PE protest schools re-open 'peacefully'

2015-07-30 13:16

Schools in Port Elizabeth, closed due to protest action since Monday, were re-opened on Thursday without incident, the Northern Areas Education Forum says.

I waited six months to be paid - PE teacher

2015-07-29 14:42

Some teachers in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas are finding it hard to survive because they don't get paid for several months on end, leaving them wondering if they're "nothing but numbers" to the provincial education department.

Getting kids back in class will stop unrest - community member

2015-07-29 11:28

The only way to stop the stoning of cars was to have children back at school, a community activist from the city's Northern Areas says.

Schools in PE's northern areas to re-open on Thursday

2015-07-28 22:37

Schools in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth will be re-opened following protests over the lack of teachers.

Three arrested for public violence in PE

2015-07-28 14:45

Three men have been arrested for public violence in protest-hit Port Elizabeth on Tuesday morning, Eastern Cape police said.

Northern area PE schools to remain closed

2015-07-28 05:13

Three important meetings will be held to discuss the placement of teachers in schools in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth following violent protests by residents.

Protesting Vlakfontein residents block Golden Highway

2015-07-27 22:24

Vlakfontein residents, south of Johannesburg, have blocked the Golden Highway in protest using burning tyres and placing rocks in the road.

Two arrested for public violence in PE

2015-07-27 20:34

Two people have been arrested for public violence following a day of protest which left three people injured and six vehicles damaged in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police say.

Students protest in Stellenbosch over language

2015-07-27 19:24

Stellenbosch University rector and vice chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers has slammed a protest, which broke out in a lecture hall at the university. WATCH

PE community members, police meet over protests

2015-07-27 14:48

Police have cautioned the public in Port Elizabeth to avoid parts of the Northern Areas, after protests over the teacher allocation at schools in the area turned violent.


DA calls on Lili to withdraw 'criminals must be killed' comments

2015-07-29 20:59

The DA says that comments made by ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili that criminals should be "killed immediately and brutally" incites mob justice and must be withdrawn.

State ‘is working on teacher numbers’ in wake of violent protests in PE

2015-07-29 14:24

The shortage of teachers nationwide is increasing dramatically, with only 416 000 teachers for more than 12.8 million pupils.

Tutu back in hospital, PE schools to reopen & small victory against Boko Haram

In today's news headlines: Archbishop Tutu hospitalised again, PE schools to reopen and Nigeria liberates 30 Boko Haram hostages.

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More uncertainty for unpaid PE teachers

2015-07-28 20:23

Of the 212 teachers in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth still waiting to be paid, only 177 will receive their salary by August 8. For the rest, it is more uncertainty.

Rocks hurled at News24 reporter in PE

2015-07-28 11:18

Rocks have been hurled at a News24 reporter in Standford Road in the Northern areas of Port Elizabeth.

Airport poo protesters back in court

2015-07-28 05:10

Sentencing proceedings in the trial of nine men accused of dumping faeces at the Cape Town International Airport are set to continue.

No more violent protests - education forum

2015-07-27 21:56

While schools in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth will remain closed, no violent protests will take place, says the Northern Areas Education Forum.

Protesters desperate about PE's poor state of education - DA

2015-07-27 19:30

Police have reacted with violent force against a community expressing its desperation about the state of education in the north of Port Elizabeth, the DA says.

Journalist attacked and mugged in PE protest

2015-07-27 18:29

A Daily Sun journalist has been hit over the head and robbed during a violent protest in Port Elizabeth.

PE community, police meet over protests

2015-07-27 14:35

Police have cautioned the public to avoid parts of the Northern Areas, after protests over the teacher allocation at schools in the area turned violent. Get the latest on this unfolding situation here.

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