In City Press Voices today: Moments in a post office; We can’t shout down racism; Teachers do not care!

2020-03-22 06:11

A call for education action

Education specialist Professor Mary Metcalfe writes that this is an opportunity for national solidarity and action – we can develop implementable ideas to offer government and communities. We must recalibrate all of our operations to respond to government’s call to action. Let us start the conversation and get the education Covid-19 war room in place.

Moments in a post office

The lawsuit by Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family against the SA Post Office is a reminder of how, as a country, we move on too fast after tragic events, argues Dikeledi Molatoli.

We can’t shout down racism

Over more than five centuries of colonialism, racism was a key driving force. We will not be able to get rid of it overnight, writes Emeritus Professor JNJ “Klippies” Kritzinger as the country observed Anti-Racism Week 2020

Teachers do not care!

Uncaring teachers have destroyed too many lives and, unfortunately, pupils have always told us that “teachers do not care”. It is time for us to listen, says commentator Yonela Diko.

Restore rather than rename South African places

Culture writer Goodenough Mashego writes that, when prisoner 46664 regained his freedom, he had his name restored. This is what South Africa’s landmarks, villages and everything else need, not renaming with a tribal and political objective.

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