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Judge puts basic education department on tight leash
Judge puts basic education department on tight leash
The education authority must set up a remedial programme for pupils who did not get textbooks.
Ramaphosa: Education needs serious money from business
Ramaphosa: Education needs serious money from business
ANC deputy president and tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa says big businesses must dig deep into their coffers to help the government improve public education.
Education gets the bigger budget bite - with a reprimand
Education gets the bigger budget bite - with a reprimand
Last year's landmark legal case after the basic education department's failure to address appalling school infrastructure made its mark on the budget.
Section27 threatens more court action over Limpopo schools
Section27 threatens more court action over Limpopo schools
Section27 has threatened to go back to court if shocking school infrastructure problems in hundreds of Limpopo schools are not urgently addressed.
Education department denies Limpopo still needs textbooks
Education department denies Limpopo still needs textbooks
The department of basic education has came out guns blazing refuting claims by the DA that there are still schools in Limpopo without textbooks.
ANC's push for teaching as an essential service augurs conflict
ANC's push for teaching as an essential service augurs conflict
The ANC's aggressive stance on teaching as an essential service bodes ill for three-year wage agreements reached in the public sector last year.
Matrics given boost before big university leap
Matrics given boost before big university leap
The SA Education and Environment Project's bridging year programme has given a few matrics the chance to succeed in their first year of varsity.
Worth a mention: Fake Motshekga Twitter account emerges
Worth a mention: Fake Motshekga Twitter account emerges
The legacy of three court orders, a media furore, and pupils who went without textbooks last year appears to be holding strong - on Twitter.
Prisoners achieve 79.25% matric pass rate
Prisoners achieve 79.25% matric pass rate
The Correctional Services department has reported a total of 79.25% of prisoners who wrote national senior certificate examinations passed in 2012.
Improved matric results hide reality
Improved matric results hide reality
Matric results for 2012 are looking up but they have not told us enough about the deep social inequalities experienced by pupils across the country.
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