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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

Avethandwa Nokhangela drowned at an Equal Education camp, and her family wants answers

The family of a drowned schoolgirl says NGO Equal Education must explain why it allowed learners to swim at a dangerous beach with no lifeguards

‘W Cape, fix unplaced pupils crisis’

Civil rights organisations want the department to find a permanent solution to the problem

Education department to run campaign against bullying

Incidents of violence and bullying at schools have been on the spotlight recently

Adam Habib’s bullying antics go on abroad

His demeaning behaviour at Wits was publicly exposed – yet forgiven – in London

Eastern Cape teenager drowns during an Equal Education leadership camp

The provincial department of education has called for a full investigation into the tragedy, while the organisation said an internal inquiry would be done by the Equal Education Law Centre.

Section 27 back in court to argue for the eradication of pit toilets in Limpopo

Section 27 says the plans the Limpopo department has provided for getting rid of pit toilets are not clear and offer no timelines

‘I am ashamed to say I teach at Klipspruit-West school’

The Eldorado Park school that chased Lesufi away four years ago is still in limbo without a permanent principal and infrastructure is deteriorating

Bullying overwhelms teachers and education system

The suicide of a learner and graphic footage of how she was bullied has highlighted the issue once more, but teachers say they are overwhelmed

‘Hopefully, it’s all been digitised . . .’

Actually, digitising archives is far more complex, expensive and arduous than it sounds

Noncedo Madubedube: A fighter for equal education

Noncedo Madubedube was exposed to inequality in the school system when she was a girl. Now she is at the forefront of the battle for equality

‘I was bullied and I still carry the scars’

Bongekile Macupe had self-esteem issues because of how she was belittled in primary school.

Destruction of UCT’s special collections is less than imagined

But among the items destroyed were 3 000 films in the African Studies collection

Parents, be the change you want to see and vote for your SGB

It’s no good complaining about your child’s school if you don’t participate in the school governing body elections

No mercy for teachers who are found guilty of misconduct

New regulations give direction on what sanctions should be imposed on disgraceful teachers, including lifetime bans for serious offences

Funding bombshell leaves law students in limbo

Wits sent students notices stating that they were liable for tuition, allowance and accommodation costs for 2020. The bombshell was dropped on the students in the last week of March.

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