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Bongekile Macupe

Bongekile Macupe

    Payment delays anger students
    Payment delays anger students
    Students are gearing up to write their mid-year exams but about 110 000 of them, nearly half of those who have been approved for bursaries and...
    ‘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...
    Pandor: How to fix former black universities
    Pandor: How to fix former black universities
    Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says the shortcomings of some of the country’s previously disadvantaged universities are because of poor...
    Rural teachers to get critical backup from assistants
    Rural teachers to get critical backup from assistants
    The department of basic education is undertaking a major effort to improve literacy and numeracy in three of the country’s most rural provinces....
    Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
    Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
    Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wanted to be an A-rated internationally recognised scientist. She never had ambitions of becoming a vice-chancellor...
    Eight years for striking one match
    Eight years for striking one match
    Khaya Cekeshe badly wanted to study law at the University of the Witwatersrand but his parents couldn’t afford the fees.
    National bus strike hurts struggling UJ students
    National bus strike hurts struggling UJ students
    Thousands of University of Johannesburg (UJ) students have been missing lectures and tests because they, like so many other commuters, have been...
    Late payday highlights plight of grade R teachers
    Late payday highlights plight of grade R teachers
    Grade R teachers in KwaZulu-Natal were paid several days late this month — highlighting the fact that these foundation-phase educators have...
    Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls
    Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls
    The Eastern Cape education department predicts it will have eradicated all mud schools in the province by 2022 — six years later than...
    No relief for the Komape family
    No relief for the Komape family
    The family of Michael Komape did not hear Judge Gerrit Muller say the word “dismissed”, rejecting their damages claim for pain and suffering....
    Court dismisses damages claim by Komape family
    Court dismisses damages claim by Komape family
    It took Judge Gerrit Muller of the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo about 15 minutes to hand down judgment after a wait of just over two years from...
    Call for probe as pads pile up in KZN
    Call for probe as pads pile up in KZN
    At least two teacher unions in KwaZulu-Natal say the provincial department of education is “in crisis” and that its project to distribute...