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Unplugged coding project

UNPLUGGED CODING Project: How to get Involved if You’re in SA...

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It all started with Byron Batteson's TANKS coding app in 2017, aimed at introducing learners to coding concepts without computers... writes Prof Jean Greyling,...
Examining the impact of school closures on educational outcomes

Counting the Cost of Lost Schooling in South Africa

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A year ago, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we predicted that school closures in South Africa would result in learning losses. A...
Photo with Prof Greyling on my graduation, by Leonette Bower

Reflection of Gratitude After Being Awarded My MCom Cum Laude

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Writing this piece was a difficult task because I had to shrink a book-length account to a concise paragraph (or 3)! So, I’ve put...
Girl's Hair Set Alight in Cape Town School Bullying Incident Fire

‘Concern’ After Girl’s Hair Set Alight in Cape Town School Bullying...

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has expressed concern at yet another bullying incident in South Africa which was filmed and has gone viral....
Stellenbosch University to Open School for Climate Studies

Stellenbosch University to Open School for Climate Studies

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A new School of Climate Studies will be officially launched at Stellenbosch University in June 2021. Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says with the...
Open Letter to President Ramaphosa from TANKS

An Open Letter to President Ramaphosa from TANKS

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After reaching out to schools across South Africa with his coding project, Prof Jean Greyling from Nelson Mandela University has grave concerns regarding the...
Stellenbosch-University Afrikaans mother tongue education

SAHRC to Investigate Alleged Human Rights Violations Against Afrikaans Students by...

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) announced today that it will investigate the Democratic Alliance's complaint against the management of Stellenbosch University (SU),...
Stellenbosch-University Afrikaans mother tongue education

Petition Launched to ‘Protect Mother Tongue’ Education at Stellenbosch University

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has today launched a petition to "protect the right to mother tongue education" at Stellenbosch University (SU)... where the DA...
Students at the University of Johannesburg blocked the roads at Auckland Park campus. Photo: Julia Evans

Students Barricade Universities in Joburg and Gqeberha

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Protests against debt escalate. By Julia Evans and Joseph Chirume. After attempting to meet with University of Johannesburg (UJ) management, over 100 students led by the...
Masizame Junior Primary School

Mud School has One Broken Toilet for 175 Learners and Staff

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Masizame Junior Primary School in Centane near Butterworth, Eastern Cape, has one broken toilet for girls and teachers. The boys have no toilet at...
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