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JAN

A+ for class of 2021 for conquering disruptions: Education expert

Education expert and University of Johannesburg associate professor Nicky Roberts says the matric class did well, especially given they experienced a full year of Covid-19 and associated disruptions.
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced that the pass rate went up marginally to 76.4%.
“We are seeing stability in the system and we are improving over time,” says Roberts. 
She says matric starts at conception and she would like to see more investment in early childhood development.
20
JAN

2021 matric year 'better than 2020': public school support programme

Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) director Henre Benson says the 2021 grade 12 academic year improved from 2020.
Benson says learning losses and the affect of Covid-19 on learning was reduced this year.
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the grade 12 class of 2021 results on Thursday evening.
19
JAN

SA united in outrage at Eskom's proposed double digit tariff hike

Eskom’s proposed tariff hike of 20.5% for its next financial year, which is set to kick in from April 1, has South African’s united in outrage.
We asked a sample group of South African citizens, how much they are currently spending on electricity and what they think about the increase. 
19
JAN

Malema meets with restaurant owners on labour practices

EFF leader Julius Malema visited restaurants in Johannesburg to assess the employment ratio of locals and foreign nationals as a part of the party’s initiative to challenge exploitive labour practices in SA. The party said Malema will engage with business owners in the hospitality industry nationwide.
17
JAN

Black consciousness, white tears: ubuntu’s challenge to liberalism

Eusebius discussed Black Consciousness, liberation theology and white liberals with Harvard University doctoral candidate and author Panashe Chigumadzi. In this latest episode of Eusebius on TimesLIVE, Chigumadzi starts off by explaining why it is important for black people to not be distracted by anti-black racism, puzzling through the conundrum that racism cannot be avoided in analysis and activism but that, nevertheless, aspects of the justice project requires white people to do work on and amongst themselves without the presence of black people.
14
JAN

Can't shake your Covid-19 symptoms? Here's why

25% to 30% of all people who contract and survive Covid-19 will continue to suffer from Long Covid, which is the persistence of Covid-19 symptoms three months from the time a person stops being infectious. 

Long Covid cannot be formally diagnosed and there is no way of telling who will suffer from the ailment.

Thanks to the research done by SA's scientific community however, we can tell you why your body isn't recovering. TimesLIVE sat down with Prof Resia Pretorius to discuss what Long Covid is, its symptoms, the physical reason behind it and the efforts that are being made to diagnose and treat the ailment
14
JAN

Diagnosing the dramatic decline of the ANC

Political analyst and head of the political studies department at the University of Cape Town associate professor Zwelethu Jolobe says despite the ANC NEC clearly articulating how a renewed party should look, it's not capable of taking its subordinates along with it.
"The problem we have here is that we have an organisational environment that enables corruption," Jolobe says.

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