EDUCATION

Teachers are the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Extra hours, extra classes, WhatsApp calls into the night: it’s the teachers who listened and nurtured and cared

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19 January 2021

Covid-19: School opening delayed

Learners to return on 15 February but teachers will go back earlier

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15 January 2021

Corporal punishment: Two mothers take teachers’ organisation to court

Teachers who admitted to beatings receive “shockingly lenient” sentences

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13 January 2021

Solar-powered computer lab opens up new opportunities for students

Lab set up in a container in Barrydale

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15 December 2020

Covid-19: learners risk a double blow as literacy projects struggle

Shifting donor priorities put library initiative at risk

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14 December 2020

Students threaten to close Nelson Mandela University

Students say they have not received National Student Financial Aid Scheme allowances

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3 December 2020

Covid-19: Night vigil in support of principal who refused to open his school

Wesley Neumann’s disciplinary hearing starts

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3 December 2020

“It’s fair to conclude that we do not have what is called a school” says principal

Department of Basic Education will miss its deadline for minimum standards in schools yet again

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27 November 2020

Despite a court order ten years ago, special needs school still has no building

Amasango Career School in Makhanda operates from six prefab classrooms

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23 November 2020

WCED struggling with increased learner admissions for 2021

A Stellenbosch parent has been battling to find place for his son

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20 November 2020

Blouvlei crèche survived apartheid but may not survive Covid-19

The historic crèche opened in 1955 in Cape Town by Dora Tamana is struggling

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17 November 2020

Survey reveals learners go hungry

Equal Education found learners in Limpopo who are not getting meals every day because they can’t afford to travel to school

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16 November 2020

How a rural KZN school keeps hunger away

“You find that the food they get at school is their only meal for the day”

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2 November 2020

Labour department to visit farm after owners close only crèche nearby

Farm workers’ say they have nowhere to leave their children while they work

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30 October 2020

Education activists slam Mboweni budget cuts

Members of Equal Education picketed outside Parliament on Wednesday

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28 October 2020

School feeding: Auntie Dottie’s biryani is a hit with learners

But some learners are still not being fed in lockdown

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28 October 2020