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Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe

    Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
    Zuma ignored treasury, NEC on higher education
    President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on fee-free education appears to have come against the advice of the treasury and without consulting the...
    Wits staff set to strike
    Wits staff set to strike
    The University of the Witwatersrand has given its workers an ultimatum to accept the salary increase it has put on the table or forego an annual...
    ‘Sex pest claim got me fired’
    ‘Sex pest claim got me fired’
    A University of Free State (UFS) employee who was fired for allegedly lying on her CV claims she was actually dismissed for charging her supervisor...
    Pit toilet case: 'Accidents do happen'
    Pit toilet case: 'Accidents do happen'
    After a meticulous case was argued by Michael Komape’s family — about why the state was liable for the family’s pain and suffering,...
    Partial settlement agreed in Michael Komape case
    Partial settlement agreed in Michael Komape case
    The defendants in the Michael Komape case have already settled...
    Michael Komape's school needed new toilets over a decade ago
    Michael Komape's school needed new toilets over a decade ago
    The former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School told the Limpopo High Court today that she made repeated requests for new toilets for the school...
    Michael Komape: Court hears Limpopo education dept planned pauper burial
    Michael Komape: Court hears Limpopo education dept planned pauper burial
    The Limpopo High Court heard yesterday that the provincial education department was planning to give Michael Komape a pauper burial, after learning...
    ‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
    ‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’
    Counsel for the state this week said that providing toilets at public schools cannot “solely” be the responsibility of the department of...
    Toilet into which Michael Komape fell was carelessly maintained, court hears
    Toilet into which Michael Komape fell was carelessly maintained, court hears
    Mehlodumela Primary School began asking for new toilets from the Limpopo department of education six years before little Michael Komape fell into a...
    A mother grieves: Our family is devastated
    A mother grieves: Our family is devastated
    The image of a boy’s hand sticking out of a pit toilet is printed on the white T-shirts worn by people huddled together in a packed courtroom at...
    Michael Komape’s death haunted his sister’s dreams for over a year, court hears
    Michael Komape’s death haunted his sister’s dreams for over a year, court hears
    Little Michael Komape loved books, he spent most of his time reading. He was a good listener, did not like to fight and was very neat.
    School tried to conceal Michael Komape’s death, court hears
    School tried to conceal Michael Komape’s death, court hears
    The Limpopo High Court heard today how the governing body of Mahlodumela Primary School and its management team tried to conceal the news of the...