'Ex-boyfriend' appears in court for allegedly killing two girls at Stella hostel

2018-05-28 18:28

As family, teachers and friends mourned the deaths of schoolgirls Marna Engelbrecht and Sharnelle Hough, a 19-year-old made his first appearance in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court.

Minister's head should roll over pit latrine deaths

2018-03-22 08:03

The truth is that the will was never there to replace pit latrines. We live in a country where little children drown in faeces at school and the minister remains in her position with yet more empty promises, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Lesufi sets Feb 15 as deadline to place more than 3 000 pupils

2018-01-30 18:08

A total of 3 366 Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils still need to be placed in schools, says Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Don't be chained by disabilities, says SA's top special needs learner

2018-01-05 06:43

The top achiever in the special needs learner category, Joshua Chetty, says he hopes special needs learners will stop being chained by their disabilities and learn not to limit themselves.

National matric results pass rate is 75.1%

2018-01-04 18:34

The 2017 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 75.1% with progressed learners, and 76.5% without progressed pupils.

Motshekga must fast track scholar transport grant - learners

2017-10-07 22:00

Pupils from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have protested outside the Department of Education's head office in Pretoria against the lack of proper transport for students.

Corporal punishment on the rise, says Motshekga

2017-09-15 19:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says corporal punishment appears to be on the rise in schools, despite it being against the law for more than two decades.

Don’t use our banner to support Ramaphosa – ANCWL in KZN

2017-09-05 14:24

The ANC Women's League in KwaZulu-Natal says it will call for Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to be disciplined if she continues to use the league's name to support Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Mamoepa was concerned about challenges facing ANC - Pandor

2017-07-27 19:21

Government communicator and struggle veteran Ronnie Mamoepa was aware and concerned about the challenges the ANC and government are currently facing, urging action be taken, said minister of science and technology Naledi Pandor.

DA to ask Public Protector about education 'Jobs for Cash'

2017-05-25 20:58

The Democratic Alliance is going to ask the Public Protector to investigate the so-called "Jobs for Cash" scandal, since it believes basic education minister Angie Motshekga will not act against Sadtu.

 

Basic Education department to implement urgent sanitation audit following pit toilet death

2018-03-22 15:51

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has committed to abide by the Presidency's instructions for an audit of school sanitation facilities within three months.

Eastern Cape girl’s body lay in school pit toilet overnight

2018-03-15 21:51

As loved ones and school staff searched through the night for 5-year-old Lumka Mketwa, her body was lying in a pit toilet at Luna Primary School, in the Eastern Cape.

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Motshekga applauds Class of 2017

2018-01-04 22:14

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has applauded the Class of 2017, after and increase in the overall pass rate - both with and without progressed learners.

Draft Education Bill attempts to 'fix what is not broken' – WCED

2017-11-15 19:39

While Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has labelled criticism of the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill "apartheid nostalgia", the Western Cape Education Department has raised serious concerns over a bill it says aims to "fix what is not broken".

Catch-up plan for Vuwani students if shutdown ends

2017-09-15 20:55

The basic education department hopes that it will be able to implement a catch-up plan that will help 1 600 matriculants affected by a shutdown in Vuwani, Limpopo, as final examinations loom.

All systems go for Matric final exams

2017-09-15 19:42

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said that all storage points for matric papers have been put to the test as almost 800 000 matriculants gear up to write their final exams.

ANCWL slams Angie Motshekga for 'ruling the league from the grave'

2017-08-26 23:00

The ANC Women's League has publicly rebuked its former president Angie Motshekga on Saturday for allegedly organising events under the banner of the league.

National, W Cape education in showdown over alcohol sales at school

2017-07-07 17:26

The basic education department is considering amending national legislation to nullify a Western Cape education department proposal to allow alcohol to be sold on provincial school grounds.

Motshekga "lacks courage" to reign in Sadtu- DA

2017-05-24 23:01

Democratic Alliance MP Gavin Davis has accused basic education minister Angie Motshekga of cowardice in her reticence to act against the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) because of the ANC's succession battle.

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