Why there’s no end in sight to taxing textbook costs

Pricey textbooks are part of the larger crisis in tertiary funding, writes Sunita Menon

The writing's on the wall if rampant illiteracy persists

Focus is on scarcity of books in homes ahead of World Read Aloud Day, writes Sarah Wild

DUT’s academic year delayed yet again due to strike over salaries

After a month of negotiations, no agreement has been reached and the unions plans to continue with the strike

Zonnebloem College: new facility expands horizons at historic Cape institution

Zonnebloem College’s privately funded library gives pupils a leg up, writes Penny Haw

Afrikaans-only policy of Hoërskool Overvaal means it’s effectively a ‘white school’

The Gauteng department of education has made this part of its submissions, citing admission regulations that expressly prohibit unfair discrimination on the ...

Strike action delays start of DUT’s academic year by a week

Workers will not accept the revised wage offer by the Durban University of Technology, which will now start the academic year on February 12

MEC wants to go to the Constitutional Court in the Hoërskool Overvaal language case

Panyaza Lesufi wants to go straight to the Constitutional Court, but the Basic Education Minister takes a more temperate approach, wanting to address issues ...

Staff at DUT continue striking as the start of lectures looms

Three unions at the Durban University of Technology have urged staff not to return to work until management concedes to its demands

Wits lecturer suspended over ‘monkey’ e-mail

Nehawu is furious at the alleged racist remarks, which were directed at their members who were protesting for a wage increase at the university last week

Angie Motshekga calls for patience in dealing with Overvaal’s language policy

The basic education minister encouraged those demanding the immediate enrolment of black and English-speaking pupils to calmly discuss the matter

Poor nutrition is stunting intellectual development

Free education means little if poor health and hunger continue to hobble children, writes Samantha Richmond

Plan for free education a step in right direction

Helping poor students is essential, but the government has still not said exactly how much funding is needed, writes Tamar Kahn

Zuma tells high school kids education is the ‘weapon for everything’

Speaking in Nkandla, he tells them he has ordered officials to ‘stop other government programmes’ and divert their money to free education

Student fund boss urges graduates to repay loan billions

Previous beneficiaries owe the National Student Financial Aid Scheme R29.81bn

We hoped Hoërskool Overvaal row would fizzle out, says Angie Motshekga

In a visit to the school on Monday, the basic education minister said that a matter for the courts should not have been dragged to the school premises

ANALYSIS: Populist policies make the road even rougher for South Africa

Academics warn policies such as free higher education condone financial indiscipline and come with severe consequences, writes Amanda Visser

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