Department of Education

 
KZN school lunches may be off menu
KZN school lunches may be off menu
Come Monday, tens of thousands of children at KwaZulu-Natal schools are at risk of missing their only meal for the day — unless companies...
‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
‘Teachers will baulk at tests’
A plan by the department of basic education to test teachers voluntarily on their subject knowledge has been met with mixed reactions.
Back to school for gymslip mothers
Back to school for gymslip mothers
Schools may soon be banned from forcing girls who have given birth to remain at home for months — or even more than a year — before...
'​We need national buy-in to provide sanitary pads to poor women and girl learners'
'​We need national buy-in to provide sanitary pads to poor women and girl learners'
The Kwazulu-Natal department of education is distributing free sanitary pads to girl learners who cannot afford to buy them as part of an...
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
Tensions simmer over first-year university enrolments for 2017
The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned that students will revolt if the department of higher education and training reduces...
​Don’t blame neoliberalism, blame the state
​Don’t blame neoliberalism, blame the state
POVERTYEducation, healthcare, housing, electricity, water and other essential services can be provided by the market or by the state, and...
[Video]Pupil transport: How far would you walk to get an education?
[Video]Pupil transport: How far would you walk to get an education?
The M&G visited Nquthu, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where we documented the plight of learners in the area, revealing their daily struggle to get to school.
A present with poor education leads to a future with no hope
A present with poor education leads to a future with no hope
A better life for children, is a better life for everyone. No South African child should suffer a poor education, especially when they are so...
School textbooks present Mandela as 'messianic myth'
School textbooks present Mandela as 'messianic myth'
The “mega myth” of former president Nelson Mandela as “messiah” and saviour is actively being strengthened in school history textbooks...
Motshekga to challenge textbook ruling
Motshekga to challenge textbook ruling
The basic education department will approach the Constitutional Court to appeal against a ruling over the delivery of school textbooks in...
DA's find not textbooks but leftover manuals, says department
DA's find not textbooks but leftover manuals, says department
Limpopo's education department on Thursday called false claims that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo.
Human rights commission to probe Limpopo school toilets
Human rights commission to probe Limpopo school toilets
The South African Human Rights Commission will investigate sanitation in schools across Limpopo after a grade R pupil fell into a pit toilet and...

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