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  • Author: Precious Motha
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    For a more timorous approach to reforming matric, the report of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s task team would be hard to beat.

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    Judy Manjoro (49) is a teacher, but when she fled Zimbabwe in 2005 during political violence and came to South Africa, she was forced to become a domestic worker because there was no other work available.

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    Dr Genchen Rugnath is charged along with his wife Ravina, Sandile Patrick Zweni, Nonduzo Dlamini, and Bhabha Dubazini.

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    No child under the age of 16 will be allowed to undergo cultural initiation. That is if Cabinet has its way. Deputy Minister of Traditional Affairs Obed Bapela revealed yesterday that an age restriction had been introduced for cultural initiation.

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    A new study shows that grade R classes have almost zero effect on the future performance of pupils in South Africa’s poorest schools.

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    "Mr George Wilhem Kerkhof, a German national, is wanted to stand trial on 37 counts of sexual abuse of children and the trafficking of narcotic substances," said Lt Col Lungelo Dlamini.

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    Decades of robust evidence bolstered by groundbreaking neuroscience research prove the short and long-term benefits—health, social and economic—of focusing on the earliest years of a child’s life, from birth to five years of age.

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    Thursday July 23, 2014 – Sir Bob Geldof has told delegates at AIDS 2014, the 20th International AIDS Conference, that the “preposterous reluctance” of governments to fund HIV programs in developing countries is “disgraceful”, especially as the journey to the end of the HIV epidemic is “in the las

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    If China has done more to banish poverty in the last two decades than any other nation at any time in history, it’s probably safe to say that never in our own country has one intervention made such a difference.

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    Teachers in the sample got an average mark of just 57 percent when given a matric maths past paper to write. The purpose of the study was to investigate teachers’ knowledge of the maths they were teaching.

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