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Have our schools become battlefields

Posted October 16, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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In South Africa there has recently been increasing reports of violence at schools, either perpetrated by learners on other learners, learners on educators or educators on learners. I think this is a cause of great concern because with the level of violence and crime increasing in schools, access to quality education is impeded. According to the South African Journal of Education 2013:33(3) schools in urban areas, particularly townships are regularly prey to gangsterism, poverty...


Food for thought

Posted September 11, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Children who are malnourished or even experiencing short-term hunger have limited capacities to learn. School feeding programs are a way to reduce hunger and improve the nutrition of children so that they are able to concentrate, understand and perform well academically. The meals that they receive at school contribute a great deal to better nourishment, good health and better academic performance for those children and their thinking ability is improved. This also lowers the burde...


Does South Africa have the worst education system in Africa?

Posted September 4, 2013 no picture

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"Is SA’s education system the worst in Africa? Not according to the data South Africa’s former apartheid-era foreign affairs minister, Pik Botha, recently claimed that the country’s education system is the worst in Africa. How much does Botha know about education system rankings? Very little it turns out. Data shows that while South Africa lags behind a number of African countries, there are many with worse education systems." Read more: http://bit.ly/17N4QGW...


Name: Milisuthando Bongela Age: I’ll be 28 on 30 April 2013 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa According to your business card – what’s your job title? That’s a good question, I designed my business card to include all the various things I do! But over time, have realized it’s best to keep it short and sweet – A blogger, entrepreneur and trend consultant. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? When I was 10 I...