Department of Basic Education

 
America’s right is lobbying against South Africa’s sex education syllabus
America’s right is lobbying against South Africa’s sex education syllabus
Conservative “pro-family” advocacy groups with US ties are targeting increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans...
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
Michael Malapane is from the Free State. But like so many other South Africans he has long left the place of his birth in search of economic...
Vodacom has partnered with government for teacher development
Vodacom has partnered with government for teacher development
In 2008, the Vodacom Foundation entered into a partnership with the department of basic education (DBE) to establish the Mobile Education Programme...
Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness
Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness
Umalusi — the quality assurance in education and training body — has...
Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students
Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students
The Department of Higher Education and Training plans to spend R20.4 billion on South Africa’s 50 technical and vocational education and training...
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is holding its ninth national congress at a time when violence at schools seems to be on the...
Plan outpaces the learners and teachers
Plan outpaces the learners and teachers
I recently bumped into a friend who is an experienced teacher at a suburban primary school and who generally loves his work. But he says he is...
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most inclusive and progressive in the world, a hard fought achievement to be proud of. Under section 29...
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates attending the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) national...
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The EFF leader admits he bought the vehicle but denies there was a link to the now defunct bank
Schools expel children with no IDs
Schools expel children with no IDs
Two children, then aged eight and 14, from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape had to leave school in 2015 and sit at home after being chased out of...
Broken teachers, broken children – the high cost of matric
Broken teachers, broken children – the high cost of matric
The toll of the grade 12 exam is mounting, given the increasing demands on teachers and learners attempting to make up for 11 years of a...

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