Panyaza Lesufi

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

Lesufi suspends Parktown Boys’ principal after student’s death

Malcolm Williams has been suspended following the death of grade 8 learner Enoch Mpianzi

Ring the bell: School is back in session for the 2020 academic year

Provincial departments of education have reiterated their readiness for the 2020 academic year. As such, teaching...

‘Bright’ learner fatally shot outside Katlehong school

The child was caught in the crossfire of an alleged shootout between two rival taxi associations

The art of flouting security

The Gauteng DOE has ticked all the boxes in terms of security for its schools. Yet,there has been a seeming increase in incidents at schools

Crime in schools costs the Gauteng department of education R121-million

In less than eight months the department has had to dig deep in it’s purse and use millions that could have provided much needed resources in schools

Schools shouldn’t be political bait

If the state allows disgruntled citizens to gamble with the future of schoolchildren, we will not fix the inequalities that cripple the country

Lesufi back in education a day after being sworn-in as finance MEC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura bows to pressure inside and outside the ANC, returning Lesufi to his former post

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

Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools

New application system allows children to apply for schools further than 30km from their home -- with 320 000 spaces available

Autistic children welcome

A new centre offers hope to families needing support for children with special needs

School closes after walkway collapses, killing 3 pupils

Speaking at the school this morning, Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi said 21 pupils were in hospital

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it