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Violence at South Africa’s schools: Stories that shocked us in 2018

Riaan Grobler South African schools have seen a number of violent incidents this year. In September, the government called on stakeholders to come together and address...

South Africa’s education department and school sanitation projects

Tamar Kahn The department of basic education has cut the fees paid to service providers and implementing agencies for school sanitation projects in order to...

South Africa: Teachers’ long holiday cut in half

Sne Masuku Teachers fuming that their December holiday would be cut by half, from six to three weeks, have to accept the Basic Education Department’s...

South Africa: Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage

Thamsanqa Mbovane     A pall of thick black smoke covered Molly Blackburn Secondary School in Khayelitsha, Uitenhage, on Wednesday morning. Scores of learners stood outside...

‘Tree school’ must get classrooms and teaching support in 3 weeks

Staff Reporter The Department of Basic Education has been instructed to deliver mobile classrooms to a remote Limpopo school where pupils are receiving erratic teaching...

New school of thought: exit-level exam for Grade 9 planned

Prega Govender High school pupils will soon be able to write an exit-level exam in Grade 9 which, if they pass, will get them a...

Budget cuts for the department of basic education

Inside Education Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday tabled her department’s budget where she spoke of budget cuts, funding for infrastructure and the change...

Curro considers a “school fee loan” scheme

Phillip de Wet , Business Insider SA Curro is considering a "school fee loan" scheme, private school group Curro said on Monday, for "selected learners" in...

500,000 kids not at school, say it’s ‘useless’

Prega Govender 570,000 children and teenagers were not attending educational institutions in 2016, including more than 45,400 who found education “useless or not interesting”. About 104,000...

Matric supplementary exams shifted to mid-year

Inside Education The Department of Basic Education has announced its decision to move matric supplementary exams. From 2019, the second national examination will take place between...

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