Article of the Day: Education in South Africa: Where Did It Go Wrong?

In this article the author focuses on the challenges facing the South African education system and also suggests possible solutions to some of these challenges. “It’s bad. It just is,” says Malehlohonolo Khauoe about the education she received at a rural school outside Matatiele in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, the country’s worst-performing region. Schooling here 

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A Dialogue not Silenced

Feedback on the Cornerstone Critical Dialogue, 23 August As part of the Critical Dialogue series, which runs once a month at Cornerstone Institute, we celebrated Women’s Month with a panel discussion and the prize-giving for the Writing Challenge to Men on 23 August. The challenge for both the dialogue and the competition was to think 

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Expression of Gratitude – a scholarship recipient

Last week, the final group of Cornerstone students received bursaries from the Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust for 2016. The impact of opportunities such as these are often underestimated, so we appreciate Waseemah Abrahams writing to us to express what receiving the scholarship means to her. “Everyone needs support and hope to alleviate us from the 

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“Change me a dream…” Feedback on the CMP meeting at Cornerstone

On Friday the 15th of July, Cornerstone Institute hosted a meeting with our Community Merit Partners (CMPs), and for them, staff and faculty to attend Katherine Morse’s presentation on The (in)-accessibility of Higher Education to High School learners from previously-disadvantaged communities. Katherine Morse has done lots of fieldwork in High Schools in Cape Town, and 

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Beat the Burn-out

Join us for what promises to be a very informative talk by Dr Sharon Johnson on stress management and how to prevent burn-out. It will take place on 12 August, at Cornerstone Institute, 13h30 – 15h00. Dr Sharon Johnson has specialised in stress and burnout in the teaching profession, but will be talking generally about 

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