Health and social services got large allowances, but Gordhan also forked out for teaching wages.
Tougher sanctions might be needed to enforce the laws against corporal punishment, writes Faranaaz Veriava.
A Johannesburg teacher who was suspended for allegedly sending a 16-year-old pupil a picture of himself naked will be back in court in November.
A pupil from Glenvista High School in south Johannesburg has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a teacher and now faces a disciplinary hearing.
Teachers in Mexico have taken to the streets in protest over a new education overhaul in the country.
Thai teachers have been under attack from Muslim insurgents who see them as representatives of the state.
Sunray Primary School is the runner-up in the Schools and Institutions Award.
It is vital for Southa African teachers to be able to use more than one language in their classrooms.
South Africa must do more to overcome the challenges that teachers and learners face in maths and science education.
Pupils are not taught to think, to solve problems or to read independently because most of their teachers do not know how to teach these skills.
Better rewards for teachers must be accompanied by better results in the classroom, says Public service and administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
We speak to our education reporter about her experience in the Eastern Cape where too few teachers and appalling toilets seem to have become the norm.
We chat to our education reporters about the ANC’s announcement to make education an essential service: what does this mean and will it have any real effect?
Too much emphasis on money and maintaining the status quo is defeating the point of education.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) has stated that teachers must be on time, on task, thoroughly prepared and behave professionally.
Teachers need the space to study, revise, prepare and create good teaching material instead of dedicating so much time to "senseless administration.
A pupil laments the horrific conditions at his rural Eastern Cape school.
Below is a shortened version of the Budget Speech presented by MEC Senzo Mchunu on behalf of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education.
Senzo Mchunu is a hands-on man who is very realistic about the immense challenges that his department faces.
KwaZulu-Natal education minister Senzo Mchunu has warned teachers who used corporal punishment to discipline pupils that they could lose their jobs.