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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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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