Grade 9 may be an exit point for schooling

2019-09-26 21:32

Grade 9 may soon be an exit point for schooling as the Department of Basic Education works on introducing a general education certificate.

Motshekga distances herself, education department from spokesperson's 'naked display of chauvinism'

2019-08-14 12:58

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has distanced herself and her department from half-naked pictures shared alongside the department's "Read to Lead" initiative on Twitter.

Moving Lesufi away from education a big mistake - Angie Motshekga on new Gauteng cabinet roles

2019-05-30 21:24

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga believes that moving Panyaza Lesufi away from the Gauteng department of education is a big mistake.

Hundreds of pupils march to Luthuli House to demand ANC top six's attention

2019-04-08 18:13

Hundreds of members of the Congress of South African Students march to Luthuli House, interrupting an ANC top six meeting.

Basic education minister ‘evading her responsibility' – Equal Education

2019-03-12 22:37

Lobby group Equal Education says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga is "evading her responsibility to provide school infrastructure that is conducive to quality teaching and learning".

More school racism claims: Parents protest outside Hoërskool Stilfontein, call for help from Motshekga

2019-01-15 19:13

Racism allegations have surfaced at yet another North West school, requiring the intervention of North West Education MEC Sello Lehari.

Motshekga tasks team with developing a 'more Afrocentric' history curriculum

2018-12-19 11:04

In a step towards the decolonisation of education in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has reappointed a history ministerial task team to review the curriculum and make it more Afrocentric and relevant to South African pupils.

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.

WATCH: Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thurday evening the overall results of the class of 2017 together with the results of top achieving students in the country. Watch

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R12m in 5 years on legal costs for basic education dept

2019-09-26 18:41

The department of basic education has been embroiled in various cases of litigation over the past five years, costing it more than R12m.

Bullying, intimidation rife in SA schools compared to other countries - survey

2019-07-02 17:28

A worldwide survey of teachers and principals from schools in 48 different countries has found that South Africa has the highest rate of bullying and intimidation among pupils.

Angie Motshekga's performance contract must be made public - Equal Education

2019-05-30 18:38

Angie Motshekga's reappointment as Basic Education Minister means she must now demonstrate the "urgency" in meeting her mandate, says Equal Education.

Pit toilets could be eradicated within 2 years 'if all goes well' - Motshekga

2019-04-08 16:51

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is confident that, if all goes according to plan, pit toilets can be eradicated within two years.

Almost 4000 pit latrines in SA's schools, zero target set 'within the next 3 years'

2019-03-11 13:19

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said she is confident that her department will eradicate the remaining 3 898 pit latrines in the country's schools 'within the next three years'.

'We are proud of you,' Motshekga tells class of 2018 boffins

2019-01-03 14:30

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has hosted a breakfast for the class of 2018's top matric achievers.

'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.

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