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Fees free fall, independent schools close

Parents have lost their jobs or had salaries cut; without state help the schools just can’t survive

Another teachers union calls for schools to be closed

Naptosa says it is irresponsible to keep schools open and that this is affecting the mental and physical health of teachers and learners

Public participation in education under threat

Motshekga’s reported plans to make it easier to close schools could jeopardise pupils’ rights.

Mpumalanga’s failing independent schools face closure

The education MEC in Mpumalanga has said independent schools in the province face closure if they fail to produce a matric pass rate of at least 50%.

St Augustine College closes doors over financial crisis

St Augustine College in Johannesburg will have to sell its campus and suspend undergraduate studies because of debt.

Grant: Keeping WC schools open has consequences

The Western Cape education department will seek leave to appeal a court ruling setting aside a decision to close 17 schools.

W Cape schools will not be closed

A decision to close 17 Western Cape schools at the end of last year has been set aside.

Confusion over WCape school closures judgment

Protesters were left disappointed outside the Western Cape High Court when it emerged judgment was not expected in the school closures case.

School closure case ‘political’

DA lashes ANC for opposing closures in Western Cape while it closes schools in other provinces.

Grant: Sadtu must pay for schools’ legal costs

The Western Cape wants teacher union Sadtu to pay the legal costs should 17 schools in the province lose their legal battle to stay open.

Education department’s legal woes far from over

Storm clouds loom over basic education's "inadequate" standards and unmet deadlines, writes Victoria John.

Interdict halts closure of Western Cape schools

An interdict halting the closure of 17 schools in the Western Cape was a "loss of opportunity" for learners, provincial education minister has said.

Western Cape schools seek urgent interdict over closures

Eighteen Western Cape schools and Sadtu have taken the provincial education department to court over school closures.

Seven Western Cape schools spared closure

Seven of the 27 Western Cape schools that faced possible closure will stay open, the province's education department has announced.

Political woes fuel school protests

Public protector fails to get Northern Cape town to reopen schools that have been closed for months.

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