Thought leadership

Commentary on and analysis of the 2015 National Senior Certificate results

  • 03 May 2016 | Opinion

In her announcement of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results for 2015, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, told the country three things:

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Tshikululu announces Serious Social Investing Conference 2016

  • 26 February 2016 | Opinion

Tshikululu’s annual Serious Social Investing (SSI) Conference has become a highlight on business calendars across South Africa. Now in its seventh year, the event aims to inspire top business leaders and local companies to drive real socio-economic transformation in both the public and private sector.

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Accessing funding: South Africa’s current education crisis

  • 24 February 2016 | Busi Makhanya | Opinion

When speaking of funding for students, it is important to deliberate the issue of access. The #FeesMustFall campaign has emanated from the outcry brought about by exorbitant and escalating fees at institutions of higher learning, including tuition, registration and accommodation fees.

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Transitioning from secondary school to tertiary education: what social investors should know

  • 18 February 2016 | Thandeka Rantsi | Opinion | Category: Education

According to Alan Cliff, an associate professor at the University of Cape Town, the sad reality of higher education in South Africa is that only about one third of the students who qualify to gain entry into higher education are actually prepared for the academic literacy demands of a university.

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Critical issues in primary and secondary education

  • 15 February 2016 | Tsepo Senoamali | Opinion | Category: Education

The current state of our schools has a long way to go if we aspire to increase the number of centres of excellence and learning. Schools have to create new learning environments that model a spirit of inquiry, inclusiveness and interdependence with learners who represent a wide array of cultures, languages and social backgrounds.

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The future of capacity building

  • 22 December 2015 | Nonkululeko Sikakane | Opinion

Thinking about capacity building has evolved substantially, with increasing recognition of the importance of a systems perspective.

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Technology and M&E: Getting it right

  • 11 December 2015 | Amira Elibiary | Opinion

Technology-enabled tools have transformed both the monitoring and evaluation field and programme delivery. However, to integrate them effectively one has to address the following key points.

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Rethinking entrepreneurship as a tool to develop communities, with a key focus on water security

  • 08 December 2015 | Bianca Jordan | Opinion

Unemployment in South Africa is spiralling. According to Stats SA, the unemployment rate has jumped to a 10-year high, and the jobless rate increased to 26.4% in the first three months of 2015, from 24.3% in the preceding quarter.

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Why 20% matters

  • 10 November 2015 | Joyce Wanjogu | Opinion | Category: Education

Since the onset of democracy in the country, educationalists have focused on increasing access to schooling and, more recently, to improving the quality of learning outcomes.

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Every company should be a campus

  • 09 November 2015 | Beatrice Watermeyer | Opinion

The #FeesMustFall campaign that swept across South Africa at the end of October 2015, in response to huge tertiary tuition fee increases, opened many wounds.

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