Economy is at a crossroads, says Creecy

2014-11-20 19:28

The weakening current account deficit and rising public debt highlights the need for fiscal consolidation, says Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy.

Gauteng improved its revenue: Creecy

2014-07-24 16:20

The Gauteng provincial government has improved its revenue from R2 620bn to R4 344bn over the past five years, finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Gauteng govt fails DA report card

2014-01-14 12:13

The DA has scored Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane four out of 10 in its provincial government report card.

Township schools outperform model C schools

2014-01-07 22:29

For the first time since the dawn of democracy, township schools have outshone model C schools with matric results in Gauteng.

Crimeline for youth launched in Gauteng

2013-10-31 07:14

An initiative to make schools safer has been launched by the Gauteng education department, the police and Crime Line.

Faith issue in schools tackled

2013-03-18 20:40

A team of faith-based organisations is to develop an "anti-harmful" religious strategy in schools, Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Lightning victims sedated, stay in ICU

2013-02-13 21:59

Two King Edward VII School boys are sedated and still in intensive care at Netcare Milpark Hospital after being struck by lightning, doctors say.

ANCYL spokesperson nominated for NEC

2012-12-18 20:37

Former Gauteng Housing MEC Humprey Mmemezi and former ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy were on the list of nominations for the ANC's NEC at the party's Mangaung conference.

Boy shoots 'bully' at Gauteng high school

2012-11-20 20:55

An East Rand Grade 11 pupil has apparently shot dead a fellow pupil he accused of bullying him, a Gauteng education official says.

Gauteng schools to get more classrooms

2012-09-04 18:56

A total of 93 schools in Gauteng will get more classrooms before the next academic year, says Education MEC Barbara Creecy.

MEC: School bullying under-reported

2012-08-21 21:36

Bullying is a serious problem for Gauteng schools, but the true scale is not known due to under-reporting, provincial Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Gauteng schools without textbooks - DA

2012-07-30 15:37

Some Gauteng primary schools are without textbooks like many of their counterparts in Limpopo, the DA in the province says.

Help stop abuse at schools: Creecy

2012-07-03 14:33

Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy has appealed to youth organisations to help eradicate drug and alcohol abuse, and rape at Soweto schools.

Fraud-accused priest's schools scrapped

2012-05-08 21:52

Two Gauteng schools owned by a 73-year-old priest accused of bribery and misusing education subsidies have been scrapped, Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Pregnant girls 'must return to school'

2012-03-09 18:10

Girls who fall pregnant at school have to be encouraged to return and finish their education, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Gauteng focusing on school drop-outs

2012-03-09 11:47

The high number of drop-outs from Gauteng schools will be the focus of an education indaba underway in Johannesburg.

No arrests for school latecomers - dept

2012-02-13 22:38

School latecomers will not be taken to the police station, but their parents will be contacted, a Gauteng education official says.

Top Joburg school probes mock-rape claims

2012-02-06 17:26

A top Johannesburg school is probing claims that senior boys made new juniors mock-rape a chair and a bus seat on a school outing, says an official.

Gauteng ready for 2012 school year - MEC

2012-01-15 23:11

Thirty-six new schools will be opened in Gauteng for the 2012 academic year, Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Pupils to get homework help

2011-11-03 22:34

Pupils at under-performing primary schools will be provided with assistants to help them with their homework, Gauteng education authorities say.

Twelve Gauteng schools to be probed

2011-11-01 22:12

Twelve independent Gauteng schools that refused to co-operate with an assessment will be investigated, the provincial education department says.

Gauteng pumps R3bn more into education

2011-07-12 20:43

The Gauteng education department will have R3bn more to spend, with more than R1bn to be spent on training 21 000 teachers, building 700 classrooms and a free meal for pupils.

School audits a waste of money - DA

2011-06-01 21:21

Financial audits of 85 Gauteng schools are a waste of money, the Democratic Alliance says.

Creecy 'paid consultant to write speech'

2011-04-20 12:33

The DA has slammed Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy for paying a consultant R18 081 to write her 2008/9 financial year budget speech when she was sport MEC.

Senye in court over pupil assault

2011-03-14 11:50

Sadtu members have braved the wet weather to support chairperson Moss Senye, whose case for allegedly assaulting a pupil was postponed to May.


