The state said they should not have known that the toilet Michael Komape drowned in was unsafe for use.
Observers are shocked by the presidency's decision to investigate the awarding of just one tender in its EC education department probe.
What happened in the Eastern Cape education department to warrant an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit?
A damning report held back from the public highlights the extent of cronyism and the influence of unions in filling education positions.
The education department is offering pupils the option to learn a Chinese language, but the union wants more emphasis placed on indigenous languages.
The department of basic education wants to block the reappointment of public school teachers who have resigned in order to access their pension funds.
Equal Education and pupils frustrated by the long wait for better school infrastructure picketed outside the basic education department's office.
The Department of Basic Education is putting measures in place to ensure schools stop dropping the two critical subjects.
The basic education department has denied another gaffe in the Limpopo textbooks debacle, after it reportedly missed out on discounts for 2015 books.
The basic education department reports that Limpopo textbook deliveries are on track, with pupils set to receive their materials on time.
Provincial plans for school infrastructure should be made public to ensure correct needs are met.
As the 2014 matric examinations approach, education quality council Umalusi has said it is 'satisfied' with the quality of exam paper markers.
The DA has expressed shock over Medium Term Strategic Framework figures, which show that only 61% of pupils have access to required textbooks.
The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.
In an unusual case, activists want the government to be legally bound to extensive education reforms.
Panyaza Lesufi will replace former education DG Bobby Soobrayan, who has been "redeployed" to "other responsibilities in government".
Several schools in the Limpopo province are dragging the department of basic education to court for failing to deliver textbooks.
Literacy and numeracy tests provide valuable insights into pupils' performance.
There was much tears and excitement as South African pupils returned to school for the start of the new year.