June 16, 1976 was a normal working day. It was cold and cloudless sunny winter weather. At the time I was working as a social-worker supervisor for the West Rand Development Council in Soweto and my office was in Diepkloof, … Read the rest
The apartheid-era Bantu education system was much better than the current education regime, a Wits academic said in Pretoria on Thursday.
“It was far better in terms of quality than the education that our kids are receiving nowadays. That is … Read the rest
Eleven-year-old Sam (not his real name) went to school on Wednesday, as on any other day. But he returned home scarred for life.
The Grade 6 pupil at Refilwe Primary School, in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria, was allegedly raped by … Read the rest
Bantu Education: Destructive intervention or part reform?
As the crisis of education in black schools has worsened, or rather become more evident, so the tendency to “Blame Verwoerd” has intensified.
Senzo Mchunu, MEC for Education in Kwazulu-Natal, … Read the rest
South Africa’s education system is worse today than the “gutter education” the country had under the apartheid government, said an academic and struggle heroine Mamphela Ramphele, The Star reported on Friday.
“Maths literacy… what is that? It’s worse than the … Read the rest