A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
There is a need to isolate core African values and belief systems that define our identity and keep them in the education system.
The system of apartheid is long gone. But its legacy of poor funding for historically black universities - and of planning that banished black universities to cities' margins - remains.
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.