In order to increase and improve support across the board, the sector introduced its paperless education system six years ago.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has sent his condolences to Jack’s family following the news. 
According to the Mpumalanga education department, 86,000 pupils in Grade 7 showed up at school on Tuesday.
The department said the later-than-normal start to the exams would allow schools and pupils enough time to complete the curriculum.
Education Minister Angie Motshekga warned political and civic organisations they would soon face legal action if these disruptions continued.
Equal Education wrote to the minister earlier this week, giving her until yesterday  to ‘fix her plan’.

Education Covid-19: Not all schools were able to reopen for matrics in Gauteng, Lesufi says

Grade 12 pupils were allowed a week’s break, while those in Grade 7 stayed at home for two weeks and were expected back next week.

Education Poor-quality food being given to learners, say activists

Education activists monitoring the re-introduction of the National Schools Feeding Programme have slammed Minister Angie Motshekga’s report on the scheme.

Education Motshekga says she has no interest in ‘hiding’ schools without PPEs, as group pickets her visit

The minister’s first stop was at Eletsa Secondary School, where a group picketed with a banner reading #AngieMotshekgaMustFall.

Education NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021

The cycle will run from 3 August 2020 until the closing date of 30 November 2020.

Education SA College Schools hit by discrimination claims from former pupils

Terms such as ‘h**not’, ‘k**fir’, ‘m*ffies’ and ‘products of rape’ were used to describe certain groups of people, the group alleged.

Education School break over for most grades on 24 August, all grades back by 31 August

The revised dates indicate that the school year for pupils in Grades R to 11 will be concluded on 15 December, and the Grade 12 examinations will be completed by the same date.

Education 4,000 South African public schools still use pit latrines

In 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative in an attempt to rid schools of pit latrines.

Education Basic education dept releases amended 2020 school calendar, it won’t carry into 2021

In a statement, the department said there will be a break to separate the third and fourth term but only for one week from October 26 to the 30th. 

Education Schools could close on 15 December, matric results to be released in February, leaked proposal shows

Public schools in the country are currently on a four week-long break, which was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last Thursday.

Education Unisa welcomes review of its mandate by Nzimande

This comes as Nzimande also appointed a task team on the remuneration of vice-chancellors and senior executives.

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Schools have high hopes to finish curriculum by December

Education Schools have high hopes to finish curriculum by December

Education expert says focus should be put on basics that need to be covered.

Education UCT to finish the 2020 academic year through remote teaching

UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor: teaching and learning, Associate Professor Lis Lange, said the institution would not be able to maintain social distancing if it returned to face-to-face teaching.

Education Local celebs point out private schools are privileged enough to continue 2020 online

Like many, Melanie Bala pointed out that this decision only further shows the inequality between the rich and poor in the country and in the education system.

Education Concern as pupils don’t pitch for their meals at North West schools

‘I am appealing to parents to allow those who stay nearby schools to collect their food,’ said North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela.



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