Opinion

OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.

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OPINION | Someone’s lying about primary school sex ed

Somebody’s lying. It’s either the specialist consultants who helped craft the new life orientation curriculum or it’s ...

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OPINION | Competence is no good without conscience

With election fever in full swing this week, few might have paid attention to the revealing testimony of the chairman ...

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OPINION | Mishmash of messages does not help voting at all

I am one of the many undecided voters in the country.My heart says vote for the party that became a fascination of our ...

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OPINION | Research based on race at times pure drivel

All hell broke loose last week when twitter posted a study by four white South African women on “cognitive functioning ...

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OPINION | Voters must not be fooled by empty rhetoric

Does your level of education determine how you vote? One of the refrains in the last American election was that “whites ...

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OPINION | Reports fail to right the wrongs of education

Two disappointingly weak education reports surfaced in the public arena last week.The one was the Final Report of the ...

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OPINION | Eskom crisis is treasure trove for teachers

When famous business schools around the world stumble across a major corporate failure or success, they quickly hire ...

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OPINION | Answering the critics

This response to my critical review of UNISA published in The Times and Daily Dispatch is both a political and ...

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OPINION | Attitudes about black teachers are shameful

“We can’t find good black teachers.” I have heard that lament so often among middle-class schools – White, Indian and ...

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