Two COSAT students traveled to China for a chemistry competition. In the process, they learned a lot of lessons — about snow, about perceptions of Africans, and about chopsticks.
Could you hack it at the Centre of Science and Technology? Take this short math quiz to find out.
In poor urban neighborhoods in Africa, children face many obstacles to obtaining a good education. One is simply getting to school.
Earlier this week, reporter Anders Kelto asked a student at COSAT why she had missed class. In perfectly measured tones, she told a truly heart-breaking story, and one that revealed some of the challenges of teaching in Khayelitsha.
At COSAT, as at many urban, township schools, the vast majority of students are Christian. Prayer at school events is the norm. But should it be?
Some girls at COSAT get sick of all the junk food at their school, and decide to start selling healthy sandwiches. The money starts rolling in, and they decide to spend it in an extremely noble way.
Every day, there seems to be a new story about how cell phone technologies can save the world. I’m skeptical. But a conversation with a COSAT student renews my faith.
Three years ago, teachers on strike broke down the gate at COSAT, disrupted classrooms, and demanded that the school join their strike. Was this about to happen again?
On the way to Khayelitsha, reporter Anders Kelto’s path is blocked by angry protesters, portable toilets, and a burning truck. Meanwhile, at COSAT, students debate the role of violent protests in post-apartheid South Africa.
Vampire literature may be losing steam in the U.S. But at COSAT, it’s thriving. One student explains why she loves vampire books so much — and receives an unexpected message from a real-life vampire.
We have created a new Twitter account – @PRISchoolYear – and are handing over the keys to teachers around the world. Every week or so, a new teacher will share a bit about what things are like in his or her classroom.
In Cape Town, most black students grow up speaking Xhosa. It’s one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. But at COSAT, many students would rather spend their time perfecting their English.
A classroom debate reveals a difficult truth: many students don’t trust their parents. A new program at COSAT aims to improve relations at home.
A recent article on interracial dating published by the student newspaper at the University of Cape Town created an uproar in South Africa.
In Khayelitsha, police are often accused of not doing their job. Citizens say they are forced to take justice into their own hands. Alleged criminals are often put to death by mobs, in full view of children.