Enock Mpianzi, the 13-year-old Parktown Boys' High School Grade 8 pupil who drowned at the Nyati Bush and River Break lodge during an orientation camp, was the fifth child to die at the notorious lodge since 1999.
All Gauteng public school trips, where activities are water related, will now be approved by the education department's head office and not by the district or schools themselves.
A boy disappears (and later dies) and all the men in charge of the boys agree on a brotherhood of silence and a conspiracy of lies – if not by commission, certainly by omission, writes Rams Mabote.
School governing bodies also have to accept that risks do materialise and that it is vital they have policies and procedures in place to ensure the school's response is effective on all fronts. A concern in the current case is the lack of comment from the governing body, writes Parmi Natesan and Muhammad Seedat.
While Parktown Boys' High School pupils taking part in a Grade 8 orientation camp were struggling in the Crocodile River during a water activity, teachers who had accompanied them were playing games, according to reports.
Parktown Boys' High School says it has noted that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi would be laying charges against it in the next 48 hours.
A Grade 8 pupil at Parktown Boys' High School allegedly repeatedly warned camp facilitators that he had last seen Enock Mpianzi struggling in the water and that he had gone missing, but was ignored.
Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge did not refuse and deny the South African Human Rights Commission and Enock Mpianzi's family access to the its property, its lawyers have said.
Women and Men Against Child Abuse calls for the suspension of Parktown Boys' High School's headmaster pending an inquest into Enoch Mpianzi's death.
Holding a sign reading "a black child's life is worth less than the price of a life jacket”, Natalie Ridgard says Parktown Boys' School pupil Enoch Mpianzi’s death was “grossly negligent”.
The Gauteng Department of Education has appointed an independent law firm to investigate Enoch Mpianzi's death, due to inconsistencies in "alleged facts" surrounding the turn of events at the camp.
A preliminary report by the Gauteng Education Department finds that the Grade 8 orientation camp of Parktown Boys' High in North West where Enock Mpianzi died, was not approved by the district and head offices.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is expected to release the report into the death of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi, who drowned at a Parktown Boys' High School Grade 8 orientation camp last week.
All eyes will be on the Gauteng education department when it releases its report into the death of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi, who drowned at a Parktown Boys' High School Grade 8 orientation camp.
One of the last pupils to see Enock Mpianzi struggling in a river, is now traumatised by the sound of water and has not showered since his friend's drowning a week ago.
The EFF has offered the services of three high-profile lawyers to the family of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi as they seek answers on the death of their son.
No roll call was done by Parktown Boys' High School before Grade 8 pupils departed for their orientation camp last week and that caused confusion when some learners were unaccounted for, Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge has said in a statement.
The family of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi believes the owners of Nyati Bush and River Break lodge in North West are hiding the details surrounding his death.
SA Human Rights Commission officials have encountered a locked gate at Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge near Brits in the North West, where they were meant to conduct an inspection of the scene where 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi died.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she will investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of pupils Enoch Mpianzi, 13, and Keamohetswe Seboko, 13.
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