EDUCATION

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Dangerous and full pit latrines replaced at Khokhwane Primary

Gift of the Givers has built eight new toilets at the school

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 July 2019
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Community wins 20 year battle for school

Case goes to the heart of the fundamental rights of access to basic education guaranteed by the Constitution, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 18 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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Parents lock principal up in primary school

“We want each classroom to have 30 kids like in white schools” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 11 July 2019
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Mother’s daily battle to get her four children to school 40km away

“I want my children to get an education and not end up as waste pickers like myself,” says Zodwa Malatji

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2019
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“There are only two pit toilets for the whole school,” says Limpopo learner

Premier announces R192-million spend to fix sanitation infrastructure backlog at 100 schools

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Equal Education pickets outside Eastern Cape State of the Province address

EE wants R4.3 million saved at this year’s official opening of the legislature to be allocated to fixing schools

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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Somerset West residents will get long awaited pedestrian bridge

School children from Garden Village cross the busy N2 in peak traffic

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 June 2019
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“We close the doors when the gangs are shooting outside”

Manenberg library provides a safe haven for kids

By Barbara Maregele - 27 June 2019
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The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 June 2019

Prisoner denied access to laptop for studies takes authorities to court

Correctional services say his computer is a security risk

By Zoë Postman - 20 June 2019
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Reappointed for a third term: Learners tell Motshekga to get it right this time

Equal Education stages mock swearing-in ceremony in Pretoria for Minister of Basic Education

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 June 2019
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Khayelitsha school plans to cut water bill by R50,000 a month

Design collective seeks to establish urban farms and sustainable infrastructure at township schools

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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Teacher shot dead at primary school

Parents fear for the safety of their children at Durban school

By Musa Binda - 11 June 2019
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New life for Khayelitsha crèche that was nearly closed down

Rainbow Educare is now officially registered

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 May 2019