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Schools may get national key points status
Schools may get national key points status
The South African Police Service said it was taken by surprise when schools in Vuwani were set on fire. If that is true, it shouldn’t be, the...
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
When schools in the Vuwani district were set on fire during protests, 52 827 pupils could not attend school.
Top school's controversial HIV sports policy raises discrimination concerns
Top school's controversial HIV sports policy raises discrimination concerns
A top school that discourages learners who disclose that they are HIV positive from participating in contact sports has been warned that its...
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
On Monday, when a group of learners, parents and University of Pretoria students demonstrated outside Pretoria High School for Girls, many teachers...
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
It’s remarkably common for classes to be disrupted by teachers answering their cellphones, a study has found. Schoolchildrens’ phones are also...
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
Student teachers may solve counselling crisis at schools
The basic education department’s solution to the dire shortage of counsellors, psychologists and social workers at schools is to deploy student...
Underground library to the rescue
Underground library to the rescue
In the midst of ongoing protests over municipal boundaries in Vuwani, Limpopo, schools are being torched, but there is a flicker of hope – the...
Fear shuts doors on stranded pupils
Fear shuts doors on stranded pupils
Only one book in the schoolyard has escaped the fire. Ironically, the single line penned in the book is: I will never forget such a tragedy.
Forces behind the Vuwani fire
Forces behind the Vuwani fire
Intelligence operatives and security forces deployed to Vuwani say they have identified chiefs, politicians and business people who are behind the...
Editorial: Give all children the best
Editorial: Give all children the best
The so-called default school feeder zone regime has become a huge bone of contention. Basically this regulation stipulates that pupils living...
Public school toilets are the pits
Public school toilets are the pits
The department of water and sanitation recently published the Draft National Water Sanitation Policy in an effort to promote further access to...
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Well over half a million children with disabilities do not attend schools geared for their needs. But for many who are in such schools, it is not the...

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