Statistics from the past year point to wide gaps in translation between what is being taught in schools about sex and what is really happening to many young girls in South Africa.
The impact of rotational learning on South Africa’s widening inequality and the educational outcomes of disadvantaged students.
The demand for distance learning is growing rapidly due to the covid-19 pandemic and it is further exacerbating the education inequalities in the country. (more…)
Although universities say their dropout rates have not increased during the covid-19 pandemic, students are still struggling with learning. (more…)
For final-year medical students, the covid-19 pandemic has been the start of their future as doctors, physicians, nurses and surgeons. It has been a dive into the deep end of healthcare and was truly a case of sink or swim.
Students are finding that their historical way of living and their future outlook have drastically changed, due to the impact of covid-19 in affecting household incomes.
The instability of the past year prompted Christian students to challenge their personal routines and evaluate their relationships with God and their churches. (more…)
In March 2020, South Africa imposed a tobacco ban as part of the country’s response to curb the spread of covid-19. This resulted in various behavioural changes among young people, some evident even in the aftermath of the ban.
Covid-19’s lockdown regulations have deprived students of spaces that provide them with a sense of community. (more…)
Tables of silver ice buckets filled with the finest top-shelf liquor: Bottles of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades, Louis Roederer Cristal and Veuve Clicquot are standard features at the best clubs and trendiest hang-out spots, but they are for snaps only – then they’re all getting sent back. (more…)
A moment of rude awakening, perhaps the covid-19 restrictions can reshape policies and the response to homelessness in South Africa.
Students have been participating in a hybrid model of teaching by spending more time at home than at university, and this has a deteriorating effect on their mental health and support they have access to. (more…)