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Fred Esbend

Fred Esbend

    Pedal-power to pass over mountains
    Pedal-power to pass over mountains
    Learners who have to walk several kilometres to school in the most rural parts of the former Transkei are to benefit from a pilot project to...
    Eastern Cape frustrations continue
    Eastern Cape frustrations continue
    For five years, says Sadtu, the provincial Department of Education has failed to pay cash bonuses, leave gratuities, salary adjustments, relocation...
    'Please give us teachers'
    'Please give us teachers'
    Education authorities in the Eastern Cape are once again under fire for failing to deal effectively with problems besetting schooling.
    Absentee educators fingered
    Absentee educators fingered
    A recent head count undertaken by the Eastern Cape education department points to rampant truancy amongst its approximate 74 000 teachers.
    Sentencing of brutal teachers causes uproar
    Sentencing of brutal teachers causes uproar
    A regional court magistrate in the former Transkei has dispelled claims by the office of the Minister of Education Kader Asmal that his 'lenient”...
    Schools take another battering
    Schools take another battering
    The snow and gale-force winds that hit the Eastern Cape last month will adversely affect results at the end of the year, educationists are...
    Fading away from neglect
    Fading away from neglect
    "Teaching as a profession in South Africa is fading. It is a worrying factor. Where do we go wrong? Without education no country will survive!”...
    Corruption buster back on track
    Corruption buster back on track
    After numerous death threats, the Eastern Cape's education chief Modidima Mannya quit his job and fled the province on Tuesday, January 23 -- but...