Of the 40 cadets chosen for SAA’s cadet programme, not a single white male was selected. Trade union Solidarity is calling it “subsidised racism” while SAA says the company is “obliged to give preference to previously disadvantaged groups.”
Backyard Brains is a company that is attempting to bring neuroscience into the classroom with the help of RoboRoach. RoboRoach was developed to inspire young minds to find cures for neurological diseases.
Witholding a degree from a man because of a his struggle to pay back his student fees doesn’t sound like something a University at the forefront of the academic and social struggle to reverse the damage caused by apartheid would do, does it?
In a development certain to end multiple romantic relationships across the Cape Peninsula, Stellenbosch University has been ranked the top university in South Africa, dislodging the University Of Cape Town from its long held number one position. But does this have anything to do with academics?
Russian historian, Andrei Lankov lived in Pyongyang in the 1980′s, where he was an exchange student. His forthcoming book takes a look at how the government established a tight grip on the lives of everyday North Koreans. Take, for example, these anti-US questions cited by Lankov in a North Korean student textbook.
New studies show that the billionaires of this world didn’t get to where they are by luck, or even hard work, alone. It turns out that people who get really, really rich are basically just smarter than you.
UCT student conducts a survey to determine the most attractive race – white poeple. But her findings have caused much anger within the institution.
A video showing two schoolkids in uniform having sex in a classroom has gone viral. The video shows the kids having sex in multiple positions, with the boy showing various gang signs to the camera, operated by a third party who is hiding above them. The girl realised at the end of the video. According [...]
Ghana’s President, John Mahama has launched the Hope Project. The project aims to build an IT university near the capital of Accra within three years, at an estimated cost of R91 billion, including a residential area, a hospital and social and sports amenities. The university will be built on empty land and house Africa’s tallest building at [...]
Earlier this week, the media was abundant with reports about an incident that occurred at Eben Donges High School in Kraaifontien when teachers at the school asked two siblings to remove their headscarf and fez a week ago. They have since been allowed to wear their religious attire. The Western Cape Education Department said on [...]
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande promised today that all poor students admitted into tertiary institutions will get funding.
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With the latest matric results just announced, and the arguable standard that they represent, comes a list of 10 things that are arguably worth knowing about these results.
We have just found ourselves wondering how on earth Jacob Zuma sleeps at night when we heard about this: all Grade One to 11 pupils in Olifantshoek, in the Northern Cape, will repeat their 2012 grades next year.
It’s never cool when a child dies, and it is definitely not something that should be celebrated. But that doesn’t seem to apply here, as a local kid took his Metro Cop mother’s gun to school and gunned down the school bully – leaving a bunch of kids ‘free.’
Wow, this whole sports drugs vibe is getting out of hand. If it wasn’t enough that one of our own top cyclists was busted shortly after Lance Armstrong, we now have a problem in our schools. And apparently it’s the worst in the world.
The Witness reported today that a KwaZulu-Natal teacher has been chillaxing on sick leave for eight years while the Department of Education has been faithfully paying her salary every month. Crazy.
Mums in the UK are up in arms over a doll designed for girls as young as two to “breastfeed”, calling it “weird” and “creepy”. The cringeworthy toys have children wear a bib with “flower nipples” while the “Breast Milk Baby” makes suckling sounds when the girl puts it to her chest.
An ambitious project, dreamed up by a mixed team of scientists and artists, will see a selection of 100 images sent off into orbit as an eternal archive representing humanity and its achievements throughout history.
Complaining that sex education guidelines are woefully out of date, the UK teachers union, the National Association of Head Teachers has called for a novel new approach to helping kids learns about all those funny changes and why girls and boys get together. This shouldn’t cause any trouble with parents, I’m sure.
According to university leaders, South Africa’s school system is failing to adequately prepare learners for tertiary studies. As such, these leaders are calling for four-year undergraduate degrees to allow an extra year to improve our young adults skills.
A now famous, handwritten letter by world renowned physicist, Albert Einstein, is set to go on auction with an opening bid of $3 million. Why the high price? The letter offers exclusive insights into Einstein’s private thoughts, specifically his views on religion.
How do you know that someone went to UCT? They tell you. Why wouldn’t they, after yet another year at the top of the rankings for Africa. They’ve even climbed a few more places this year. Keep that in your back pocket for the next time you’re having a beer and need some bragging rights.
I have a gentleman from Malawi on my staff team. He picked up where Mavis left off, and we’ve never looked back. Having expressed a keen interest in the gourmet arts, Alexander has now completed a cooking course and even had lessons with Evan Faull from Knead bakery. Needless to say we don’t buy bread [...]
The seaside town of Pringle Bay in the Western Cape is outraged at a National Geographic documentary that used food to lure baboons to a specially modified and fully furnished cottage in the area. The cottage is part of the Cape Hangklip Hotel, and the television series, Big Baboon House, raises ethical questions.
I’m pretty tired of teaching all my mates the basics of Photoshop. Now that everyone has woken up and realised how much money they can save doing little photographic tweaks themselves (rather than hiring a designer whose skills far outweigh your little jobs), a course like this is invaluable. I strongly urge you to do [...]
A very stimulating new book has just launched: Do Ideas. The book, curated by Don Packett, features contributions from some of South Africa’s brightest minds. They want you to embrace your ideas: “don’t be afraid”, they say. The best bit? It’s free, and online. Go on, you want to have a look.
70 students at the Coastal As-Salaam campus on the South Coast of Durban are looking for a new place to stay after they were removed from their dormitories by management. This allegedly comes after students refused to follow Islamic rules and practices at the Further Education and Training College.