EDUCATION

Special needs school in Makhanda will have to wait another three years at least

Ten years after a court order, Education Department has finally acquired the land

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9 June 2021

Failure to fix pit latrines in Limpopo schools “outrageous”

Equal Education says there were 472 schools with pit latrines in 2019, and that grew to 515 in 2020

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4 June 2021

Parents shut down schools and clinic in Pietermaritzburg

They are demanding that a principal be fired

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3 June 2021

Parents shut down school over inflated rent

Governing body says R138k per month building is unsuitable for schooling

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3 June 2021

Tax blow for parents of children with special needs

SARS proposes that parents should no longer claim tax relief for special needs school fees

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2 June 2021

Schools urged to provide food parcels for learners

Children are missing meals on days they are not at school because of Covid-19 shifts

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28 May 2021

Parents win three year battle to build school

Construction of Kariega school was stalled because education department failed to pay contractors

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27 May 2021

A quarter of Worcester’s children are stunted

Mothers who completed high school are much less likely to have stunted children

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19 May 2021

Learners sent home as taps run dry at Eastern Cape schools

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber to adopt over 30 schools to help with water saving measures

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17 May 2021

Researchers call for full reopening of schools after report shows more than half of children miss meals

The total lost days of meals could be as high as 133 out of 211 school days

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13 May 2021

Early childhood development centres protest over “virtually non-existent roll out” of relief fund

Social Development says it cannot disburse funds without the necessary verifications

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13 May 2021

Parents demand brick and mortar classrooms for rural Limpopo school

The provincial education department says construction will start during the 2022/23 financial year

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10 May 2021

Mfuleni’s “illegal” school struggling to cope

2,000 students have three toilets and one tap

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5 May 2021

Education department back in court over pit latrines

SECTION27 says the department only plans to eradicate pit toilets in Limpopo schools by 2030

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4 May 2021

50% of learners don’t get meals when they’re not at school, says Equal Education

Some schools in Gauteng and the North West are struggling to feed learners who are unable to get to school

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28 April 2021