Education lekgotla to focus on improving basic education

Without quality basic education, SA cannot grow and develop, redress the injustices of the past, and build a socially cohesive nation, says Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the education lekgotla in Boksburg would focus on improving basic education.

Education lekgotla to focus on improving basic education
Education lekgotla to focus on improving basic education

Education lekgotla to focus on improving basic education

Without quality basic education, SA cannot grow and develop, redress the injustices of the past, and build a socially cohesive nation, says Ramaphosa.

Mpumalanga scholar transport saga leaves students stranded

Mpumalanga scholar transport saga leaves students stranded

Hundreds of learners who rely on scholar transport in Ehlanzeni and Gert Sibande have been stranded for more than a week.
KZN private school fires teacher for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

KZN private school fires teacher for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

The concerned parents of a teenager raised the matter after allegations of a relationship with a teacher at the school.
Belhar school houses overspill of learners in a tent

Belhar school houses overspill of learners in a tent

The no-fee school is battling to raise the tent’s R10,000 rental fee for next month.
Wits denies turning away students over Nsfas debts

Wits denies turning away students over Nsfas debts

There are provisions for all students, including those owing, to register and that students are informed about this, the university says.
Dad furious after daughter called ‘demon’ by school principal

Dad furious after daughter called ‘demon’ by school principal

The daughter was told at Sunward Park High School in Boksburg to remove her sangoma bracelets and she might ‘infect’ other pupils.
North West education MEC to oppose Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s court action

North West education MEC to oppose Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s court action

Solidarity is bringing an urgent application for teacher Elana Barkhuizen’s suspension to be lifted.
Eastern Cape MEC promises school repairs as ‘motivation’ after improved pass rate

Eastern Cape MEC promises school repairs as ‘motivation’ after improved pass rate

Sitoza High School in Ngcobo’s matriculants achieved an 82% pass rate last year. Sitoza’s matric pass rate was 38% in 2017.
Pupils have to stand during lessons

Pupils have to stand during lessons

A Pietermaritzburg school needs 25 more classrooms, 15 additional teachers and more desks, says the principal.
Solidarity serves papers to challenge Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s suspension

Solidarity serves papers to challenge Schweizer-Reneke teacher’s suspension

Earlier this week, the trade union announced at a press conference that it would take legal action on behalf of Elana Barkhuizen.
Classes to resume at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

Classes to resume at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

North West police say they have clamped down on a notorious gang that disrupted classes and prompted parents to doubt the safety of their children at the school.
Lesufi accused of inciting vigilantism after telling community to ‘hunt’ thieves

Lesufi accused of inciting vigilantism after telling community to ‘hunt’ thieves

The minister’s response to a break-in at Menzi Primary School in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been called ‘outrageous’.
North West education MEC says ‘two other people’ implicated at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

North West education MEC says ‘two other people’ implicated at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

Without him naming them, it’s understood the department now intends to suspend the school’s principal and another teacher.
Suspended teacher Barkhuizen set to return, principal and other teacher now in firing line – sources

Suspended teacher Barkhuizen set to return, principal and other teacher now in firing line – sources

The move appears to be in relation to the fact that the ‘wrong teacher’ caught flak at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.
North West farm school aims to get back to 80% or higher

North West farm school aims to get back to 80% or higher

North West Premier Job Mokgoro visited the school on Tuesday.
Limpopo’s pupils face a toilet hell every day

Limpopo’s pupils face a toilet hell every day

The province came last in the matric results and principals say poor sanitation is a big contributor.
Gauteng education dept urges parents to accept placements or risk forfeiting them

Gauteng education dept urges parents to accept placements or risk forfeiting them

The department says it has kept to its side of the bargain in placing pupils.
Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

It’s a victory for deaf learners, says Dominican School for the Deaf.
‘No-fee’ schools turn away children who can’t pay

‘No-fee’ schools turn away children who can’t pay

One mother was told to pay for her child’s chair.
Teacher who separated white and black kids in North West not the one suspended

Teacher who separated white and black kids in North West not the one suspended

In a strange twist that first emerged on Friday, it has been confirmed that only the teacher who sent the photo was suspended and reportedly then fled the town.
Security beefed up at Schweizer-Reneke school

Security beefed up at Schweizer-Reneke school

A photo showing black children seated at a separate table away from white children has launched a probe into alleged racism at the school.
Court provisionally grants Unisa interdict to prevent student strike

Court provisionally grants Unisa interdict to prevent student strike

The order declares that students and members of the organisations are not allowed to protest within 50 meters of the university campuses.
EFF calls for dismissal of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher

EFF calls for dismissal of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher

The party has also asked SACE to revoke her teaching licence, saying she must not be allowed to teach anywhere in South Africa.
Suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher ‘flees town’ – report

Suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher ‘flees town’ – report

Government is investigating why a Grade R class’ children were separated according to race at the North West school.
Youth Communist League calls for black teacher at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

Youth Communist League calls for black teacher at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

MEC Sello Lehari on Thursday suspended Grade R teacher Elana Barkhuizen.

 

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