The North West education department has deployed social workers to three schools in Rietpan in North West following the death of seven pupils in a car accident in Lehurutshe on Saturday evening.
Wits student’s invention checks infection spread in hospitals
The invention won him an award from the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
This after 300 primary school pupils in Orange Farm were treated for stomach cramps and vomiting after allegedly eating sweets from a local hawker on Thursday.
It is alleged that the employees have been using the quarters for several years and that it was against the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
‘Irrespective of how small the age gap between a learner and an educator might be, there is a line that should not be crossed,’ says a committee chairperson.
Elize Froneman says the department will maintain their priority of ensuring pupil safety in schools as flagged out in their curriculum goals.

Teachers’ union levels threat over Gauteng’s killer asbestos schools

Sadtu is threatening to sue the province’s education department over about 250 school buildings that still contain the deadly material.

Gauteng matric exams proceed amid load shedding, bomb scare

The department said 1,219 matric candidates were scheduled to write Information Technology Paper 1 on Thursday.

Call centre agent turned teacher calls ex-boss to get needy Cape Town school’s computer lab up and running

Thabo Mayosi is the driving force behind the initiative, which has seen 20 computers being handed to the school by National Debt Advisors.

Springs special needs care centre provides a learning space for the disabled

The centre is situated in Extension three, KwaThema, and is appealing for donations and volunteers to make the children feel included and loved.

DA MP resigns from Stellies Institutional Forum after ConCourt battle over language policy

He attributes his resignation to his inability to be part of an immoral process where thousands of students will be robbed of the same opportunities he had.

Prisoners gearing up for matric exams

The department says it is confident that the 183 inmates will surpass the 77.3% pass rate achieved in last year’s examinations.

Grade 9 certificate means exiting a phase, not school system – Motshekga

‘And people should not put anything into our mouths… I never said kids must exit the system,’ she says.

Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi in drive to empower pupils

Lesufi said transformed technical high schools would prepare pupils to be able to respond to the demands in a technologically evolving world.

Bishops teacher: Several boys have been ‘affected over a number of years’

The 30-year-old teacher, Fiona Viotti, has in the meantime appointed top criminal lawyer William Booth to represent her and her family.

Sadtu calls for discipline during the 2019 matric exams

Meanwhile, the union in Gauteng claims the situation at Eldorado Park Secondary School has become unbearable for teachers.

Tebogo Kgobokoe accused of operating illegal school amid sex abuse claims

By Friday, 11 October, Lesufi said officials from his department were already on their way to the school to enact the closure. 

Former Boks coach’s niece resigns over alleged sexual affair with Bishops boy – report

According to reports, the 18-year-old pupil had tried to break off the relationship but his 30-year-old teacher reportedly sent threatening WhatsApp messages to him as a result.

Lesufi defends ‘fail’ website

Lesufi defends ‘fail’ website

GDE official Vusi Khoza explained that it took the department six years to gather content for the pupils to use and not to develop the website.

Mental preparation is key to acing final matric exams

Learners need to keep calm, get enough sleep and stay focused, and must also remember not to compare themselves to other students.

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