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Summing up the legal battles fought for better schools

We summarise the legal battles fought to improve the quality of education in South Africa.

From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools

People are living in some of the many schools that have been closed because of low enrolment numbers. Others are used as business premises

Motshekga airs basic education’s infrastructure budget woes

During the department's budget vote speech, the minister emphasised that budget cuts will make it difficult to deliver safe infrastructure

Equal Education must get its facts straight

'The article’s unsubstantiated information is best described as an attack on the CDC’s integrity'

Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death

The state said they should not have known that the toilet Michael Komape drowned in was unsafe for use.

How much longer for better school infrastructure?

Equal Education and pupils frustrated by the long wait for better school infrastructure picketed outside the basic education department's office.

Dodgy data leads to flawed plans

Provincial plans for school infrastructure should be made public to ensure correct needs are met.

Pupils lift lid on Tembisa toilets

Residents are auditing sanitation at schools to ensure the government keeps its promises.

New Mpumalanga schools sweep the board

Mpumalanga has replaced 14 substandard rural schools with two state-of-the-art institutions.

School infrastructure: How NGOs are planning to get the message across

NGOs consider using soccer clubs, traditional healers, churches and even shebeens to tell SA about government's plan to fix school infrastructure.

Unite both the head and the hand

We can overcome education models that still entrench social divisions.

In Queen’s Mercy, pupils pull back from the brink

Equal Education activists help rural Eastern Cape school to find its voice and stand up for the right to education.

Keeping the passion for teaching alive

Young teachers need support so disillusionment does not drive them away from the profession.

Our courts are schooling the state

With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.

Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo

Priority rescues must be planned for schools where pupils' safety and health are now at risk.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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