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...

Nelson Mandela University disrupted as NSFAS fails to pay fees

Joseph ChirumeNelson Mandela University students disrupted classes for several days last week, protesting against conditions at off-campus residences and demanding the speedy payment of...

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...