As exam time in Grahamstown looms, anxiety increases amongst local students. With this in mind, Up4Debate asks: are exams really the best form of assessment?
This week, Up4debate responds to citizens' concerns about abandoned and derelict buildings in Grahamstown.
Grade 12 pupils in Grahamstown’s secondary schools are about to write their exams – and though a small percentage will do very well, the likelihood is that the majority will fail. We know that this is because most of these pupils attend schools that are under-resourced and poorly managed.
This week, Up4Debate responds to the recent unveiling of new legislation by the Minster of Land Reform and Rural Development with regards to land reform in South Africa.
This week, Up4Debate gives thought to the fact that we are now at the end of August, a month that is generally dedicated to campaigns for women’s rights.
This week, Up4Debate discusses the role that ordinary people play in setting the agenda for the politics of conservation in our local environment.
This week, Up4Debate takes note that students all over South Africa are now reaching the halfway point in their final year of study. Many of these students are beginning to confront the prospect of life beyond graduation. Will they be able to find employment?
In this week’s Up4Debate we debate the education crisis in Makana's public schools: can civil society organisations and groups rise to the challenge? And what do they need to do to save our schools?