ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

Sasco: NSFAS was out of order

2014-09-18 18:38

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme was out of order when it told poor students at the Tshwane University of Technology there was no funding for fees, the SA Students Congress says.

Hundreds of schools don't have basic services

2014-09-18 12:40
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Hundreds of public schools remain without piped water, electricity and sanitation, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

TUT lifts suspension of SRC

2014-09-17 23:16

The management of the Tshwane University of Technology has lifted the suspension of the institution's Student Representative Council.

TUT student boycott continues

2014-09-17 05:00
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Classes would not resume at the Tshwane University of Technology as scheduled by the institution's management, TUT's suspended SRC says.

No racism complaint laid - university

2014-09-15 22:11

No complaint has been laid about an alleged racist incident that happened outside a University of Pretoria residence.

EE marches for school sanitation

2014-09-13 22:30

Activist group Equal Education has marched to the office of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi in Johannesburg to demand better sanitation facilities in schools.

Work to improve schooling - Zuma

2014-09-12 05:00

Pupils, educators and parents should work together to improve education and learning at schools, President Jacob Zuma says.

‘No road, no school’ protest costs Kuruman pupils a year

2014-09-11 20:18

The Northern Cape “no road, no school” protest will cost about 16 000 pupils a year of learning after a decision was taken that they will repeat their classes in 2015.

VUT denies violent evictions

2014-09-11 07:45

The Vaal University of Technology on Wednesday denied that it had violently evicted students from residences at its Vanderbijlpark campus.

Students: Racist lecturers must be dismissed

2014-09-10 17:05
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Students at the Tshwane University of Technology have claimed that some lecturers were racist, and demanded their dismissal.

Rights of kids kept out of school 'violated'

2014-09-10 11:09

Parents who have prevented their children from attending school in Kuruman in the Northern Cape are violating their human rights, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says.

TUT protesters breaching court order

2014-09-09 20:44

Students behind protests at the Tshwane University of Technology were in breach of an interdict the university obtained earlier this year, the institution has said.

Drug awareness in Eastern Cape school

2014-09-09 19:23

Police have held a drug awareness campaign at a school in Mdantsane, near East London, Eastern Cape police say.

Bus set alight during TUT student protest

2014-09-09 11:10
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Classes have been suspended at the Tshwane University of Technology following a student protest in which a bus was set alight, the university says.

Western Cape optimistic about matric results

2014-09-08 20:33

The Western Cape hopes to increase its number of matric passes this year while ensuring pupils are retained, provincial officials have said.

Language board collapsing

2014-09-07 19:24

The Pan South African Language Board is in a state of paralysis and needs urgent attention, Parliament's portfolio committee on arts and culture says.

UKZN management and students must talk - DoE

2014-09-06 22:28

University of KwaZulu-Natal management and student representatives need to engage in talks to end the strike at the campus, the department of higher education and training says.

Does God belong in schools?

2014-09-05 14:41

Religious groups are outraged that six public schools are facing court action for advertising themselves as exclusively “Christian”. Is it fair? News24 finds out.

Prefects: Initiation 'in boy's best interests'

2014-09-04 10:30
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Prefects at a leading KZN school who “tortured” a 14-year-old boy in an initiation ritual have apologised to the boy, and claim to have “acted in his best interests”.

Ex SANParks CEO elected university leader

2014-09-03 20:06

Former South African National Parks chief executive Dr David Mabunda has been elected to lead the newly established University of Mpumalanga.

SAHRC: Eastern Cape govt violated pupils' rights

2014-09-03 17:23

The rights of some Eastern Cape pupils were violated when the provincial education and transport departments failed to provide them with transport, the SA Human Rights Commission has found.

FEMME: empowering girls through education

2014-09-03 13:55

Several girls drop out of school because they cannot afford sanitary products. FEMME steps in to curb this statistic.

ACDP: Keep Christian teaching in schools

2014-09-02 19:56
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Christian values should remain in schools because the Constitution promotes freedom of religion, the African Christian Democratic Party has said.

Water cannon used against UKZN protesters

2014-09-02 15:39

Water cannon have been used against protesting students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.

