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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.

Student funding scheme drops Wits law students

Students were told that the scheme would no longer fund them and that they were also liable for 2020 fees and all other study costs

The plight of the ‘missing middle’ is no joke, Nzimande

Parents who, on paper, look like they can afford to pay their children’s university fees often can’t. They also miss out on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its...

New VC at WSU aims to restore tarnished jewel

Professor Rushiella Songca has ambitious plans to improve the performance of the institution

Debt drives students to despair

Thousands of students, who owe billions of rands in outstanding fees to universities, can’t get their qualification certificates and so can’t get jobs

Universities should transform their methodology

By using a more transformative approach, research in communities can contribute to socioeconomic upliftment

More than a month since schools opened, some learners are still without schools

Provincial departments of education blame late applications and building budget constraints as reasons some learners are still not in classrooms

Cabinet to receive proposal on university student funding by June

Amid a continued national shutdown of universities, Blade Nzimande told parliament that government was collecting data of students’ historical debt
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