In his letter, Holomisa said Ramaphosa had ignored reports of Nzimande’s interference in the departmental processes and administration as well as that of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (Seta).
Some of school furniture, tables and chairs were found burning outside the classrooms as well.
This comes as TUT had been witnessing “challenges” relating to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) students opting for private, non-accredited accommodation.
North West MEC for Education Mmaphefo Matsemela condemned the arson attacks.
Mpianzi’s parents, Ekily Guy Intamba and Anto Mpianzi, are suing Williams, the department, Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge and the school’s governing body for R20 million.
With Covid-19 gripping the world, it was unsurprising that two of the three shortlisted words had to do with the virus, and the other involved a viral dance performed during lockdown. 

Education Sasco plan march to Union Buildings as leadership demands revamping of TVET colleges

Sasco was also calling for increased funding for TVET students in terms of financial allocations.

Sacked Parktown Boys principal will continue to report for duty – for now

Education Sacked Parktown Boys principal will continue to report for duty – for now

Williams will continue to report for work, while his dismissal process is concluded, but former Parktonians say they hope the school can now put ‘two decades of scandal’ behind it.

Education Nearly two million learners still not receiving meals at school

Activists expressed concern that meals were still not reaching up to 1.8 million learners on the days they are at home due to rotating timetables. The department said it would submit a plan to court this week.

Education Joburg pupil suspended following ‘bullying incident’

MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he was deeply concerned about the ‘sad incident of bullying’ at the school.

Education 71% of pupils not back at school go hungry

In March, shortly after South Africa’s first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the closure of the country’s schools and the suspension of the NSNP.

Education WATCH: Parents feel helpless as schools close

Lesufi said the department was not restricting those who felt the urge to establish a school but would advise them to do it the right way.

Education Two illegal schools shut down in Joburg

In addition, some teachers failed to produce legal identification documents and South African Council for Educators (SACE) compliant documents required to teach in schools.

Education WATCH: 18 people arrested as Lesufi looks to shut down illegal schools in Ivory Park

Two principals arrested for running unregistered schools and acting in violation of the Immigration Act.

Education Two Fort Hare University staff members placed on precautionary suspension amid GBV probe

The cases emanated from complaints lodged against them for alleged serious misconduct according to the university.

Education Fort Hare University hit by death of yet another student

The latest death brings the total number of student fatalities at Fort Hare for the 2020 academic year to five.

Education Basic education department releases 2021 school calendar

According to the new calendar, teachers will return to school on 25 January, while learners return on 27 January. Schools will have to carry over some of the curriculum work into the new year.

Education Only 34 days until 2020 matric exams begin

The 2020 exams will begin on 05 November 2020 and conclude on 15 December 2020.

Education NSFAS receives 300 000 applications for 2021 academic year

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said the number was extremely overwhelming and encouraging and they anticipated a high volume in applications leading up to the closing date.

Education Grades 1 and 8 placements in Gauteng schools start on 1 October

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the process is set to get underway after the applications for admission started on 25 June this year.

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