Category Archives: Education

Don’t be fooled by South Africa’s matric results

South Africa’s matric results have been described as an illusion, a fraud, and a poor indication of the state of South Africa’s education system.

South Africa’s matric results are a poor indication of the state of South Africa’s education system, and have previously been described as an illusion and even a fraud.

Jacob Zuma: Be afraid, be VERY afraid

Shielded from accountability, deploying acolytes and benefiting himself, the president has become untouchable

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has taken on a particular flavour. Exposés of capricious political interference in important arms of the state such as the prosecuting authority, the police and the intelligence services have become commonplace: there is little shock factor left in the abuses of power and process committed by his friends in his name; and there is no parallel with any other SA president in the extent to which he has personally benefited from holding office.

Malema: 10 reasons to vote EFF – has he delivered?

Here they are – the 10 reasons to vote EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party's launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24

EFF leader Julius Malema toasts his supporters during the party’s launch on Sunday (October 13 2013). Picture: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24Here are 10 of the reasons which he gave for why he should rule South Africa:

Porn charges against teacher expanded

The State has provided a new “provisional” charge sheet, with fleshed out charges, to the former Durban high school drama teacher who is alleged to have used teenage pupils to create child pornography.

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Are 80% of South African schools ‘dysfunctional’?

South Africa’s education system is often described as being in crisis. A recent claim suggests 80% of schools could be “dysfunctional”. We looked at the evidence.

Researched by Kate Wilkinson

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South Africa’s “dysfunctional” educational system is one of seven ways in which the country’s government “abuses black people”.