As much as our bodies need to occasionally detox, we also need a mental and spiritual detox, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Grade 9 may soon be an exit point for schooling as the Department of Basic Education works on introducing a general education certificate.
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.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga believes that moving Panyaza Lesufi away from the Gauteng department of education is a big mistake.
Hundreds of members of the Congress of South African Students march to Luthuli House, interrupting an ANC top six meeting.
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".
Racism allegations have surfaced at yet another North West school, requiring the intervention of North West Education MEC Sello Lehari.
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 Minister Angie Motshekga has committed to abide by the Presidency's instructions for an audit of school sanitation facilities within three months.
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.
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
The department of basic education has been embroiled in various cases of litigation over the past five years, costing it more than R12m.
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 reappointment as Basic Education Minister means she must now demonstrate the "urgency" in meeting her mandate, says Equal Education.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is confident that, if all goes according to plan, pit toilets can be eradicated within two years.
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'.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has hosted a breakfast for the class of 2018's top matric achievers.
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.
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.
A total of 3 366 Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils still need to be placed in schools, says Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
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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