Category: Education

The challenge of writing grade 12

The writing of final year school exams does not only mark an important event in the school calendar but it also signifies a moment of achievement and challenge for us a nation. It’s a challenge in many ways and some of the challenges around issues…

Ridding schools of fear

LAST week, as lecturers, we interviewed prospective students who had expressed interest in enrolling for the course we offer. Out of the many absorbing interviews we conducted, the memorable one for me was with a student who comes from a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal. The…

The dire state of the education system in South Africa

Ever since the dismantlement of Apartheid, where the Education system was rife with inequalities against the black-majority population, there has been small strides taken by the elected democratic government to improve the Education system. Even though there has been some progress in the sense that…

Of literacy and love

Reading-for-joy as a strategy for development must be a priority on South Africa’s agenda. In fact, it needs to be our next big revolution, says Dr Sebabatso Manoeli. As Literacy Month ended in September, it is vital that our literacy woes do not fall to…