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Low-fee independent schools ignored

These schools cater for the poorest urban learners but they are battling to keep their doors open.

The girl who fell out of school

The Free State education department and a special needs school have failed to enrol a pupil in class despite a court ordering them to do so

Human lives matter more than education, but humans can still learn

The lockdown has exposed gross inequalities in education and society, but also gives us the opportunity to find new solutions

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

‘Move away from shallow history’

The basic education department’s task team says a deeper connection to the subject must be nurtured

Magashule associate convicted over corrupt tender

The court found Mohlouoa “Blacky” Seoe guilty of bribing Lioma in order to influence a tender for learning materials

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"

Manana’s Cubana assault co-accused to plead guilty

​The two men believed to have taken part in former deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana's assault on three women will plead guilty.

Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard

Religious and nonprofit groups play an important role in providing food to students, but sometimes this is not enough.

Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’

Education authorities face R1.5bn worth of claims, with Limpopo being the worst culprit.

Department assets attached after teachers not paid

The basic education department owed R28-million to Eastern Cape teachers, resulting in its assets being attached.

Sadtu threatens KZN education dept with mass action

Sadtu has vowed to strike if the education department doesn't address what the union's long-standing issues, such as unpaid salaries.

Editorial: Government must answer on education

Education prospects are looking grim for South Africa's school pupils, and government is now compelled to respond. What is its diagnosis?

M&G Hangout: EC schools left in the dark

We speak to our education reporter about her experience in the Eastern Cape where too few teachers and appalling toilets seem to have become the norm.

World Bank: Education the only way to reverse inequality in SA

A sobering World Bank report has found that poor South African kids are unlikely to escape poverty due to persistent social and economic inequalities.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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