Education

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

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

Children can’t get into Cape Town schools, court hears

But there’s good news for seven children who are part of the case brought by the Equal Education Law Centre. They will start school next week.

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News | 28 May 2022

Activists condemn failure to act against teacher convicted of sexual assault

Ayanda Ntuthu has not been suspended. The NPA says it is the education department’s responsibility to find out if its employees have been prosecuted, but there is no easy way to do this.

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News | 27 May 2022

Video: Kicking bad habits: soccer helps to give boys dignity

Build our Boyz Foundation works to keep boys in school

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Video | 26 May 2022

We visited these schools in 2013. We went back last month. Here’s what we found

Nine years after Zakes Mda and Thabo Makgoba were shocked by conditions in these Eastern Cape schools, there’s little sign of improvement

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Feature | 26 May 2022