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Building bridges across the unequal education divide

Sharing resources can ensure no child will be left behind

Some stimulation of children is better than none at all

The women who run early childhood centres in informal settlements frequently go without salaries and let children attend free of charge

School dropout Rose Kashaka’s passion for education

Poverty forced her to drop out of school in Zimbabwe, but now she is helping children in her neighbourhood learn to read and write

SAHRC hearings: The lies and incompetence behind bullying and crimes in schools

Some principals do not have the skills to compile bullying reports; others fear being victimised. This has led to children battling the scourge alone

Students temporarily kicked out of dormitories in Turkey after Magashule’s foundation fails to pay rent

At least 40 student beneficiaries of the foundation were briefly rendered homeless after their rent was not paid for more than two years

Covid cases rise as some learners expected to return to school full time in July

The Northern Cape department of education has had to close more than 70 schools in the past three weeks because of high numbers of Covid infections

After Avethandwa: Basic education department to review excursions outside school hours

Avethandwa Nokhangela drowned at an Equal Education camp in the Eastern Cape, but the provincial department of education has distanced itself from the tragedy

Ngcukaitobi joins panel probing learner’s drowning at Equal Education camp

The independent panel will make recommendations on restorative justice for Avethandwa Nokhangela's family

Educators only fined up to R5 000 for corporal punishment, SAHRC hears

Commission questions gaps in the law regarding corporal punishment and sexual assault

Limpopo social development lambasted for not supporting Mbilwi school after suicide of Lufuno Mavhunga

The department appeared before the commission hearings on issues of bullying and corporal punishment in schools

Abusive teachers still slip through system, council for educators admits

The council told the Human Rights Commission that “systemic gaps” and weak controls mean teachers found guilty of offences could still be found in the system

Kaluke Mawila: The university campus principal who leads from the heart

It was people’s warmth towards Kaluke Mawila that set the tone for how she manages the George campus of Nelson Mandela University

Principals put lid on learner abuse

The Human Rights Commission inquiry into bullying and sex at schools in Limpopo has heard that some principals don’t report cases of a sexual nature that involve teachers and learners

‘Teachers do not know better than using corporal punishment’

This was revealed on the second day of provincial hearings into bullying, corporal punishment and sexual relations between teachers and learners by the Human Rights Commission

School contact sports suspended due to rise in Covid-19 cases, cluster outbreaks

Education department implements the ban with immediate effect and will monitor the situation until outbreaks cease

Limpopo teachers put fingers in primary schoolchildren’s underwear, SAHRC hears

The Human Rights Commission in Limpopo is hosting hearings into bullying, corporal punishment and the sexual abuse of learners by teachers in the province

Pandemic leaves 1.4bn learners worldwide behind on education

Human Rights Watch warns that learners may take years to recover from the damage caused by school closures

Academic activism is key for democracy

South Africa’s universities have an important role to play as they overcome legacies of inequality
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