Education

Youngsters eke out a living carrying water for residents

Too hungry to stay in school, brothers dropped out in grade six

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News | 4 July 2022

12 years after a court ordered it, government plans to build a special needs school

Eastern Cape education department’s plan commits to building permanent school by 2027

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News | 4 July 2022

Teacher assaulted by learner given green light to sue education department

He claims the department had a duty to protect him and to support him after the attack

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Law | 4 July 2022

Deadline extended for public to comment on controversial education regulations

Schools with inadequate and unsafe sanitation are scheduled to receive appropriate toilets next year, says government

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Brief | 1 July 2022

Learners march against proposal to end deadlines to fix schools

Poor and working-class communities will never know when their schools will be fixed, say education activists

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News | 30 June 2022

Two years later: Over a thousand crèches still not paid Covid relief funds

“We are now in 2022 and not even 60% have been paid” says ECD principal

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News | 24 June 2022

Eight years after Michael Komape’s death we visited Limpopo schools to see if their toilets have improved

“Pit toilets pose a fatal risk to the lives, safety and health of learners” says SECTION27

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Feature | 22 June 2022

Cape Town teacher gets five years for sexually assaulting a learner

Ayanda Ntuthu’s name will be added to the National Register of Sex Offenders

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News | 21 June 2022

Youth picket, demand library be opened as government promised

The R23-million Lehae Library was meant to open in 2018

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Parents shut down unfenced Gqeberha school

They are demanding that the Eastern Cape Department of Education commit to a date to safeguarding the school

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Brief | 15 June 2022

A crèche battles to survive after cops fail to pitch

Teachers say they fear for their and the children’s safety

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News | 13 June 2022

Government let our school go to ruins, say parents

Lack of fencing around Garret Primary in Gqeberha has caused damage to its infrastructure and is a safety risk for learners and educators

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News | 13 June 2022

Judge sets deadline for Western Cape Education Department to find schools for seven learners

Equal Education Law Centre inundated with requests from desperate parents of unplaced learners

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News | 8 June 2022

Education department told court that learners would be in school this week. It hasn’t happened

Seven learners placed in schools but some cannot get to them

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Brief | 3 June 2022

Protesters burn down mobile classrooms at rural Limpopo school

Department of Education says it plans to build a new school, but won’t say when

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News | 1 June 2022

GROUNDVIEW: How could a teacher guilty of sexual assault go on teaching for five years?

A learner was betrayed by the education department and the National Prosecuting Authority

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GroundView | 30 May 2022