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Schools: Confusion rather than clarity and confidence reign

The way in which Angie Motshekga has handled the reopening of schools has caused many people to lose confidence in her

Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week

Matric class hits 80% pass mark for the first time

With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results

Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness

It’s all systems go for the matric 2019 final examinations, save for a shortage in Afrikaans markers

The standards that matter

Children are unlikely to excel in schools that are falling to pieces.

Holding government to account

Court action to enforce minimum norms for school buildings comes not a moment too soon.

Crisis at schools goes unreported

No national statistics exist for corporal punishment in South African schools and although it is illegal, it is still commonly applied.

Anger tears Pretoria East school apart

Parents claim child abuse and financial mismanagement is rife at Glenstantia Primary School but expert says teachers often lack support.

Matric pass rate may be deceiving

There are other factors to consider before we celebrate the 'improved' quality of our schooling.

Pupils with disabilities ‘ignored’

The National Development Plan renders people with disabilities, at least 6% of South Africans, invisible.

Sadtu backs down from strike but goes to court

Eastern Cape matrics are safe from a teachers' strike for now but tensions remain high as Sadtu takes the department of education to court.

Teachers on warpath in E Cape as strike talk escalates

About 53 000 Eastern Cape teachers have moved closer to striking as their union talks tough, setting Friday as the deadline for government to respond.

Together step by step

Rebuilding education will have to be incremental and all will have to help.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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