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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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Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

Can you get reinfected with Covid-19? SA has ‘4 000 potential reinfections’

Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave

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