Burn the Children?

Just when you thought the mindset of some people couldn’t get any more sickeningly juvenile, selfish and destructive. Imagine this hypothetical situation and tell me what you think:

Let’s say you’re one of the residents of an informal settlement, and the municipality decides to take down your shack. However, they leave the local crèche standing, because the owner got permission to erect it there, but you didn’t bother to get permission for the building of your unsightly shack. Continue reading

100% Failure Achieved at seven Schools

Well here we have it. The day before yesterday, I had a little rant about the ludicrous philosophy held by Mrs. Motshekga that fail + fail = pass.

So I suppose that congratulations are in order. In 2012, seven schools had a complete whitewash as far as matric passes are concerned: a perfect zero.

The seven schools were spread across various provinces, according to News24. Continue reading

New Pass Rule?… pass.

Angie Motshekga, our ingenious and much-loved Minister of Basic Education, has devised a visionary stratagem that is guaranteed to curb the abysmal failure rates in South African schools across the board.
Is it adequate training and salaries for teachers?
Is it getting the much-needed textbooks to learners before they actually fail?
Is it something incredibly stupid and ill-informed?
…how on earth did you guess? Continue reading