Ten percent. This is the average mark that Grade 9 pupils scored for maths in this year’s Annual National Assessment.
When making the announcement in Diepsloot on Thursday morning, a disappointed Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, said unlike the … Read the rest
An international group of astronauts, scientists and others have called for a rapid expansion of efforts to detect asteroids capable of causing widespread destruction on earth, warning that this is one of the biggest threats to humanity in the coming … Read the rest
The UN General Assembly has passed an Arab-introduced resolution calling on Israel not to develop, produce or possess nuclear arms and criticizing the country for not being part to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
The resolution … Read the rest
China said on Wednesday Britain has had no moral responsibility for what happens in Hong Kong since its return to China, as the two countries argue about Beijing’s ban on a group of British members of parliament visiting the city.… Read the rest
Sweden’s minority, centre-left government teetered on the brink of collapse after just two months in office when a far-right party announced it would vote against the 2015 budget, effectively dooming it to defeat.
The anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party, which holds … Read the rest
The leading macroeconomic Nobel-laureates, the central bankers as well as most politicians have reduced their economic judgment on how to get the economies in Europe and Japan back to sustainable growth on just two recipes: public investments in infrastructure to … Read the rest
Limpho Hani and the SACP officially entered the fray as respondents in the urgent application launched by Clive Derby-Lewis for his release on medical parole.
While it is certain that Derby-Lewis, who has been in the Eugene Marais Hospital since … Read the rest
Some years ago, the British Daily Mail reported that “toddlers should be taught about racism and singled out for criticism if they have racist attitudes, a Government-funded advisory group said”.
It told nursery teachers, playgroup leaders and childminders to record … Read the rest
My dearest Angela:
You know, I have always disagreed with ladies’ presence in public affairs and to this day have not changed my view on this. I’ve been lucky twice in life: First, I lived when ladies were absolutely barred … Read the rest
The geneticist James Watson, who has been ostracized since public comments about black African IQ in 2007, is to auction off his 1962 prize for discovering the structure of DNA. It is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million.… Read the rest
According to the UN, world heroin production stands at 430-450 tons, of which only 340 tons actually reach the market, the rest being seized or destroyed.
Top heroin producing countries are: Afghanistan (at least 380 tonnes), Myanmar and Laos (at … Read the rest
Germany’s international broadcaster published a video report of immense geopolitical implications.
This is possibly the first national broadcaster in the West to admit that the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) is supplied not by “black market oil” or “hostage ransoms” but … Read the rest
To say that popular singer Steve Hofmeyr and author Dan Roodt are targeted by the South African media monopoly, is putting it mildly. They are hounded and smeared daily by paid employees on social media.
With senior staff now openly … Read the rest