Dad takes on private school over son’s financial exclusion

Tania Broughton, CorrespondentThe father of a private primary school pupil, who was prevented from writing exams because of unpaid school fees, has challenged the...

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Annie CebulskiA R39.3-million three-storey library is set to open this year in Dunoon.The service is much needed.Schools in the area, such as Inkwenkwezi Secondary...

Parents stop teaching at primary school after allegations of corporal punishment

Zimbili Vilakazi  Teaching was disrupted on Monday at Zamokuhle Primary School in D Section, KwaMashu, Durban, after angry parents locked the school gate. The...

Zimbabwe: teachers reject government pay-hike offer

Anna ChibamuIt was business as usual at most urban and rural government schools on the second day of the new school term this week. This...

Learners deserve free access to internet, a basic human right

Joseph ChirumeThere provision of free access to the internet in the Eastern Cape has been cut by province's department of sport, recreation, arts and...

R 50 billion not enough to improve KZN schools

Nompendulo NgubaneProtests by learners and parents at Umthombo Senior Secondary School in Mpophomeni, Pietermaritzburg, have entered a third week. Teaching stopped on 24 April.Last...

Learners use field as toilet

Yamkela NtshongwanaYoung children are forced to use a field as a toilet at Ntshingeni Senior Primary in the Eastern Cape school, while teachers turn...

Mother bought fake permit to get her child into school

Bernard Chiguvare    Zimbabwean families caught between the departments of Home Affairs and Education are resorting to buying fake documents in order to register their...

Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo opens village library

Julia MadibogoSkeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo has achieved his dream of building a library in his village, Maripathekong, in GaMolepo, Limpopo.Mamabolo, 28, who plays the...

Budget cuts for the department of basic education

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

Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls

Bongekile Macupe The Eastern Cape education department predicts it will have eradicated all mud schools in the province by 2022 — six years later than...

Late payday highlights plight of grade R teachers

Bongekile MacupeGrade R teachers in KwaZulu-Natal were paid several days late this month — highlighting the fact that these foundation-phase educators have yet to...

‘Code of silence no longer exists’ – Lesufi on Parktown Boys...

Yoliswa Sobuwa and Nico GousGauteng MEC of education Panyaza Lesufi expressed the need for the establishment of a new code of conduct during his...

Digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

 Erwan Lequentrec and Francesc Pedró African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6...

New school already crammed beyond capacity

Vincent Lali    Last week angry parents refused to vacate a school in Khayelitsha, demanding their children be admitted. “They crammed their kids into classrooms...

Zimbabwe: Teachers headed for clash with government

Nokuthaba DlaminiTeachers are headed for a clash with government after the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) yesterday officially declared they would down tools when schools...

Africa Grapples With Huge Disparities in Education

Zipporah MusauAt the dawn of independence, incoming African leaders were quick to prioritize education on their development agendas. Attaining universal primary education, they maintained,...

Hundreds of teachers protest as KZN MEC tables budget

Nompendulo Ngubane    Hundreds of Grade R teachers from across KwaZulu-Natal protested outside the legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday. They demanded that MEC for Education...

Dept explains why 23 Vuwani schools have still not been repaired

Chester MakanaThe Limpopo education department has said that 23 schools that still need to be repaired after protests in Vuwani in 2016 will not...

Green Smart Centre turns sun energy into education solutions

Fundisiwe MasekoEducation is key to economic growth and a country’s economic performance is directly linked to the skills of its workforce and the quality...
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