Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Immigrant parents battle red tape to get their kids in school.

At least 40 children of refugees are struggling to get into Cape Town schools, say refugee rights organisations PASSOP and Voice of Africans for Change (VAC).

Refugee children turned away by Cape schools
Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Immigrant parents battle red tape to get their kids in school.

Parktown Girls pupils design environmentally responsible ecobenches

Parktown Girls pupils design environmentally responsible ecobenches

Learners from Parktown High School for Girls discovered how to build environmentally sustainable benches during Life Orientation.
Pandor announces her department will settle Nsfas debt

Pandor announces her department will settle Nsfas debt

Nehawu has welcomed the decision of the DHET to ‘settle NSFAS historic debt’.
Anglicising SA ‘risks losing indigenous languages, identity’

Anglicising SA ‘risks losing indigenous languages, identity’

‘Very little’ has been done by government to promote the country’s official languages, according to the Pan South African Language Board.
Evicted students off the streets as Nsfas pays TVET college

Evicted students off the streets as Nsfas pays TVET college

Students from Ehlanzeni TVET college were kicked out of their accommodation on Sunday and had to sleep on the floor of a police station.
Nsfas says rumours about cutting ties with TUT are ‘fake news’

Nsfas says rumours about cutting ties with TUT are ‘fake news’

‘Such malicious content, is not only unreliable, but might cause panic and discomfort and should therefore be disregarded and condemned.’
Mpumalanga education dept violated constitution – SAHRC

Mpumalanga education dept violated constitution – SAHRC

The rights body ‘had determined that there is a prima facie violation of children’s right to basic education in Mpumalanga’ due to a shortage of textbooks.
SA pioneers ‘unhackable’ tablets for schools

SA pioneers ‘unhackable’ tablets for schools

The devices will go a long way towards discouraging theft too.
Sans Souci High School teacher will return to her post in April

Sans Souci High School teacher will return to her post in April

The Education Department said the school’s governing body reached a decision that the teacher should receive a fine or a final written warning.
Yale vice president visits South Africa

Yale vice president visits South Africa

One of the key agenda items for Pericles Lewis will be to visit faculty, students, and administrators at Wits.
SA communications department, Nokia hold innovation day for youth

SA communications department, Nokia hold innovation day for youth

The innovation day will be aiming to expose young people to technological innovations improving the quality of learning.
Eastern Cape dubbed ‘province of shame’ for neglect, abuse of disabled pupils

Eastern Cape dubbed ‘province of shame’ for neglect, abuse of disabled pupils

It is said that despite policies, the province had not done much to create inclusive education.
As UKZN lectures resume, EFF students commit arson, vandalism

As UKZN lectures resume, EFF students commit arson, vandalism

Several students said they would not be resuming studies at the institution after completing the year, presumably due to disruptions.
Embattled Mpumalanga NSFAS students are hungry and homeless

Embattled Mpumalanga NSFAS students are hungry and homeless

TVET students slept on the floor at the Campus’s admin block and the library on Monday evening.
Fire damages sections of Duvha Combined School in EMalahleni, Mpumalanga

Fire damages sections of Duvha Combined School in EMalahleni, Mpumalanga

The provincial education department is not linking the fire to the expulsion of two pupils on Monday, but says it cannot be excluded.
Hyde Park High responds after hair scandal

Hyde Park High responds after hair scandal

The teacher allegedly described the pupil’s hair as distracting and attention-grabbing.
Cape Town school rallies behind staff member diagnosed with breast cancer

Cape Town school rallies behind staff member diagnosed with breast cancer

‘We are just doing what she has always been doing for us, we are here to support her,’ says a teacher.
North West hosts school safety summit following violence at schools

North West hosts school safety summit following violence at schools

The incidents include cases of violent students as well as a parent beating a teacher.
Motshekga to hand over new toilets to KwaZulu-Natal school

Motshekga to hand over new toilets to KwaZulu-Natal school

The development is part of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education initiative launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Gauteng education dept broadens school admission criteria

Gauteng education dept broadens school admission criteria

Parents will no longer be forced to take their children to under-performing schools because the feeder zones have been broadened.
WATCH: Intruder’s rampage at Mpumalanga school condemned by education dept

WATCH: Intruder’s rampage at Mpumalanga school condemned by education dept

A man vandalised buildings at Mmametlake Secondary School, where he also attacked policemen. He was shot and arrested.
Unisa already has funds not disbursed to students – Nsfas

Unisa already has funds not disbursed to students – Nsfas

This follows media reports about non-payment of allowances for students at the University of South Africa.
Gauteng education dept hands over brand-new primary school

Gauteng education dept hands over brand-new primary school

The school will cater for 1,000 children from Grade 1 to Grade 7 in Stinkwater.
Western Cape education safety initiative gets R112,518 mid-term budget boost

Western Cape education safety initiative gets R112,518 mid-term budget boost

In 2017, there were 177 instances where drugs were found on pupils. In 2018, the number of incidents had increased to 194.
DA joins EFF in calling for Limpopo education MEC’s head to roll

DA joins EFF in calling for Limpopo education MEC’s head to roll

Ishmael Kgetjepe stands accused of having accepted a R1 million bribe.
University of Cape Town reclaims top 10 position in world rankings by subject

University of Cape Town reclaims top 10 position in world rankings by subject

The university moved up two places from 2018 to ninth position for development studies.

 

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