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Two MECs fail to understand their harmful blunders

The Western Cape’s Debbie Schäfer missed the point about racism and the North West’s Mmaphefo Matsemela undermined the dignity of a young man

MECs, not Angie, have to fix schools

Contrary to popular belief, the real power in education lies not at state level but with the provinces

Cape Town school to decide on way forward following video of teacher slapping pupil

The education department has asked the public not to conclude that the incident is racially motivated until the investigation has been completed

Parents, W Cape education department clash over Rustenburg school racism allegations

Parents are outraged after the Western Cape education department denied that black teacher Nozipho Mthembu was mistreated

Western Cape schools plan is ‘undemocratic’

Legal amendments undermine democratic governance and are not in pupils’ best interests

#WeBelieveThem: Feminist caucus calls for end to ‘culture of silence’ in NGO sector

The statement comes after details of Equal Education’s institutional failure to address sexual harassment allegations emerged

Equal Education meets with WC education dept over sexual harassment claims

The organisation says it now has three separate processes currently running to investigate allegations of sexual harassment

W. Cape suspends Equal Education’s school operations after sexual harassment claims

Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said that the allegations of sexual harassment - revealed last week by the Mail & Guardian — were “most concerning”

More than 11 000 pupils yet to be placed in Western Cape schools

"About 130 000 learners from other provinces and 2 000 learners from other countries have relocated to the Western Cape"

Sans Souci Girls’ High allowed discrimination, says Western Cape education department

The department launched a probe into the school's code of conduct and hair policy on September 1.

Western Cape education MEC’s battle with Equal Education could have an end in sight

The frosty relationship between MEC Debbie Schäfer and members of EE looks set to be thawed after she agreed to meet with them next Monday.

Dear MEC Schäfer: Our schools are unsafe. Will you take action or fail us – again?

In this open letter, a Grade 10 learner reminds Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer about the dangers he and many others face in their schools.

​Equal Education and school pupils protest about school safety outside Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer’s home

They claimed an audit on school safety, sent to Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer's office two months ago, was being ignored.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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