Bridging the Education Gap to Fulfil Basic Human Rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential. Basic education is one of the focus areas identified by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in order to fulfill its mandate of promoting, protecting and monitoring the realisation 

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Anti-apartheid Icon Ahmed Kathrada Dies

Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at the age 

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Education, Then Transformation

Government policy interventions aimed at solving inequality would not produce results if the country’s dysfunctional education system wasn’t fixed. This was what Stellenbosch University economics professor Servaas van der Berg told delegates at a two-day conference in Pretoria organised by the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development in the presidency’s department of planning, monitoring and 

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Article of the Day: 5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Success

Get your brain in shape with a little mental strength training.  You have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s 70,000 chances to build yourself up or tear yourself down. If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities, and second-guess your decisions, you’ll harm your performance (and most likely you’ll also be risking your physical 

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SA’s Biggest Failure is Education, Says Jonas

Broken system must be fixed, deputy minister tells PE event. If there is anything South Africa has failed at, it is education, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said at a gala dinner held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) at the weekend. “Most of our problems, whether it’s unemployment, unemployability or the struggle of 

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Student Disruptions Put an End to Education Fees Convention

The Higher Education National Convention was postponed indefinitely by the National Education Crisis Forum after students disrupted proceedings and would not allow the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande to address the crowd. The National Education Crisis Forum is a civil society platform aiming at finding long-term solutions in the education sector. The convention was 

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