosa, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, University of Pretoria, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mugwena Maluleke, Basil Manuel, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Foundation Phase


Pandemic cripples learners’ futures

South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12 The post Pandemic cripples learners’ futures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Cyril Ramaphosa, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Sadtu, University of Pretoria, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, Mugwena Maluleke, Basil Manuel, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Foundation Phase


Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress. The post Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, DBE, Sadtu, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Marking, South Africa (country, Matric Results, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Norman Davis, Matric Exam


Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa. The post Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Language, National, Languages, Academia, Rhodes University, Crossword Puzzles, Athandiwe Saba, Q&A Sessions, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Decolonisation, Subs-only, Anagrams, Cruciverbalist


An experiment in what school could be

Two Limpopo principals will be helping to create radically reimagined communities of learning: schools as living systems The post An experiment in what school could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: School, Learning, Education, Pedagogy, Openaccess, Limpopo, Shunryu Suzuki, Lockdown, Digital Tools, Top Six, Margaret Wheatley, South Africa (country, COVID-19 pandemic, BB Matlaila Primary School, Education Models, Education Stakeholders


Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed

Education department delays 2021 academic year as the Covid-19 death and infection rates rise rapidly, but assures 2020 matrics that results will be released on time The post Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Exams, Angie Motshekga, Top Six, Marking, South Africa (country, Basic Education, COVID-19, COVID, Matrics, Reopening, Umalusi, Matric Papers, Mzwandile Matthews, Reginah Mhaule


Early childhood development boost for parents and caregivers

More needs to be done to ensure that we raise children in a healthy ecosystem. Our children are our future and there is no other investment that could be more important The post Early childhood development boost for parents and caregivers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Openaccess, Early Childhood Development, South Africa (country, COVID-19, aRe Bapaleng, Seriti Institute


Kasi kids who love to build robots

The JumpStart programme is giving primary schoolchildren a masterclass in artificial intelligence (and they’re loving it) The post Kasi kids who love to build robots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Primary schools, Coding, Robotics, Gauteng, Ekurhuleni, Kasi, Top Six, Katlehong, MTN Foundation, South Africa (country, Daniella Lekgau, JumpStart Foundation


We don’t need more reports about oppression, we need action

By looking at the past and understanding how racism and gender-based violence has lined the hallways of educational institutions, we can learn new ways of being The post We don’t need more reports about oppression, we need action appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Opinion, Racism, Institutions, University of Cape Town, University of Free State, South Africa (country, Gender-based Violence, Brackenfell High, Pretoria Girls, Sans Souci



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