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Protest shuts down overcrowded school

Parents demand temporary classrooms to accommodate learners who were sent home

By Vincent Lali - 24 January 2020
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R77 million school construction project stalled since 2018

Public Works says Eastern Cape Education Department has not been paying bills

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 January 2020
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Township schools run sports events in the street

MEC tells schools to apply for Lottery funding

By Selby Nomnganga - 24 January 2020
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Fifteen-year wait for KwaNobuhle bridge finally over

Construction underway on a new bridge where dozens of learners cross river daily

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 January 2020
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Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

By Kirsten Pearson and Steve Kretzmann - 22 January 2020
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Learners sent home after municipality cuts water supply to Pietermaritzburg school

School ran up bill of R2 million, says municipality

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 January 2020
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Experts lukewarm on exams in isiXhosa and Sesotho

Support for policy but concerns with implementation

By Lucas Nowicki - 20 January 2020
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Court decision is major victory for Eastern Cape learners

Makhanda High Court declares new school admission policy unconstitutional

By Geoffrey Allsop - 20 January 2020
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Nine hundred Upington learners start school without any toilets at all

Mobile toilets company refuses to bring back toilets because owner says he has not been paid

By Selby Nomnganga - 15 January 2020
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50 to a class in Bishop Lavis primary school

Community and school come together to instill “values” in children

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 January 2020
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Residents demand transport for learners who walk up to 9km

Department promises emergency transport this week

By Lucas Nowicki - 13 January 2020
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Learners demand toilets and water for Limpopo schools

Department claims construction at schools will start January 2020

By Bernard Chiguvare - 13 December 2019
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At last! Toilets for Sidubi Poort Junior Secondary School

Lecturer read GroundUp story and contacted donors

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 December 2019
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Motshekga gets poor rating from Equal Education after six months

“People’s appraisal” held outside minister’s Pretoria office

By Zoë Postman - 3 December 2019
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Immigrant child barred from school for lack of documents

School’s action directly contradicts instructions of ministers of Home Affairs and of Basic Education

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 December 2019
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PE school fears further vandalism and theft during holidays

School says it has spent thousands of rand to repair damages

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 November 2019