Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schafer says the announcement that schools will close for a month did not come as a shock, but was disappointing, as Cabinet had succumbed to pressure from teachers unions. While addressing the nation on Thursday night, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that public schools will be[…]
Teachers, students and parents have had mixed reactions about the reopening of schools on 1st June 2020, as announced by the Education Minister Angie Motshekga this week. The findings of a survey by teachers unions have also thrown a spanner in the works after it found the “vagueness” of Motshekga’s[…]
Outrage continues to grow in response to findings by researchers at Stellenbosch University that coloured women have low cognitive functioning due to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. The study is called the ‘Age and education effects on cognitive functioning in coloured South African women” and it was conducted[…]
As South Africans grapple with the Fees Commission Report of Inquiry into the feasibility of free high education, experts say the report missed the mark. The vice -dean in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University, Professor Aslam Fataar, explains that the report makes recommendations that do not fundamentally address[…]
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