school infrastructure

 
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...
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...
Dodgy data leads to flawed plans
Dodgy data leads to flawed plans
Can we trust the department of basic education’s latest data on school infrastructure?
Pupils lift lid on Tembisa toilets
Pupils lift lid on Tembisa toilets
When the Gauteng education department promised recently to spend R15-million to fix sanitation at Tembisa schools by September 19, pupils and...
New Mpumalanga schools sweep the board
New Mpumalanga schools sweep the board
In remote rural areas of Gert Sibande district in Mpumalanga stand two modern public schools that offer answers to the country’s poor-quality...
School infrastructure: How NGOs are planning to get the message across
School infrastructure: How NGOs are planning to get the message across
South Africa is notorious for having great policies but poor implementation. So when you have thousands of schools without electricity, water, or...
Unite both the head and the hand
Unite both the head and the hand
If the many South African educationalists of the past, ­including IB Tabata, WT Thibedi, Olive Schreiner, AC Jordan, Rick Turner, Ruth First,...
In Queen's Mercy, pupils pull back from the brink
In Queen's Mercy, pupils pull back from the brink
The young men sit tightly next to each other on the beds in their hostel room at Moshesh Senior Secondary School in rural Eastern Cape. It is...
Keeping the passion for teaching alive
Keeping the passion for teaching alive
Mandisa* considered leaving teaching after only four weeks in the job. She had always wanted to teach and after graduation was impatient to...
Our courts are schooling the state
Our courts are schooling the state
In the case of Madzodzo vs Minister of Basic Education last month, Judge Glenn Goosen of the Mthatha high court found that the state's failure...
Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
In recent years, the government has made significant strides in putting laws and programmes in place that are aimed at improving infrastructure in...
Human rights commission to probe Limpopo school toilets
Human rights commission to probe Limpopo school toilets
The South African Human Rights Commission will investigate sanitation in schools across Limpopo after a grade R pupil fell into a pit toilet and...

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