EDUCATION

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Covid-19: School bodies halt plan to house Gauteng’s homeless

The department says 30 schools with hostels would be used as shelters

By Zoë Postman - 1 April 2020
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Parents still scrambling to place learners in Eastern Cape

The provincial department says an admission committee has been set up to assist unplaced learners

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 March 2020
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“People are dying and getting injured everyday on this road,” says Cornubia resident

EThekwini Municipality says it is considering erecting a temporary steel pedestrian bridge on the R102

By Nokulunga Majola - 12 March 2020
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Parents lock principal out of school

Willowfontein Intermediate school is in a dire state and issues are not being addressed, say community members

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 March 2020
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Eastern Cape learners walk more than 30km to a school without teachers for them

No scholar transport, no maths or English teacher

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 March 2020
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Police remove students protesters at Malmesbury college

West Coast (TVET) College management says 1,769 students still have details outstanding before they can be approved for allowances

By Peter Luhanga - 10 March 2020
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One toilet for 659 learners at high school in Limpopo

Storm damage to the school in November last year has not been repaired

By Bernard Chiguvare - 9 March 2020
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School suffers teacher shortage after 100% matric pass rate

Enrolment numbers have doubled at Coselelani High School and teachers can’t cope

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 March 2020
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School for disabled battles to stay open

Seven teachers resign at Oasis centre in Upington

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 March 2020
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Parents shut down school for second week demanding a fence

“The department does not take the safety of our children seriously”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 5 March 2020
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Limpopo learners walk ten kilometres to nearest school

Department yet to arrange scholar transport

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 March 2020
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Not much progress with Ramaphosa’s school sanitation campaign

Only 266 out of 3,898 schools have benefitted

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 2 March 2020
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Seven years after renovations started, school still incomplete

“Usually when it rains I have to stand for the rest of the period because my spot leaks” says learner

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 February 2020
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After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, starts school

KZN child was denied education because he has no birth certificate

By Nokulunga Majola - 25 February 2020
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Our children are not safe at school, picketers tell Western Cape Premier

Equal Education activists picketed Alan Winde’s state of the province address in Mitchells Plain

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2020
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Mounting pressure on families living at PE school to relocate

Principal says occupation is a threat to the survival of his school

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 February 2020