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Film Review: On The Way to School

The documentary ‘On The Way To School’, directed by Frenchman Pascal Plisson, follows four children on their long and challenging journeys to school. We watch Jackson (10) and his younger…..

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Oprah Winfrey’s expensive South African education

Earlier this month the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls held its first graduation. 72 of the original 75 girls walked down the aisle, to much applause and with good reason. The young women worked hard, and now they’re off to University and hopefully to all that a very high-priced education can offer. One can hope.

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Pretty in Pink

In 2009 the British photographer Araminta de Clermont made a set of portraits of high school seniors (locally known as matrics) in their prom night garb (locally known as matric balls). The…..

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No More Bantu Education

Some of you probably heard about Equal Education, a new South African mass movement to campaign for and end to education disparities inherited from Apartheid and neglected by the democratic…..

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VIRGINS ONLY

“… Literacy rates in Sierra Leone are devastatingly low, just 29 per cent among women. One of the chief culprits, as the report indicates, is teenage pregnancy. About 12 per…..