Dept violated agreement on assessments - teacher unions

2015-09-21 18:59

Government’s announcement that the Annual National Assessments will take place in December violates an agreement to develop a new "diagnostic tool” to replace them, teacher unions say.

Xenophobic attacks disrupting education - Naptosa

2015-04-20 18:49

Foreign children attending school in South Africa have been affected by the recent xenophobic attacks, the National Professional Teachers Organisation of SA says.

Education system responding to Caps - Naptosa

2015-01-06 09:00

The drop in the 2014 national matric pass rate to 75.8% shows the system is responding to the new curriculum, teachers' union Naptosa says.

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

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.


Teacher unions thrilled as national assessments are postponed

2015-09-11 16:49

The basic education department has decided to postpone the administration of the Annual National Assessment to February next year following the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union’s decision to boycott the tests.

Public sector strike threat looms

2015-03-29 07:56

Talks are continuing between the government and public sector unions as their existing agreement expires on Tuesday.

Decrease in 2014 results to be expected - Naptosa

2015-01-05 22:58

The decrease in the matric pass rate is to be expected due to efforts to improve the quality of education, teachers' union Naptosa says.

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.

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