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A black matric certificate is still worth nothing in SA

By Siphiwe Sithole I must congratulate the class of 2013 for achieving what is said to be the highest pass rate of 78.2% since 1994 in South Africa. It is always exciting to watch newly matriculated youths get into the real world, some get jobs, others further their studies while others journey to find themselves…

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The other side of the education crisis…

Education has taken centre stage recently. Rightfully so, it’s a powerful tool in breaking not only the cycle of poverty but many other negative cycles. There’s no doubt there’s a huge crisis. Many scream “undelivered textbooks”, “striking teachers” and “political interference” as the crux but it’s much deeper than that. There’s very little said about…

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ANC must lose the alliance crutch

The real tragedy in the Limpopo book scandal is how those accountable, both at national and provincial level, have arrogantly refused to take responsibility and resign. This is a classic failure of ethical leadership. The injustice and wanton disregard meted out to these children does not require any person with integrity to be persuaded to…

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