Category Archives: Education

The ANC: A pyramid scheme on the brink of collapse?

By: Mzukisi Makatse

I am a member of the ANC and have been since 1989 when I was barely 11 years old. Painfully, it is the first time in all these years that I am overcome by a great feeling of doubt about the ANC.


Mzukisi Makatse

Watch: Stefan Molyneux – Facts on the current state of South Africa

The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence.

Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux

South Africa Free Education for All Learners

The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma addressed a rally and said it was the government’s plan to provide free education to all learners. People have to love this president, for making such a generous gesture of aiming to educate South Africans. The current education system has collapsed, and there is not enough money to fix the country’s electricity supply, the water crisis needs urgent attention, and Zuma is talking about creating industrialists.


Words of a Desperate Zuma

I couldn’t agree more education is paramount, but unfortunately Zuma doesn’t have the money or the infrastructure to do this, and why does he only talk about this now, when he’s known about this for years, besides, that was the great Madiba’s vision, not bloody Zuma’s!

images (1)He’s only saying this to start feathering his nest for the next election, it’s a political promise that he knows he can’t deliver on, he can’t even feed the country.

South Africa’s education system vs the world

A graph constructed by advisory firm the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that South Africa spends more money than most of its peers on education – with worse outcomes.


BCG said that, although the factors afflicting education in the country are serious and systemic, the experience of peer nations shows that significant improvement is possible, including in the near-term.

Afrikaans identity under huge pressure – FW de Klerk



It is a great honour for me to address this important meeting of the Bondsraad at the Voortrekker Monument -­ this national shrine which is so central to the identity, the history and the soul of our people.

This is the year varsities will transform – Blade

In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall movement, the minister is pushing for “urgent” demographic changes at the country’s universities.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has vowed to turn 2015 into a year in which he would “uncompromisingly” push for the transformation of the country’s universities.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has vowed to turn 2015 into a year in which he would “uncompromisingly” push for the transformation of the country’s universities.

Let’s be honest about radical transformation

‘Radical economic transformation’ is the mantra South Africans will hear more and more as the political climate heats up and the contestation for power escalates.

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All the parties and politicians exclaiming this slogan explain that this drastic action is necessary because the levels of poverty and unemployment are far too high, too few have a real stake in the economy and the inequality in society is dangerous.

Let’s also talk about the ANC’s atrocities

Ernst Roets says we need to weed out double standards from our discussions of past and present


Flip Buys recently wrote that Afrikaners need to take a stronger stand against the criminalisation of their history. Of course, this is a taboo subject and any person who dares to contextualise apartheid, receives the label of racist.


Siphiwo Ntshuntshe

A few weeks friends of mine from Durban convinced me to join them for drinks in Kloof, and what became a nice evening was interrupted by Eskom’s load shedding. Of course, by that time we had already had enough liquor in our systems to carry on with the aid of candle lights – such is the life in Cape Town. The mega utility’s management and sole shareholder representative, the South African government, are the ones to blame for the failures that peaked in 2008, and again in 2014 through to this year.