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Teen suspended over sexual assault

2014-05-23 22:21

An Orange Farm school pupil accused of sexually assaulting about seven girls at his school will be suspended, the Gauteng education department says.

New system to monitor teachers

2013-02-11 10:03

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced her department’s plan to do away with time books and introduce an electronic system to monitor teacher attendance at schools.

Ramphele: SA education like a sinking ship

2012-10-25 11:19
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The state of education in South Africa is like a sinking ship and it is time that pupils and parents insist on their rights.

No end to Northern Cape pupil intimidation

2012-10-05 20:12

Pupils who returned to 41 schools that had been closed due to service delivery protests in the Northern Cape are still being intimidated, Naptosa says.

Talks on Northern Cape education continue

2012-09-20 21:35

Negotiations to solve the Northern Cape's education crisis are continuing, officials say, with various groups meeting with principals and parents to try and find solutions.

Call for moratorium on 'model C' bonus ban

2012-01-13 22:30

Regulations barring former Model C schools from paying teachers bonuses should be put on hold, the National Professional Teachers' Association of SA says.

Teachers can help prevent crashes - union

2011-10-04 22:10

Teachers can help create road safety awareness and help prevent accidents, trade union Naptosa says.

Education failing, teachers say

2011-06-28 21:37

The evidence is overwhelming that education is failing, the National Professional Teachers' Association of SA says.

Teachers reject scrapping of grammar

2011-03-04 14:30
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The scrapping of grammar teaching in schools is "problematic" because it will negatively affect literacy, particularly among second language students, says the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA.

Teacher leave abuse concerning - union

2010-12-14 08:24

Abuse by teachers of the leave system must be condemned, the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA has said.

Education braces for shutdown

2010-08-20 16:08

With fewer than 70 days to go before matric final exams, school governing bodies and the education department are bracing themselves for a possible shutdown of schools.

Naptosa: Don't keep us waiting

2010-07-20 18:25

Teachers' union Naptosa says its members will not wait indefinitely for government to put a reasonable offer on the table to resolve a wage dispute.

Unions to tackle teacher absenteeism

2010-01-11 21:13

Three education unions have banded together in a bid to improve the education system and will focus on teacher absenteeism, a timetable for pupils and unprofessional conduct.

 

Motshekga: Boosting teacher quality vital

2013-07-31 07:27

The quality of education relies heavily on the quality of teachers and their ability to deliver the curriculum, Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Sadtu commends matric results

2013-01-03 13:33

Sadtu has commended teachers for their contribution towards the improved matric pass rate, while slamming the Department of Basic Education director general Bobby Soobrayan.

Some Northern Cape pupils still staying away

2012-10-08 14:24

Schoolchildren have not returned to three schools in Olifantshoek after the September holidays, the Northern Cape education department says.

Northern Cape schools back to normal

2012-09-26 17:20

Children in the Northern Cape have returned to 41 schools previously closed because of intimidation, the provincial education department says.

Zuma praised but oversights questioned

2012-02-10 18:00

Observers have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's focus on economic development in his State of the Nation address, but said he neglected other areas of concern, notably mining regulation.

Naptosa wary over school admissions

2011-12-09 22:44

Placing children in schools in a bureaucratic way would likely undermine the delivery of quality education, says Naptosa, a teachers' union.

Govt urged to listen to teacher unions

2011-07-21 21:42

Governments trying to improve education standards ignore the voice of teacher unions at their peril, Education International president Susan Hopgood says.

Govt: Grammar staying in syllabus

2011-03-04 22:59

There is no intention to remove the teaching of grammar from the school syllabus, a spokesperson for the minister of basic education has said.

Assessment exams 'chaotic'

2011-02-10 12:06

The Annual National Assessment exams to test pupils' literacy and numeracy have been "chaotic" due to poor administration, a teachers' organisation says.

Union leaders warn about exams

2010-08-24 07:49

The September exam is hanging in the balance if the countrywide civil servants strike continues much longer, but a decision is up to government, union leaders say.

Dept: W Cape matrics will be ok

2010-08-19 16:27

Despite a significant number of Western Cape teachers going on strike, the province’s education department says it is confident that its matrics will remain unaffected.

Education not essential: Naptosa

2010-02-17 07:35

Declaring education an essential service will not improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools according to Naptosa.

Focus on 'gateway' subjects

2010-01-07 11:42

Matric exam results were pleasing but poor results in "gateway" subjects like maths and English are a concern, says the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA.

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