 

Coega invests R638m in E Cape schools

2014-09-18 18:04

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has completed sixty school infrastructure programmes across the Eastern Cape in just one year.

TUT students want to be in class - SRC

2014-09-18 05:00

Tshwane University of Technology management and the student representative council have re-opened talks to resolve the ongoing protests at the university.

Sort out the strike at TUT

2014-09-17 06:55

When the negotiations between the TUT management and the SRC commences, who will the students listen to? asks Mandla Mbekwa.

Classes to resume at Vaal University

2014-09-16 05:53

Classes are due to resume at the Vaal University of Technology, the institution says.

TUT classes to resume on Wednesday

2014-09-15 07:18

Classes at the strike-hit Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria will resume on Wednesday, the institution says.

TUT taking urgent steps to reopen

2014-09-13 22:30

The Tshwane University of Technology said it was taking urgent steps to ensure the academic programme resumes at its Pretoria and Ga-Rankuwa campuses after student protests.

Students: TUT strike ends when we say so

2014-09-12 05:00
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The strike at the Tshwane University of Technology will continue until the students decided otherwise, the student representative council has said.

More protests at TUT

2014-09-11 17:41

Students have protested at the Pretoria and Ga-Rankuwa campuses of the Tshwane University of Technology, the university says.

TUT staffers to return to campuses

2014-09-10 21:08

Work at the Tshwane University of Technology is to resume, the university has said.

Disabled kids less likely to go to school

2014-09-10 13:52

Severely disabled children are less likely to get an education, according to recent statistics.

Man scams Eastern Cape schools

2014-09-10 08:39

A scam by a man who claims to distribute computers donated by the office of the Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has hit schools in the province.

'Racist attack' - FS students not guilty

2014-09-09 20:44
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Two men accused of assaulting a fellow student on the University of the Free State's Bloemfontein campus have been found not guilty by the Bloemfontein Regional Court.

Lehohla: Education affected by disability

2014-09-09 19:23

Children are less likely to attend school if they suffer from a severe disability, statistician general Pali Lehohla has said.

Teacher paid boy for sex, photos

2014-09-09 09:05

A Durban teacher and convicted sex predator paid one of his pupils R35 000 over six months in exchange for nude pictures, masturbation videos and sex, a court has heard.

Madonsela: Let Kuruman pupils go to school

2014-09-07 21:27

Public protector Thuli Madonsela has called for a campaign aimed at getting pupils in Kuruman, Northern Cape to go back to school, her office says.

Monitors to watch cheating matrics

2014-09-07 15:44

The Mpumalanga government has appointed fulltime monitors to deal with schools that have a history of incidents of irregularities during matric exams.

End UKZN strike, says ANC

2014-09-06 13:18

UKZN management and student representatives need to engage in serious negotiations so that the impasse between the two can be resolved, the ANC says.

SA needs more teachers - Zuma

2014-09-04 23:03

South Africa needs more teachers in order for the level of education to increase, President Jacob Zuma has said.

UKZN lectures suspended

2014-09-04 14:46

Lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have been suspended after at least three people were injured when protesters and police clashed on the Westville campus in Durban.

Some relief in sight for Eastern Cape pupils

2014-09-03 21:16

Relief may be in sight for thousands of Eastern Cape pupils who have spent the first nine months of this year at schools with teacher shortages.

Running schools like shebeens not helping anyone

2014-09-03 20:01

It is a major concern that some schools hire teachers to teach subjects for which they were not trained, writes Lehlohonolo Mofokeng.

Medunsa students back in class

2014-09-03 16:47

Students at the Medical University of SA (Medunsa) in Ga-Rankuwa are back in class following weeks of striking, the university says.

Tortured pupil claims R2.5m

2014-09-03 11:47

A 14-year-old former pupil of a KwaZulu-Natal school who was allegedly ritualistically tortured by prefects is demanding a multimillion-rand settlement.

DA Youth: Address SRC maladministration

2014-09-02 18:03

Maladministration by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's SRC needs to be urgently addressed, the DA Youth says.

School 'knew teacher was a sex offender'

2014-09-02 10:29
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A prominent Durban high school was warned it had employed a convicted sex pest, and did nothing to arrest his alleged child sex spree, according to a report.

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