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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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs