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Council of Educators yet to access sex offenders register when vetting teachers
Council of Educators yet to access sex offenders register when vetting teachers
The South African Council of Educators (SACE) conceded on Sunday that it had not used the Sex Offenders Register to vet teachers in the past as it...
‘Teacher called my daughter a witch’
‘Teacher called my daughter a witch’
The family of an Eastern Cape primary school pupil has obtained a court order against a teacher they allege has been tormenting their child by...
‘Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas’
‘Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas’
Being a teacher is not an easy job in the first place, but nothing you learn at university prepares you for teaching in rural areas. Having to...
South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’
South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’
Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they’ve qualified. It’s a global phenomenon, and one that...
Call for tougher action on sex pest teachers
Call for tougher action on sex pest teachers
Teachers found guilty of sexually assaulting pupils or having relationships with them could be named and shamed in the Government Gazette —...
‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
A plan by the department of basic education to test teachers voluntarily on their subject knowledge has been met with mixed reactions.
Letters to the editor: January 20 to 26 2017
Letters to the editor: January 20 to 26 2017
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the...
Letters to the editor: January 13 to 19 2017
Letters to the editor: January 13 to 19 2017
Teacher tests will fail
Department juggles teacher numbers
Department juggles teacher numbers
South Africa is projected to have a surplus of 81 725 teachers by 2020.
Women teachers prey on pupils
Women teachers prey on pupils
Although most cases of sexual misconduct at schools involve male teachers, authorities are seeing a number of women teachers engaging in sexual...
Let's support, not scare off, new teachers
Let's support, not scare off, new teachers
There is a disjuncture between the school’s expectations and the expectations and needs of the novice teacher.
Pupils Speak Out: Unqualified, disinterested teachers debilitate learning
Pupils Speak Out: Unqualified, disinterested teachers debilitate learning
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by South African pupils about the problems they...

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