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SGB shuts down school after dispute with principal

Learners want the school reopened

By Peter Luhanga - 14 January 2019
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Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Victory for deaf learners, says Dominican School for the Deaf

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2019
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“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

One mother told to pay for her child’s chair

By Cally Ballack - 14 January 2019
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From struggling in grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

Masiphumelele High School teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at UCT this year

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 January 2019
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Over 70 learners in one classroom at Bishop Lavis school

Education department has until Friday to respond to calls for more teachers, a janitor, and better security at the school

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2019
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Mfuleni leaders detain principals in spat with education department

Officials stand firm that staffing at schools is decided by education department, not communities

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019
Lerato Ruth Sihlangu and her Auntie, Noncedo Mlilwana outside their home in Mfuleni. Sihlangu matriculated amongst the top of her year at Masiyile High School in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Mfuleni matriculant reaps the rewards of working 18-hour days

“There is no secret to success. It’s about preparation, hard work and learning from failures.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 8 January 2019
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
For their Christmas party, The Service Dining Rooms plan to feed at least 400 people in need.

Serving hungry people for over 80 years

The Service Dining Rooms provides over 3,500 meals a week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2018
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The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 December 2018
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New social grant for families

Deadline approaches for key amendments to foster care grants

By Kim Reynolds - 14 December 2018
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Backyarders complain of City’s incomplete toilet installation

“What’s the use – they give a toilet but it doesn’t work,” says Parkwood resident

By Barbara Maregele - 14 December 2018
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The Lawyer, the Lottery and millions in dodgy grants

National Lotteries Commission launches investigation into multi-million rand grants

By Raymond Joseph - 14 December 2018
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City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

Development would set a precedent for social housing near Cape Town’s city centre

By Aidan Jones - 14 December 2018
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Mortuary workers return to work after arrests

“We are declaring a big war with the Department of Health,” says union

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 December 2018
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More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town’s southern suburbs are on wetlands

Residents sceptical at briefing by project managers

By Barbara Maregele - 12 December 2018