The defence force only re-employed the woman after being threatened with litigation
However, minister Angie Motshekga says the department is fast tracking the improvement of infrastructure at schools
The council received 169 corporal punishment complaints in 2020-21
Two learners were hit over the head by two teachers, but they continue to work
The effects of global warming are negatively affecting mental well-being and will only accelerate in the future, according to a new report
Advocacy group Equal Education says Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs must tell court why they shouldn’t be jailed or fined for contempt over failures of the national school nutrition programme during the pandemic
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Depo-Testosterone has been out of stock since December last year, possibly increasing the risk of serious physical and mental health problems
The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations
The advocacy group contends that teaching should not be deemed an essential service
The poor state of Makangwane Secondary School’s infrastructure came to a head in January, when a corrugated iron roof blew off
Organisations in the sector have vowed to review their policies on sexual misconduct
The judge dismissed their R2-million claim for constitutional damages, saying justice would be better served if all pupils had safe toilets
Former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School told the court that she made repeated requests for new toilets for the school from as far back as 2004.
Nuanced debates are needed to have meaningful conversations about South Africa, 20 years into our democracy.
But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
President Jacob Zuma’s laughing off Nkandla in Parliament and the police minister’s report into the saga are examples of corruption denialism.
Workers afflicted with silicosis and/or TB launch historic class action lawsuit for compensation.
Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.
The community healthworker system is in chaos, leaving vulnerable communities at risk.
In this 2014 interview, former Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane says that detractors are still alive is proof of the good work under his watch.
The basic education minister claims the Limpopo textbook delay did not violate pupils’ rights.
The basic education department will appeal a court ruling despite hundreds of pupils not having all their textbooks months into the school year.
Rent arrears have shut a clinic’s doors – just 500m from the Free State health MEC’s office.
Have lessons from the 2012 textbook crisis led to reforms that will ensure it can’t recur?
Three organisations have launched a handbook, "My Teacher Hurt Me, What Should I Do?", that aims to "manage sexual abuse in schools".
Activists says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan misrepresented the true state of the country’s health in his budget speech.
Priority rescues must be planned for schools where pupils’ safety and health are now at risk.
The SA Human Rights Commission and rights activists have called for the eradication of pit latrines at schools after a child died in one this week.
At least in one in every five public health facilities in the country has run out of HIV and/or TB drugs in the last two months, says a report.
Meals are back in 11 Limpopo schools after legal action, but the lost teaching time worries principals.