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Zuma’s announcement of free higher education is laughable

 10 Jan 18
By now everyone has heard President Jacob Zuma’s surprise announcement that students from poor and working-class families will receive grants for free higher education beginning in 2018.…

Be cautious in the regulation of basic education

 03 Jan 18
Government appears to be intent on centralising the public education system, thereby eliminating educational diversity and innovation.…

Don’t allow altruism to blind you to the economic laws that govern labour

01 Nov 17   Jessica Canada Wellman
In the debate over minimum wage, people often become distracted by their inner altruism and ignore the logic behind the economic laws that govern labour markets and the macroeconomy of South Africa.…

Can South Africa’s basic education be fixed?

29 Aug 17   Phumlani M UMajozi
The state of South Africa’s basic education is a topic of constant debate – by political parties, the media, civil organisations and the general public.…

Media release: Education needs radical transformation. Don’t leave our children in the apartheid era

06 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Radical economic transformation (RET) in education should be at the top of President Zuma’s agenda. The latest unemployment figures are testimony not only to a failing economy but to a failed education system that is pouring out unemployable young pe…