ARTICLES RELATING TO DONALD GRANT

Western Cape teachers to write tests

2014-03-26 15:35

About 700 Western Cape teachers had applied to write competency tests to enhance the credibility of the National Senior Certificate Examinations, the province says.

950 000 pupils at Western Cape schools

2014-01-15 12:18

Western Cape schools were expecting at least 950 000 pupils to enrol on the first day of teaching, the provincial education department says.

200+ W Cape schools get no-fee nod

2013-10-14 17:11

Struggling parents of children in more than 200 schools in the Western Cape will be granted the opportunity for exemption from school fees.

Western Cape dept to appeal school's ruling

2013-08-21 14:42

The Western Cape education department will seek leave to appeal a court ruling setting aside a decision to close 17 schools, education MEC Donald Grant says.

DA used pupil to promote party - ANCYL

2013-08-07 21:05

The ANCYL in the Southern Cape has accused the DA of using pupils to promote the party during a by-election.

2 appear for Cape Town school shooting

2013-06-13 22:00

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Glenrico Martin have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

School closures in 'children's interest'

2013-06-10 19:45

The process leading to the decision to close 17 Western Cape schools was procedurally fair, lawyers acting for the provincial education department have argued.

Teacher whips mentally handicapped boy

2013-05-28 13:11

Labour relations officials have been asked to investigate a teacher who apparently whipped a 7-year-old mentally handicapped boy with a plastic pipe.

Shot Cape Town school pupil dies

2013-05-15 14:17

A teenage boy who was shot at a Cape Town high school has died, Groote Schuur hospital has confirmed.

Strike and be disciplined, teachers warned

2013-04-23 22:27

Teachers joining a planned SA Democratic Teachers' Union protest march will face disciplinary procedures, the basic education department says.

Schools stay open as MEC loses court bid

2013-04-12 22:01

The Constitutional Court has refused Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant leave to appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to keep 17 schools in the province open.

School closures: MEC heads to ConCourt

2013-03-27 11:29

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant has approached the Constitutional Court directly for leave to appeal an order to keep 17 schools open after he had decided to close them.

Pupils expelled for school sex video

2013-03-06 11:05

Three Cape Town pupils who took part in a sex video while on school grounds have been identified and expelled, according to a report.

Textbooks delivered on time - dept

2013-01-08 22:13

At least 98% of textbooks had been delivered to inland schools ahead of the first day of school, the basic education department says.

Court ruling 'disappointing' - MEC Grant

2012-12-21 22:24

An interdict halting the closure of 17 schools in the Western Cape was a "loss of opportunity" for learners, provincial education MEC Donald Grant has said.

Last-minute reprieve for W Cape schools

2012-12-21 14:21

The Western Cape High Court has instructed provincial education MEC Donald Grant to re-instate leases and basic services to 17 of the 18 schools he intends to close.

Reprieve for four Cape schools

2012-12-19 20:25

The closure of four Western Cape schools will be stopped if certain conditions are met, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Court to rule on Cape school closures

2012-12-19 08:06

The Western Cape High Court is set to make a ruling on an application to halt the closure of 18 schools in the province.

Urgent court bid to halt school closures

2012-12-07 12:20

An urgent application to halt the closure of 18 schools will be heard in the Western Cape High Court just two weeks before the new school year, according to a report.

Court to hear bid over Western Cape schools

2012-12-03 11:17

An urgent application to halt the closure of 18 schools will be heard in the Western Cape High Court this week.

Western Cape schools take fight to court

2012-11-21 10:58

All 20 Western Cape schools facing closure at the end of the year are seeking an urgent interdict to compel the provincial education department to keep them open.

ANC to fight Western Cape school closures

2012-10-17 09:34
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The ANC in the Western Cape has vowed to take court action against the provincial education department over the closure of 20 schools, saying it is an issue that goes beyond party politics.

Western Cape adds new teacher posts

2012-08-08 22:00

At least 154 additional teaching posts have been allocated to schools in the Western Cape, the province's Education MEC Donald Grant says.

Mary Robinson reads to SA children

2012-08-06 15:08

Former Irish president and UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson has visited Gugulethu to attend a handover of a container library at Vuyani Primary School.

Cosatu vows to fight school closures

2012-06-29 20:10

Cosatu has vowed to fight the Western Cape's plan to close 27 under-performing schools and called for the dismissal of the MEC.

