Alan Hammond




Press release from Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer: Schools will issue report cards to learners across the province this week when the academic year ends for learners on 6 December 2017. My office has already received a number of complaints from parents that schools have refused to release their […]

Illegal for schools to withhold reports



Predatory publishers are vultures feeding on academics’ worries about output and incentives. Ondacaracola/Shutterstock Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications assure the reader that they can skip the tough realities of rejections and revisions. […]

Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals





We have a lot of vacancies at the moment from colleges, training companies and others looking for contract and permanent staff via the Jobs Portal website. I’ve highlighted some of the positions below, but you can also browse The Jobs Portal for full details. Companies and Organisations Recruiting Imsimbi Training […]

Vacancies for Training and Education



Ukrainians mark the first anniversary of the Orange Revolution in 2005. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich By Jane Duncan, University of Johannesburg The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in government and ruling party speeches. African National Congress (ANC) […]

Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of ...