Department of Basic Education

 
Key studies are trying to find out how to improve early reading
Key studies are trying to find out how to improve early reading
COMMENTThe problem of weak learning outcomes in historically disadvantaged sections of the school system, as manifested in the matric exams,...
Game-changing technology for blind people - at a price
Game-changing technology for blind people - at a price
"There are many things I want to be when I grow up," 12-year-old Jonas Ndlovu says in his soft voice. "When I was doing grade three, I wanted to be...
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
By the time six-year-old Michael Komape’s body arrived at a morgue a few hours after being retrieved from the pit toilet at his school, it was...
SIU probe into E Cape education limited to one tender
SIU probe into E Cape education limited to one tender
After the presidency announced that it had asked the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to launch a probe into the troubled Eastern...
The worst education department in South Africa: A timeline
The worst education department in South Africa: A timeline
What happened in the Eastern Cape education department to warrant an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit?...
Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring
Leaked report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring
A report the basic education department has not made public shows rampant cronyism, union meddling and teacher appointments that ignore policy....
Teaching Mandarin at school 'will colonise SA anew' - Sadtu
Teaching Mandarin at school 'will colonise SA anew' - Sadtu
The introduction of Mandarin to South Africa’s public school curriculum would be tantamount to a new form of colonisation, which is why the South...
Motshekga blocks re-employment of thousands of teachers
Motshekga blocks re-employment of thousands of teachers
The trend among such teachers is that they go back to work within a few months of resigning. It was widely accepted that such resignations...
How much longer for better school infrastructure?
How much longer for better school infrastructure?
When pupils picketed outside the basic education department’s office in Pretoria on Wednesday for better school infrastructure, they were told by...
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Angie Motshekga’s basic education department has told secondary schools not to dare drop mathematics and science in the following year. ...
More Limpopo textbook woes for 2015?
More Limpopo textbook woes for 2015?
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s rescue team in Limpopo allegedly forgot that its deal with textbook publishers, entailing huge discounts...
Progress on Limpopo textbook deliveries - department
Progress on Limpopo textbook deliveries - department
The basic education department is confident that "great progress" has been made in solving Limpopo's problems with supplying textbooks to school...

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