Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Condolences are pouring in for the late Eastern Cape education MEC, Mandla Makupula, who die don Monday morning after a long illness.
The country’s professional body for teachers has failed to strike off the roll a headmaster who was fired for sexually harassing three schoolgirls and then beating them for rejecting his advances.
Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula has placed the head of department Mthunywa Ngonzo on precautionary suspension.
Mandla Makupula, who had been the MEC of education since 2010, has been described as a humble and approachable person.
Of the 212 teachers in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth still waiting to be paid, only 177 will receive their salary by August 8. For the rest, it is more uncertainty.
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