ARTICLES RELATING TO COSAS

Cosas condemns use of education to protest

2014-08-29 21:06

The Congress of SA Students has condemned the use of education as a lever during protests.

1000s turn out for Mamelodi march

2014-04-11 13:23

Thousands of school pupils from various schools in Mamelodi in Pretoria have participated in a march in support of a schoolgirl allegedly raped by her teacher, the Congress of SA Students says.

Cosas retracts Madonsela nose comment

2014-03-25 14:21
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Student body Cosas has retracted its comment that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has a "big, ugly nose" after a scolding from the ANC, but it did not apologise.

Cosas welcomes Soobrayan ruling

2014-02-20 12:27

Students group Cosas has welcomed the disciplinary hearing ruling that basic education department director general Bobby Soobrayan is not guilty of wrongdoing.

ANC warns Cosas about rape remarks

2013-07-23 21:32

The ANC has called on Cosas not to take the law into its own hands by castrating rapists.

Sadtu wants education DG fired

2013-02-12 19:54

Disgruntled SA Democratic Teachers' Union members have protested in Pretoria, demanding the axing of basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan.

Cosas wants failed pupil promoted

2013-01-17 14:37
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The Gauteng education department says it is dealing with a demand by Cosas that a Grade 11 pupil be promoted even though he failed, and has denied that classes are being disrupted.

Cosas backs Zuma, call for unity

2012-11-09 15:38

The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) have came out in support of a second term for President Jacob Zuma and have called for "unity and stability" within the African National Congress.

Textbook delays barbaric: Cosas

2012-07-03 21:00

Textbook delivery delays in Limpopo are a "barbaric act", says the Congress of SA Students.

Protesters hitching rides as march takes toll

2011-10-27 21:09

The last leg of an ANCYL economic freedom march is underway, with several people seen alternating between walking and hopping onto buses and taxis, while the braver were still on foot.

First stage of ANCYL march complete

2011-10-27 17:36

ANC Youth League members have completed the first stage of their three-stage march for economic freedom.

Mpumalanga Cosas backs Malema

2011-04-02 19:34

The Congress of SA Students in Mpumalanga says that it is behind the ANC Youth League president Julius Malema serving a second term.

Cosas won't support Julius Malema

2011-03-24 11:34
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The Congress of SA Students says it feels that Julius Malema is giving the youth movement a bad name, and will not back him for a second term.

Teen in court for stabbing teacher

2011-03-18 11:38

A 17-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a teacher at a Soweto high school is set to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court.

Students urged to hit teachers back

2011-03-16 14:00
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The Congress of SA Students has called on schoolchildren to retaliate when they are being hit by teachers.

18 EC pupils held at protest

2010-09-21 13:02

Eighteen high school pupils have been arrested in Qumbu during disruptive protests against writing preliminary exams, say Eastern Cape police.

Cosas to continue with talks

2010-09-20 15:24

Talks between the education department and the Congress of SA Students on whether to postpone writing matric preliminary examinations will continue today.

Cop in court for fatal shooting

2010-09-17 07:42

A policeman arrested in connection with the shooting of a schoolgirl during an exams protest in the Free State has appeared in court, as students protested outside.

Cosas suspends strike - for now

2010-09-16 16:22

The Congress of SA Students has called on protesting pupils to go back to school but not to write preliminary exams until it meets with the education department.

DA backs Motshekga on exam stance

2010-09-15 20:03

The DA has welcomed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's stance that pupils who boycott preliminary exams will not get free marks worth 25% of their final grade.

Prelims uninterrupted in Gauteng

2010-09-14 20:06

Grade 12 pupils at schools in Sharpeville have been prevented from writing Gauteng Grade 12 preliminary exams - the only ones in the province to have had problems on the day.

GP MEC hands out study material

2010-08-19 17:18

Gauteng's MEC for education has handed out study material booklets to parents and pupils at a school in Alexandra as part of the department's contingency plan during the strike.

Cosas to support Mashatile

2010-04-30 18:06

The Congress of SA Students has announced it intends supporting Paul Mashatile for a second term as ANC Gauteng chairperson.

Pupils bay for Jub Jub's blood

2010-03-17 22:44

Promising to come armed with bricks and stones, pupils will return to the Protea Magistrate's Court for Jub Jub's bail hearing and say they will kill him if he gets bail.

Start supps in Grade 8 - union

2010-01-28 21:12

Pupils should start supplementary examinations in Grade 8 to reduce the drop-out rate, the South African Democratic Teachers' Union says.

