EDUCATION

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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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“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

“Overcrowded” Bishop Lavis school to get more teachers

Activists say they will continue protests at other schools in the area

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 January 2019
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Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ebenezer Odei has been accepted to study at UCT but his residency status causes funding delays

By Tariro Washinyira - 11 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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School principal charged after sexual harassment case

Western Cape Education Department takes action

By Sipho Mzakwe - 12 December 2018
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Khayelitsha child care principals ask for fee increase

40 principals dressed in black protested outside the Department of Social Development

By Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 30 November 2018
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“The so-called future of this country is dying”

Learners battle government to make their schools clean and safe

By Thembela Ntongana and Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 November 2018
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In this Eastern Cape school, learners borrow a broken toilet seat from one of the staff toilets

“This is not a school but a disaster waiting to happen”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 30 November 2018
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Herzlia alumni “condemn” punishment of students who protested

Letter of support written for two learners that knelt during the Israeli national anthem

By Kim Reynolds - 19 November 2018
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Over 2,000 schools without toilets, says Equal Education

Organisation marks ten years of struggle

By Thembela Ntongana - 16 November 2018
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New school bus on the cards for Cape Winelands learners

Education department also reviewing rules on provision of scholar transport for rural areas

By Barbara Maregele - 15 November 2018
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Learners take a knee during Israeli national anthem

Herzlia School says the two students face “disciplinary and educational” consequences

By Kim Reynolds - 14 November 2018