EDUCATION

Pigeons are taking over classrooms at this crumbling Gqeberha school

Some classrooms in Arcadia Senior Secondary have no electricity, the roof leaks, and science and computer studies have been suspended because of vandalism

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21 September 2021

Death of five-year-old in pit latrine prompts debate about unregistered crèches

Crèche owners say registration is difficult and they get no help

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14 September 2021

Children’s book aims to give learners hope during the Covid-19 pandemic

More than 25,000 learners on the Cape Flats participate in the launch of Yola and the Trusted Crown for International Literacy Day

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

8 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

Activists welcome release of scholar transport policy in KZN

Learners with disabilities attending public schools are included

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1 September 2021

Parents demand more classrooms so learners can return to school full time

The rural school in Limpopo only has two brick classrooms, five mobile classrooms and a zinc sheet classroom for 353 learners

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27 August 2021

Crucial services lost because of library vandals

Several libraries in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro were unable to reopen in August even for a limited service

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25 August 2021

Over 20 learners injured as taxi crashes into barrier at Parliament

It is alleged that the taxi was overcrowded and the driver and vehicle were unlicensed

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20 August 2021

Teachers demand KZN education department pay them, fill vacant posts

SADTU: “As we speak more than 1,203 substitute teachers have either not been paid or told not to come back to school”

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18 August 2021

Durban parents demand schools close after learner dies of Covid

Protest follows death of 12-year-old Kaitlyn Pillay. Education expert warns of “dire” cost to children of closing schools.

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17 August 2021

Mother without ID struggles for years to enrol children at school

The departments of Home Affairs and Social Development are currently helping the Kuilsriver family

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12 August 2021

Rural families battle to get water although they live near a dam

“How unfair is that? It’s a joke,” says resident

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6 August 2021

July riots caused more than R100 million in damage to schools in KZN and Gauteng

Education department says this worsened its backlog on repairing over a thousand schools vandalised during lockdown

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4 August 2021

Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated

It’s almost never a reasonable choice to not get vaccinated

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26 July 2021

Court fines former Eastern Cape principal R4,000 for lowering learner into pit toilet

Lubeko Mgandela pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse in the Tsolo Magistrates Court on Wednesday

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22 July 2021

Learners must get meals during Covid-19 pandemic, court orders

Minister and MECs to provide detailed plans within a month

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21 July 2021