 

ANCYL condemns Joburg pupils' protest

2014-07-31 19:45

The ANC Youth League has condemned the looting and vandalism of shops and stalls in the Johannesburg central business district by protesting schoolchildren.

UDM outraged by attack on Madonsela

2014-03-27 17:52

The United Democratic Movement has accused the ANC and its affiliates of waging an aggressive and concerted campaign to undermine trust in the public protector.

ANCYL, Cosas must answer for Madonsela remarks

2014-03-24 11:27
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The ANC Youth League and student body Cosas must explain their "disparaging" comments about Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the governing party says.

Low voter registration among youth

2013-10-20 21:01

A low percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 35 have registered for the forthcoming general elections, the Progressive Youth Alliance says.

Student congress threatens rape castration

2013-07-23 14:27
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The Congress of SA Students has threatened to castrate rapists because they don’t want communities to “live in fear” anymore.

Cosas against education as essential service

2013-02-05 13:37
102 comments

The Congress of SA Students says it is against education being declared an essential service.

'Bully' shooting: Cosas to search learners

2012-11-22 22:26

The Congress of SA Students says it will begin its own searches of learners following the shooting of an alleged bully at a Gauteng school.

Cosas to protest Western Cape school closures

2012-08-13 10:41

Cosas intends protesting this week against the possible closures of 27 Western Cape schools and says it will mobilise affected pupils to "protest" and commit "acts of civil disobedience".

Matric results in newspapers 'traumatic'

2011-11-25 11:42
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The Congress of South African Students is calling on pupils to boycott newspapers that publish matric results, saying this causes unnecessary trauma.

ANCYL march reaches JSE

2011-10-27 17:36

ANC Youth League members have arrived at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton just in the second stage of their economic march to freedom.

Police identify people in CBD unrest

2011-08-31 20:38

The police have identified people involved in acts of violence associated with ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's disciplinary hearings.

Malema support splits Cosas

2011-03-29 22:32

The Congress of SA Students in the Free State is backing ANC Youth League president Julius Malema for a second term, despite the national leadership supporting the league's Gauteng chair Lebogang Maile.

Calls for stability in Gauteng education

2011-03-18 22:27

Stability is needed in education in Gauteng, the provincial branches of Cosatu, Sadtu, Cosas, the ANC and SACP say.

Ignore call to hit teachers - DA Youth

2011-03-16 21:13

Pupils must ignore the call by the Congress of SA Students to hit back when they are being hit by teachers, the DA Youth has said.

Cosas urges teachers to volunteer

2010-09-21 21:13

The Congress of SA students has urged teachers to give voluntary lessons during the school holidays.

Probe into school disruptions

2010-09-20 19:04

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union will investigate allegations that teachers dismissed schools early to attend a union meeting.

No exam mark-up for matrics

2010-09-18 22:20

The Congress of SA Students' demand to increase the final examination marks of pupils by 25% has officially been rejected by the Department of Basic Education.

Mpumalanga prelims to be disrupted

2010-09-16 22:23

Mpumalanga schools' preliminary examinations are under threat as the Congress of SA Students allegedly intends disrupting them.

Sadtu questions matric plan

2010-09-15 22:16

Sadtu says it is concerned that the Department of Education's recovery plan is targeted at helping only matrics catch up on work missed because of the public service strike.

Call for Motshekga to intervene

2010-09-15 17:25

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga must intervene in the disruption of Grade 12 preliminary examinations, says the National Congress of School Governing Bodies.

Write your prelims, matrics urged

2010-09-14 16:10

Refusal to write preliminary examinations, which the Congress of SA Students is advocating, will badly affect pupils' perception of their readiness for the matric exams, warns an academic.

Close Afrikaans schools - Cosas

2010-04-30 22:16

The Congress of SA Students has called for the immediate closure of Afrikaans medium schools.

Cosas: Boycott Jub Jub's music

2010-03-18 18:08

The Congress of SA Students has called on radio stations to boycott Jub Jub's music, saying "we are sick of children being killed by these so-called role-models".

We support Malema - Cosas

2010-02-23 10:38

The Congress of SA Students in Gauteng says it supports ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, as everyone has the right to contest for tenders.

Cosas calls for safe schools

2010-01-13 21:05

Student body Cosas is calling for security to be beefed up in schools to deter criminals who see them as soft targets.

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