Children in the Eastern Cape are not being fed enough at school

Some schools are not getting even the minimum funding from the National School Nutrition Programme

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News | 28 September 2023

Early childhood development programmes should be part of free basic education

Only a third of children in SA are enrolled in ECD programmes


Opinion | 28 September 2023

The Education Minister promised all schools would have a library by 29 November - but there’s no chance that deadline will be met

Three quarters of public schools still don’t have libraries, in spite of a 2013 promise


News | 21 September 2023

Simple games help children learn to read

Even a cereal box can be a useful teaching tool


Brief | 19 September 2023

This is what we can do to end the reading crisis

As the November 2023 deadline looms, 70% of public schools still don’t have libraries


Opinion | 7 September 2023

Learners’ complaints ignored at crumbling Tsakane school

“Every toilet has a crack,” says J.E Malepe Secondary learner Samkelo Mthethwa


Brief | 5 September 2023

Hopes pinned on Dr Naledi Mbude to turn around South Africa’s abysmal reading scores

Mbude is now Deputy Director-General for Special Projects including African language education, seen by many as a key to improving child literacy


News | 15 August 2023

VIDEO: This school was made from eco-bricks

This might be the country’s first such school


News | 14 August 2023

Checkmate: Gugulethu chess coach shares her passion with youth

Gugulethu Chess College under-11 team to go to provincial tournament


News | 4 August 2023

Teachers quit Eastern Cape school after accusations of violence against learners

Ngqeleni Junior Secondary School has been short of 14 teachers since March


News | 2 August 2023

Municipality in court for cutting off water to school with 500 learners

Judge orders Mogale City to immediately reinstate the water supply to Krugersdorp school


News | 1 August 2023

Equal Education, SADTU fail in Western Cape education challenge

Judge has harsh words for teachers’ union


Law | 18 July 2023

No one knows when building will restart on the Manenberg School of Skills

The construction tender was ruled invalid because of bungling by a Western Cape government department


News | 23 June 2023

Some crèches never got the promised Covid relief funds, and now it’s too late

Early Childhood Development relief programme comes to an end


News | 21 June 2023

Funds shortage leads Eastern Cape education department to investigate Mthatha school principal

Learners have protested over a lack of desks and textbooks


News | 15 June 2023

Illegal connections to blame for leaving learners in the dark, says Eskom

Staff of Bloekombos High School make photocopies at neighbouring schools for exams


News | 14 June 2023