Gauteng Education Department calls for more budget allocation to education

Gauteng Education Department calls for more budget allocation to education

Thabo MohlalaThe Gauteng Education Department (GED) yesterday became one of the recipients of the biggest chunk of the provincial government’s budget.Finance MEC, Barbara Creecy...
Witness: Pit-toilet that Michael Komape died in was 17 years old

Michael Komape’s family rejects State’s claim that his death was an...

Chester Makana The civil hearing by a Limpopo family exposed how the government allowed more rural pupils to use more than 20-year-old pit toilet.More than...
Section 27 calls for the provision of scholar transport to all learners with disabilities in KZN

Section 27 calls for the provision of scholar transport to all...

Bonile Khanyi Human rights organisation, Section 27 will soon be approaching the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Transport, demanding that they provide scholar transport...

UKZN investigating leaked psychology papers

Bonile KhanyiAn Investigation is underway at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after it emerged that four psychology exam papers were leaked.In a statement, the...
Student leaders not informed next year’s tertiary fee increase negotiations

Students warn government to remove income-contingency loans from the funding model

Thabo MohlalaThe government's final position on the recently released Fees Commission report will determine how students will respond, come next year.This is what...

Mandela Rhodes scholar wants to be a teacher so he can...

Thabo MohlalaIt is very unusual for most young people to decide, with a measure of confidence, what career they will pursue after they complete...
Witness: Pit-toilet that Michael Komape died in was 17 years old

Witness: Pit-toilet that Michael Komape died in was 17 years old

Chester Makana A third witness in the civil hearings against Limpopo department of Education revealed that the pit toilet that killed Michael Komape was more...

School disruptions following Mugabe’s ouster by the army generals

Thabo MohlalaScores of Zimbabweans have expressed fear and frustrations about how the political situation has negatively affected their normal daily activities.The country’s army generals...
Makhura’s speech to focus on education, jobs and health

Teenage pregnancy among school learners in decline

Bonile Khanyi  The trend in teenage and learner pregnancies in South Africa has declined over the past five decades, according to the Department of Basic...

Michael Komape’s dad accuses police, teachers of cover-up

Chester Makana Disturbing details of how police officer and education officials destroyed evidence gathered by the father of a Limpopo schoolboy who drowned in a...
Panyaza Lesufi, urges parents to get kids to school.

Deadline for comments on the contentious education bill to be extended

Bonile Khanyi Parents and education stakeholders who have missed the deadline for the proposed amendments to the education bill will be given an opportunity...

Rosina Komape wept as she recalled her son’s pit toilet death

Chester Makana A Limpopo mother who is suing the government after her son drowned in a school’s pit toilet broke down and wept as she...

Zuma will defiantly launch the alternative funding plan as his legacy...

Thabo MohlalaANALYSISThe release of the Heher Commission report on the funding of tertiary education by President Jacob Zuma yesterday has come late in the...

Manana to pay R100 000 or face 12 months in jail

Bonile Khanyi Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana was sentenced to a fine of R100 000 or to 12 months imprisonment.Manana...

Zuma releases Fees Commission report on tertiary education

Thabo Mohlala The much anticipated report of the Heher Commission, recommends among others, the scrapping of the National Students Financial Assistance Scheme and “cost-sharing model”...

AfricaCom 2017: Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

Konnect Africa, a Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, on Thursday 9 November 2017 at AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa, unveiled SmartWIFI… a new hotspot...
Zuma to announce a new funding package that favours students soon

Zuma to announce a new funding package that favours students soon

Thabo Mohlala President Jacob Zuma will announce a new funding package soon that will address the students’ fundamental demand of free education for all; a...
Identify signs of abuse in your child

How to identify signs of abuse in your child

Thabo Mohlala Gauteng schools were recently hit by spates of sexual abuse of girl learners. The first shocking revelations came from AB Xuma Primary School...
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New plans afoot to restore safety in schools

Bonile Khanyi Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has welcomed the department’s plans to improve school safety in South Africa.During a presentation in Parliament,...

Calls to integrate coding into school curriculum strengthen

Thabo MohlalaCoding, popularly known as programming, is a critical skill that every child should acquire to keep up with the rapidly changing technological world....
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