 

Pupil gets a zero for swearing

2014-02-06 15:29

A pupil's matric result has been declared null and void after he swore in an examination paper, a spokesperson for Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says.

Western Cape honours top students

2014-01-14 20:08

Scores of Western Cape matriculants have received cash prizes and special awards at a ceremony at Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's Leeuwenhof residence in Cape Town.

Western Cape ready for matric exams - MEC

2013-10-07 13:28

Nearly 60 000 candidates will sit national senior certificate exams in the Western Cape, the provincial education department says.

Cape schools close amidst gang violence

2013-08-14 20:40

Fourteen schools in Cape Town, will be closed the next two days because of gang violence threats, Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says.

Western Cape school closures set aside

2013-07-31 13:12

Two judges have set aside a decision to close 17 Western Cape schools at the end of last year, saying the reasons for the closures were inadequate and irrational.

MEC wants Sadtu to pay for schools

2013-06-11 19:23

The Western Cape wants teacher union Sadtu to pay the legal costs should 17 schools in the province lose their legal battle to stay open.

Western Cape schools case back in court

2013-06-10 14:15

Communities were not properly consulted before a decision was taken to close a number of schools, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

2 appear for schoolboy shooting

2013-05-27 16:36

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Enrico Martin have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

Cosatu threatens to join teachers

2013-04-24 16:47

If calls by protesting Sadtu members are not heeded, Cosatu members will join them on the streets, its Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich has vowed.

Sadtu protest a threat - Cope

2013-04-23 17:39

A national protest planned by the SA Democratic Teachers' Union poses a threat to the country's education, Cope says.

Cash incentives for Western Cape schools

2013-04-03 11:47

The Western Cape education department has set aside R30m of its annual budget to reward schools for good performance in literacy and numeracy, according to a report.

Western Cape schools interdict explained

2013-03-20 14:30

The reasons for granting an urgent interdict stopping the closure of 17 schools have been handed down by the Western Cape High Court.

ACDP: Teacher assault immoral

2013-03-05 22:27

The reported assaults on a Western Cape school teacher were "immoral behaviour", the ACDP says.

Western Cape has high hopes for 2012 class

2013-01-01 20:47

The Western Cape is confident its matriculants have done well, Education MEC Donald Grant said on Tuesday.

ANC hails 'landmark' schools judgment

2012-12-21 16:21
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The Western Cape High Court ruling to halt the closure of 17 schools in the new year is a groundbreaking judgement, provincial ANC chairperson Marius Fransman has said.

Western Cape school closures halted

2012-12-21 10:45

The Western Cape High Court has granted an urgent interdict to halt the closure of 18 schools in the province.

School closures: Parents vow to fight

2012-12-19 18:12

Dozens of parents and teachers banged on court furniture and chanted the words "not without a fight" in the Western Cape High Court.

Court hears bid to halt school closure

2012-12-18 18:11

A full bench of the Western Cape High Court began hearing argument in a court bid to halt the closure of 18 schools on the Cape Flats and further afield.

Western Cape MEC queries schools' court bid

2012-12-06 10:48

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant has questioned which of the 18 schools that lodged a court bid to stop their closures were "genuine" applicants.

Cape schools seek urgent interdict

2012-11-28 19:19

Eighteen schools in the Western Cape are seeking an urgent interdict to prevent the education department from closing their doors at the end of the year.

Challenge for 'Nelson Mandela' matrics

2012-10-21 22:01

Gauteng's education department says the spotlight on this year's matrics, most of whom were born in 1994, is to see how they carry the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Western Cape to close 20 schools

2012-10-16 13:10

Twenty Western Cape schools will be closed at the end of this year, and not 27 as originally planned, provincial education MEC Donald Grant says.

Cape education dept plans placements

2012-08-07 20:06

Western Cape pupils whose schools are closed will be moved to facilities with better opportunities, the provincial education department says.

Protest against Cape education MEC

2012-07-16 18:19

About 50 people have protested outside the Western Cape provincial government building in Cape Town to demand the sacking of provincial Education MEC Donald Grant.

Cosatu: Fire Western Cape education MEC

2012-06-21 09:31
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Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant should be sacked because of 27 schools facing possible closure in the province, Cosatu says.

 
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