Education department back in court over pit latrines

SECTION27 says the department only plans to eradicate pit toilets in Limpopo schools by 2030

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4 May 2021

Equal Education demands audit of school feeding programmes in Limpopo

Activists say there are still learners in Mashashane, Polokwane not getting meals when they’re not at school

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23 March 2021

Limpopo learners sit at home because of a shortage of teachers

School battling to accommodate children

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11 March 2021

Learners demand toilets and water for Limpopo schools

Department claims construction at schools will start January 2020

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13 December 2019

Hundreds of Limpopo health workers march in Polokwane

Workers demand to be paid for extra hours and for staff shortages to be addressed

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30 September 2019

NEHAWU demands dismissal of Limpopo MEC for Health

The union also calls for Director General to be given the boot following Auditor-General finding

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1 August 2019

Bus shortage costs Polokwane commuters

“I earn R2,900 a month. Per week my transport fare is R420 using minibus taxis.”

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17 July 2019

Michael Komape’s family to appeal Limpopo High Court’s decision

Family is seeking nearly R3 million in damages

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31 May 2018

Dismay as judge dismisses damages claim for child who drowned in pit toilet

“Failure to award damages in this case stands in contrast to the damages that were awarded” to Life Esidimeni families, says SECTION27

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23 April 2018

Michael Komape died because he was a rural African child, says lawyer

Court asked to compel state to fix “dire” state of school sanitation

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2 February 2018

Day 12: Lawyers for Michael Komape’s family demand compensation for grief

State admits liability; court to decide how much money to award the family

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1 February 2018

Day 11: Court hears of witness to Michael Komape’s death

Boy who drowned in toilet could have been found sooner

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28 November 2017

Day 10: Calls for help from Michael Komape’s school unanswered for years

Former principal’s testimony supports the family’s claim against the state

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27 November 2017

Day 9: State offered a pauper’s burial for Michael Komape

Department of Education contests that it could have fixed dilapidated toilets

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23 November 2017

Day 8: Education department had funds to fix toilet in which Michael Komape drowned

Expert witness gives damning testimony against Limpopo government

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22 November 2017

Day 7: Limpopo education department a “quagmire” of maladministration

“We drew attention to life-threatening situations in schools … it is not good enough to say there is no budget.”

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21 November 2017