ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Education is the ‘weakest link’

2016-10-16 18:00

Auditor-General finds against the education department for the third consecutive year

‘I am worried... we are losing people’

2015-11-30 06:00

KwaZulu-Natal education department head Nkosinathi Sishi spoke out against the jobs-for-cash scam for the first time after attending the funeral of Thokozani Mkhwanazi (40) in Empangeni last week.

Dept violated agreement on assessments - teacher unions

2015-09-21 18:59

Government’s announcement that the Annual National Assessments will take place in December violates an agreement to develop a new "diagnostic tool” to replace them, teacher unions say.

Cosatu lays charge against Zille for school accident

2015-07-24 18:19

Cosatu has laid a charge of criminal negligence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an accident at a school in Delft that left two pupils injured.

ANC Youth League slams possible Western Cape school closures

2015-06-19 20:20

The possibility of over 300 schools closing in the Western Cape due to low pupil numbers has been slammed by the ANC Youth League, who argue that the move is “heartless”.

School literacy levels 'a catastrophe'

2013-10-22 11:04

An education department official has called for reading to become a national priority, after a study found about 13% of pupils could not read a single word.

 
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Education official escapes disciplinary action as Sjambok school stays open

2015-10-13 17:02

Mpumalanga Education MEC Reginah Mhaule will not take disciplinary action against her departmental head for bungling the process to shut down a private school that beats pupils.

Court rejects bid to compel govt to fix 'dire state' of education

2015-09-18 18:00

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed a bid to compel the government to fix the "dire state" of basic education.

School vandalism, theft down - Western Cape education dept

2015-07-22 15:54

While the Western Cape education department tallies the cost of repairs as a result of theft and vandalism at schools over the winter holidays, it has confirmed a drop in the number of incidents reported.

Learners warned against playing with laser lights

2015-05-04 15:13

Learners found playing at school with laser lights, which can cause blindness, could face expulsion, the Gauteng Department of Education has told Health24.

Limpopo loses R235m it didn't spend

2013-03-27 11:30

The national education department has allocated R175m to the KwaZulu-Natal education department and R60m to the Free State after Limpopo failed to spend it on infrastructure.

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