Education

Summit to explore redefining the future of education

‘If education must address the needs of society, then we have to adapt to the current and future needs’

Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool

Technology is one tool in a larger arsenal for a superior educational experience, and teachers must be continually trained to use it

Limpopo principal is the world’s best

The head of a primary school near Tzaneen won the title for his leadership and contribution to education

Project to give away 100 000 books to encourage childhood literacy

It will also support practitioners at 40 early childhood development centres to make use of a literacy-themed learning programme and provide practical training and materials to caregivers

Covid children’s project teaches crucial lessons

Early childhood development programmes can provide crucial services with the correct support

It’s back to school for the 16 000 teachers on special leave for comorbidities

People at early childhood development are still fighting to get Covid-19 vaccinations

Children’s conversion therapy up for discussion in new bill

Conversion therapy in LGBTQIA+ children is discrimination on the basis of gender and sexuality under the constitution of South Africa; yet it is still not prohibited under the Children’s Act of 2005. An amendment seeks to change that

Challenge to state as learners miss out on daily meals

Advocacy group Equal Education says Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs must tell court why they shouldn’t be jailed or fined for contempt over failures of the national school nutrition programme during the pandemic

Early childhood development teachers to move to basic education department from April next year

The long wait to move early childhood development teachers to the department of basic education will be over in nine months, but this does not mean all of them are yet in line to be vaccinated

Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer

People who have had Covid-19 in the past 30 days or who have had a flu shot in the past 14 days will be vaccinated at a later date

Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date

More than half a million basic education-sector workers are set to receive the vaccination in the next two weeks

Soweto teacher dismissed for the alleged repeated rape of a learner

The learner was 13 when the alleged rapes started, and they continued for two years until she asked to be moved to another school

School bullies: ‘Hurt people hurt people’

Schools cannot resolve a child’s abusive behaviour alone — parents and society teach them to bully

To succeed, learners need help in making the right subject choices

Every year an average of 300 000 learners leave school before reaching matric. Rather than waiting for young people to become disengaged, there are easy ways we can set them up for success

Learners moving to other provinces puts education departments under pressure

Gauteng and the Western Cape struggle to put children in class, but Limpopo and the Eastern Cape are closing schools as enrolment plummets

Parktown Boys’ principal to be reinstated after losing job over Enock Mpianzi’s death

Gauteng department of education says it is disappointed with the education bargaining counsel’s order to reinstate Malcolm Williams

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
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