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Pit toilet case: Court hears that Limpopo education dept had funds

2017-11-23 22:48

The Department of Basic Education failed to spend more than R90m, while dozens of schools had no toilets the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Basic education dept was warned of 'sinking' toilets 10 years ago, Limpopo court hears

2017-11-20 20:32

The department of basic education was warned about "sinking toilets" at a Limpopo school 10 years before Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet, court hears.

'It still hurts me,' says father of son who drowned in school's pit toilet

2017-11-14 21:01

The father of a Limpopo school boy, Michael Komape, has testified in court how he was forced to erase photos that were taken of the pit toilet that his son had drowned in.

School closed with no plan - Section27

2014-10-15 17:55

A Northern Cape school that closed over asbestos pollution concerns did so without a plan for the pupils' continued education, legal advocacy group Section27 says.

Group protest in support of SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 21:13

About 100 people protested outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to support a case involving SANDF members allegedly unfairly discriminated against.

Netcare sabotaging market inquiry - TAC

2014-05-28 14:30

The Treatment Action Campaign has accused Netcare of trying to delay and intimidate the market inquiry into the private health sector.

Court to rule on Limpopo textbooks' case

2014-05-06 08:10

The North Gauteng High Court is expected to hand down judgment on an application to force Limpopo education authorities to deliver outstanding textbooks.

Limpopo school toilets 'scary places' - parent

2014-01-30 15:51

A parent has described school toilets in Limpopo as "scary places".

TAC, Section27 outraged by drug patent plot

2014-01-17 19:03

An alleged campaign planned by multinational pharmaceutical companies against proposed South African patent laws has been met with outrage.

Gauteng teacher guilty of misconduct

2013-05-17 20:16

A teacher who allegedly kidnapped, drugged, and raped a schoolgirl, has been found guilty of gross misconduct in a disciplinary hearing.

 

Family of boy who died in school pit toilet 'denied justice'

2017-11-22 08:10

The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Michael Komape's pit toilet death left his siblings reeling

2017-11-16 19:40

The siblings of Michael Komape, a 5-year-old boy who fell into a pit toilet in 2014, were left traumatised and in disbelief in the wake of his death.

Medical aid benefits case to be heard

2015-06-18 09:52

The Western Cape High Court is to hear an application relating to regulations that force medical aids to pay in full for certain conditions.

WMA must recommend Basson sentence - NGOs

2014-10-08 21:08

The World Medical Association must recommend that apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson be struck off the South African medical register, NGOs say.

Dept to challenge textbook ruling

2014-06-02 13:27

The basic education department will approach the Constitutional Court to appeal against a ruling over the delivery of school textbooks in Limpopo.

Dept violated pupils' rights, court rules

2014-05-06 15:05

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that the basic education department violated pupils' rights to education by failing to deliver textbooks in Limpopo.

Textbook fight back in court

2014-03-30 11:01

Limpopo schools are taking the fight for textbooks back to court, says a report.

Limpopo textbook delivery on track - NGO

2014-01-20 15:40

Civil society lobby group Section27 says it is impressed with the state of text book deliveries in Limpopo for the 2014 academic year.

Stop handing out patents – TAC

2013-10-17 12:20

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Lawyer: Well-off schools must serve people

2013-05-09 14:30

Even schools well funded by their pupils' parents still serve their community, a lawyer for Equal Education has told the Constitutional Court.

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