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8,000 school places blocked in Western Cape

Parents anxious their children won’t find a place next year

By Thembela Ntongana - 11 September 2018
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“The toilets are tin, the classrooms are tin, the office is tin, the kitchen is tin, the storeroom is tin. Nothing is serious here.”

Gauteng learners call for province to fix substandard schools

By Zoë Postman - 31 August 2018
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Learners call for Western Cape education department to pull out of court case

National government has appealed Bhisho High Court ruling on minimum norms and standards

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 31 August 2018
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Villagers start special needs day-care centre

Parents in rural Great Kei struggled to find suitable schools for their children with disability

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 August 2018
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Pigs starve as agricultural school teeters on the verge of collapse

“There is so much red tape in this province you will get nowhere” says founder of Eastern Cape school

By Wara Fana - 23 August 2018
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Teachers demand safer schools in Khayelitsha

Protesters vowed to shut down schools if premier does not meet their demands

By Vincent Lali - 20 August 2018
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Children must cross treacherous river bed on foot to go to school

The bridge over the river collapsed in 2005

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2018

School sanitation: Ramaphosa accused of “pretending to care”

SA Human Rights Commission, Equal Education and SECTION27 respond to president’s SAFE initiative

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 15 August 2018
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Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage

Learners say they have had no permanent maths and science teachers all year

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 August 2018
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Girls expelled from school for kissing

Learners deny they kissed for 20 minutes

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 August 2018
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Port Elizabeth school refuses to play in a township

Parent asked if it was “worth the risk”

By Mawele Mkhondweni - 3 August 2018
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Grade 8 learner sent home for having Afro hair

We are not here for fashion parades, says principal

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 August 2018
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School children sent home when taps run dry

Ndlelayabasha Primary in Pietermaritzburg is struggling with water shortages

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 July 2018
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No more mud, asbestos, metal and wood: understanding the Equal Education court victory

Bhisho High Court emphasises that cabinet ministers have to explain all their decisions

By Mluleki Marongo - 27 July 2018
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We are ready for healing, says new Equal Education general secretary

Organisation looks to build on recent success while learning from mistakes

By Zoë Postman - 25 July 2018
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School mergers worsen scholar transport problem

We have never merged two schools without consent or consultation with the community, maintains education department

By Kwanele Mketeni - 23 July 2018