Vuwani Learners Given Education Lifeline

Learners from Vhafamadi Secondary School in Vuwani have received new classrooms as they begin exams. JOHANNESBURG – Pupils in Vuwani are finally writing their exams following violence in the area earlier this year over municipal demarcation. Around thirty schools were damaged or set alight affecting about 60,000 pupils. Government intervened during the protests and classes 

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Article of the Day: Why Politics Makes People Crazy

Here’s how politics creates a neurochemical roller coaster. Your brain evolved to promote survival, so your neurochemicals create a sense of urgency about everything relevant to survival needs. Social needs feel as urgent as physical needs because the survival of your genes depends on it. Politics triggers your happy brain chemicals by creating expectations of 

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Backlog of University Applications

MATRIC pupils planning to study at university next year are losing hope as institutions, grappling with #FeesMustFall protests, have not responded to all applicants yet. While some high school pupils have made alternative arrangements because they have not heard back from universities, others fear they may end up spending a year at home. Alison Sickle, a 

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Funding World-Class Universities

Governments always face a choice between access and excellence: should resources be spent narrowly on a few institutions in order to make them more ‘world class’, or should they be spread more widely in order to build capacity and increase access? During hard times, these choices become more acute. In the United States, for instance, 

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