National Department of Basic Education

 
The standards that matter
The standards that matter
The conditions in which schoolchildren learn and how their learning is measured will both come into sharp focus this month.Basic...
Holding government to account
Holding government to account
Recent widely reported disruptions of teaching and learning, all related to inadequate school infrastructure, show the urgent importance of the...
Crisis at schools goes unreported
Crisis at schools goes unreported
Corporal punishment is rife in Gauteng schools, even though it is unlawful, according to Childline. The children's rights body said more than 300...
Anger tears Pretoria East school apart
Anger tears Pretoria East school apart
Tempers at a Pretoria East school have reached boiling point and parents have taken legal action against the school's management and the provincial...
Matric pass rate may be deceiving
Matric pass rate may be deceiving
Questions are multiplying about how reliably the improved 2011 matric pass rate of 70.2% measures the real quality of the schooling system.
Pupils with disabilities 'ignored'
Pupils with disabilities 'ignored'
Two weeks ago an alliance of non-governmental organisations in the children and disability sectors hosted a seminar on the "Right to Education for...
Sadtu backs down from strike but goes to court
Sadtu backs down from strike but goes to court
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) has backed down, for the moment, from its threat to take 53 000 Eastern Cape teachers on...
Teachers on warpath in E Cape as strike talk escalates
Teachers on warpath in E Cape as strike talk escalates
A strike by 53 000 Eastern Cape teachers became increasingly likely as the South African Democratic Teacher's Union (Sadtu) stepped up its war talk...
Eastern Cape teacher strike could hit exams
Eastern Cape teacher strike could hit exams
With 53?000 Eastern Cape teachers poised to strike from Friday, the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) in the province said it could...
Together step by step
Together step by step
There is by now widespread agreement across the country on the fundamental problem in our schools -- in far too many of them, learners do not learn...

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