Open tender process for Gauteng

2014-11-10 18:40

The Gauteng transport department and Gauteng treasury are piloting a new open tender process for the province.

Gauteng improved its revenue: Creecy

2014-07-24 16:15

The Gauteng provincial government has improved its revenue from R2 620bn to R4 344bn over the past five years, finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Creecy: Gauteng setting the pace on empowerment

2014-01-08 08:34

Gauteng's matric figures show that the province is setting the pace when it comes to empowerment, education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Gauteng matric results highest in 20 years

2014-01-07 16:16

The Gauteng matric pass rate increased to 87% in 2013, making it the best matric result for the past 20 years.

MEC announces school registration period

2013-04-08 14:41

Parents of school-going children in Gauteng will have to finalise admissions earlier than usual.

Gauteng steps up youth unemployment fight

2013-03-06 19:12

Gauteng aims to fight youth unemployment through a technical education project, says Education MEC Barbara Creecy.

Gauteng govt gets mixed score from DA

2013-01-08 18:46

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane deserves modest appraisal despite some improvements while her Cabinet deserves some praise, the DA says.

ANC feels the heat in Mangaung

2012-12-17 16:11

Pieces of paper and even name tags have fluttered as delegates at the ANC's conference venue tried to cool themselves down in Mangaung.

Gauteng education dept 'wasting money'

2012-09-05 16:59

The Gauteng education department has been accused of wasting millions of rand of its budget on forensic audits.

MEC: Textbook delivery plans on track

2012-09-04 13:35

Plans for the delivery of textbooks and learning materials for Gauteng schools next year are on track, Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Dept to assess East Rand school

2012-07-30 21:54

The Gauteng basic education department will assess an East Rand school that reportedly does not have workbooks, an official says.

Many Gauteng school buses unroadworthy

2012-07-05 16:17

At least 203 of 485 buses in the Gauteng scholar transport programme are unroadworthy, says provincial Education MEC Barbara Creecy.

Schools need support structures: DA

2012-05-14 14:23

Gauteng schools need to put support structures in place to support troubled pupils and reduce expulsions, says the DA.

School governing body elections under way

2012-03-14 12:00

The Gauteng education department has urged parents to participate in the election of school governing bodies, saying the process is already under way and going well.

Creecy: Dropouts are lost human capital

2012-03-09 13:06

A child who left school early was human capital that was lost to the country and the economy, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Cops wait for school latecomers

2012-02-15 07:18

About 27 pupils who arrived late for school in Soweto have found policemen waiting for them, after Gauteng's education MEC vowed tough action against latecomers.

Cops to deal with school latecomers

2012-02-13 12:19

Pupils who arrive late for school in Soweto will be taken to a police station and their parents will be called to fetch them, the Gauteng education department and Lead SA say.

Holidays over for inland pupils

2012-01-17 21:20

Children in public schools in South Africa's inland provinces are starting the new academic year, the last group in the country to return to their books.

Gauteng matric pass rate gains momentum

2012-01-05 16:00

For the first time in eight years, Gauteng's matric pass rate has risen for a second consecutive year, the province's Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Legislature shown school assault pics

2011-11-02 12:38

A Cope member has shown graphic images of a student who was stabbed at an Ennerdale school to the Gauteng legislature to demonstrate the incident’s severity.

MEC visits De Waal family

2011-10-14 19:01

Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy has visited the family of murdered Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal, to offer sympathy and support.

Creecy gets tough on school late comers

2011-06-04 22:50

If you are still walking to school at 10:00 then you are a truant and it is illegal, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy, says.

Workshops for Gauteng parents

2011-05-29 22:26

Family workshops will be hosted for pupils' parents until October, Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy has revealed.

Churches upset over Satanist comments

2011-03-14 21:43

The SA Council of Churches in Gauteng has expressed "outrage" over a school principal's calling provincial Education MEC Barbara Creecy a "Satanist".

Storm over Creecy criticism

2011-03-11 15:44

The Gauteng ANC says it is fully behind education MEC Barbara Creecy, while Sadtu has distanced itself from a scathing racial attack on her by its Gauteng chairperson.

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