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Education Editor, Conversation Africa

Education editor for @TC_Africa, Contributing editor to @Index_Magazine. Loves dogs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my hero. What do you mean, she's fictional?

#FeesMustFall crisis: Zuma remains clueless

classic.iol.co.za — Many South Africans hoped that President Jacob Zuma would use his 2016 State of the Nation Address to discuss what's become known as the #FeesMustFall movement. Since late 2015, university students have led a national call for a freeze on tuition fees and substantial changes to how universities are managed.

Zuma clearly hasn't grasped the scale of the crisis facing universities

theconversation.com — Many South Africans hoped that President Jacob Zuma would use his 2016 State of the Nation Address to discuss what's become known as the #FeesMustFall movement. Since late 2015, university students have led a national call for a freeze on tuition fees and substantial changes to how universities are managed.
Feb 12, 2016

Post-SONA analysis: Zuma clearly hasn't grasped the scale of the crisis facing universities theconversation.com/zuma-clearly-h… via @TC_Africa

Portrait of a journalist

thedeadlineslayer.com — My childhood was smeared with ink. The surfaces were covered with newspaper clippings, many of them with jagged edges because my father is too impatient to cut straight. Often, the clippings featured his chicken scratch handwriting; notes to himself to follow up, or entire paragraphs underlined so hard that the pen had torn through the news print.

What final exam results reveal about South Africa’s school system

timeslive.co.za — Some can now apply for hotly contested university places; others will choose vocational training, take a gap year or try to head straight into the workforce. Some experts say that there's too much focus on these results and not enough elsewhere in the country's troubled education system.

What #MatricResults reveal about school system

classic.iol.co.za — Natasha Joseph asked Alan Cliff to put the matric results of 2015 into context. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on January 5 that 70.7% of the country's matrics - learners who wrote their final Grade 12 exams in 2015 - passed.

What final exam results reveal about South Africa's school system

theconversation.com — South Africa's Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on January 5 that 70.7% of the country's matrics - learners who wrote their final Grade 12 exams in 2015 - passed. Some can now apply for hotly contested university places; others will choose vocational training, take a gap year or try to head straight into the workforce.
Jan 06, 2016

I chatted to Dr Alan Cliff at UCT about whether matric exams are the best way to measure ability. theconversation.com/what-final-exa… via @TC_Africa

Jan 06, 2016

RT @TC_Africa: Behind the numbers - what SA's matric results actually tell us about the school system @CILT_UCT theconversation.com/what-final-exa…

Jan 06, 2016

RT @TC_Africa: Behind the numbers - what SA's matric results actually tell us about the school system @CILT_UCT theconversation.com/what-final-exa…

Top minds suggest good reads: from espionage to doomed love and race

theconversation.com — Running a university doesn't leave a lot of time for recreational reading. But with the academic year wrapping up across the continent, Africa's vice-chancellors finally have the chance to read for pleasure. Natasha Joseph, education editor of The Conversation Africa, asked three vice chancellors what's on their holiday reading lists.

Megawealthy love our land

citypress.co.za — South Africa is the continental destination of choice for the world's megawealthy, followed by Morocco, Egypt and Kenya. The country's appeal for well-heeled visitors lies in its "spectacular wildlife, great beaches and good value for money", according to research recently released by New World Wealth.

SA the least united since 2010 - survey

citypress.co.za — The sense of unity among South Africans is at its lowest level since the heady days of the 2010 soccer World Cup, new research reveals. There is also a very strong perception among black South Africans that whites feel superior to blacks - and 50% of black people surveyed believe white people should still feel guilty about apartheid.

Wooing and weeping: marriage and divorce in SA

citypress.co.za — Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this week released its Marriages and Divorces 2012 report, which looks at trends in happy beginnings and unhappy endings. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Entering into a civil marriage? You're most likely to do so between September and December.
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Feb 12, 2016

@BlckPorcelain I want to punch JP Duminy. Honestly. I'm calling it a night instead.

Feb 12, 2016

Post-SONA analysis: Zuma clearly hasn't grasped the scale of the crisis facing universities theconversation.com/zuma-clearly-h… via @TC_Africa

Feb 12, 2016

Just for my Valentine over the seas, @mtcourts, and any other dark romantics out there. pic.twitter.com/wiGmIFvtSM

Feb 12, 2016

(UK) Independent owner considering closing national print titles. gu.com/p/4gjvj/stw

Feb 12, 2016

@ChrisThurmanZA This reminds me that I still fucking owe you a substantial beverage, Prof. ;)

Feb 12, 2016

To anyone else who attended Rhodes and had "600" on their student cards: today marks 16 years since our first year O-Week.


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