Category: Education

Our education must adapt

Historically and functionally, universities have always occupied an antagonistic position vis-à-vis social developments without simply conforming to them. By generating and transmitting knowledge, universities provide an opportunity to transcend the horizons of everyday theoretical problems occurring in the societies around them. For a millennium, universities…

WCED – A Lesson to the ill informed ​

As the Rustenburg Girls Junior School coercion and racism allegations continue to unravel, perhaps it’s time to look at this from another angle. Let us unpack the comments made by the MEC for EducationDebbie Schafer where she states that the CCMA judgement was due to a…

Children know their heroes

For children of yesteryear, powerful Superheroes were disguised in magical attire – they could do anything, be anywhere, at any time. It doesn’t take anything other than mentioning the names of heroes such Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Power Girl, Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man…

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…