Education

Storytelling and Xhosa culture

Storytelling is an ancient art: it has been around since our ancestors sat around the fire and told stories to their grandchildren. 

Schools hard hit by teacher moves

At least 10 Grahamstown schools have been hard hit by the Department of Education’s Post Provisioning Norms (PPN) for 2017.

Top results for Grahamstown IEB matrics

Diocesan School for Girls pupil Tegan van der Merwe has achieved a remarkable nine distinctions in the 2016 IEB matric exams.

A struggle for justice in education – or for the fall of the State?

Why is ‘free education for all’ such a terrible idea?

Vehicles damaged in campus incidents

Academic staff were surprised to be not only caught in the crossfire, but to be among those in the line of fire, as public order police patrolled the Rhodes University campus on the afternoon of Tuesday 25 October 2016, using rubber bullets and teargas to disperse groups.

Two die after campus mob attacks alleged robbers

A man died on the scene and a second died later in hospital after a mob refused to allow campus security or the police to intervene in a vigilante attack at the Mthatha campus of Walter Sisulu University on Friday night 21 October.

Windows smashed, door burnt in campus incidents

What appeared to be an arson attempt at Rhodes University left the back door of a major exam venue damaged and charred and around 30 windows surrounding the library quad and of offices adjoining the exam venue were smashed in stone-throwing inciidents at the Grahamstown campus on Saturday 22 October.

Fees protesters call for probe into police action

Police accompanied fees protesters who marched this afternoon Friday 21 October 2016 from Rhodes University to the Grahamstown Police Station, where they delivered a memorandum alleging police brutality.

Temperature rises on Rhodes campus

With tension building again at Rhodes University late last night, Tuesday 18 October, the Grahamstown campus looked set for more conflict between police and protesters.