More than 28 000 Gauteng pupils still need to be placed

2018-01-16 18:20

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says 2 565 of the 31 000 pupils who had not been registered with schools have been placed, leaving 28 435 of them still without a place.

High Court sets aside bid to have Hoërskool Overvaal admit 55 English-speaking learners

2018-01-15 16:39

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside the decision by the Gauteng education department to admit 55 learners to be taught in English, into Hoërskool Overvaal, an Afrikaans medium school.

Repairs for storm-damaged and vandalised Gauteng schools will cost R140m

2018-01-07 16:30

The repair bill for Gauteng schools which were damaged during a recent storm or vandalised during the holidays will tally up to R140m, the provincial education department has said.

Gauteng has a maturing, stable and improving provincial education system - MEC Lesufi

2018-01-05 14:11

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has congratulated committed educators in the province for ensuring a 85.1% pass rate for the nearly 100 000 full-time learners who wrote the National Senior Certificate examinations.

Lesufi warns Gauteng matrics against 'pens down parties'

2017-11-28 14:28

The Gauteng Department of Education has warned celebrating matric pupils against participating in "pens down parties".

Pretoria residents warned to brace for taxi march

2017-11-07 20:17

Residents from Pretoria have been warned to brace themselves for the National Taxi Alliance march, to the Department of Transport and the Union Buildings.

Gauteng opens online school admissions system for late applicant

2017-11-01 22:07

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened the online admissions system for 2018 to late applicants.

Matric pupil allegedly assaults teacher with brick

2017-10-25 19:25

A matric pupil has been removed from a school in Randfontein after he allegedly used a brick to assault a teacher.

'Perturbed and angry' Makhura appoints team to tackle school sex assault

2017-10-19 19:39

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a committee to improve school safety in the wake of sexual assaults claims at schools.

DA calls for commission of inquiry into school sexual abuse in Gauteng

2017-10-17 15:53

The DA in Gauteng has written to the government demanding that a commission of inquiry be established into the increase in sexual abuse at schools in the province.


'My life is at risk, but I am not scared' - Panyaza Lesufi on threats

2018-01-16 17:03

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has revealed that he feels his life is in danger after he and his family received threats.

Fedsas hopeful all 30 000+ Gauteng learners will be placed in schools

2018-01-08 17:13

Poor planning is to blame for the more than 30 000 Gauteng Grade 1 and 8 pupils, who have not yet been placed at schools for 2018, says the CEO of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools.

30 000+ Gauteng learners still not placed for school

2018-01-07 15:30

More than 30 000 Gauteng learners applying for Grade 1 and 8 have still not been placed for the 2018 academic year, provincial education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said.

Alleged victimisation by principal forces 14 teachers to resign at Bryanston school

2017-12-05 17:22

The Gauteng education department says fourteen teachers at Bryneven Primary School have resigned in the space of 12 months after they were allegedly victimised by the school's principal.

Sexual assault claims at primary school: Lesufi slams principal

2017-11-23 16:17

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has reprimanded senior management officials at a primary school in Diepsloot for only alerting him to alleged cases of sexual misconduct after he received enquiries from the media.

Pupils affected by taxi strike will be allowed to write exams

2017-11-06 20:23

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged parents to take precaution and prioritise safety during the national taxi strike.

Matrics who missed exams due to Black Monday given concessions

2017-10-30 17:23

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has granted concessions for matric pupils who arrived late for their final exams as a result of delays caused by Black Monday protests, the department has confirmed.

Financial strains may mean some pupils won't find schools in 2018 - Gauteng MEC

2017-10-22 13:01

The Gauteng Department of Education is under immense financial pressure, which may lead to students not being placed in a school next year, MEC Panyaza Lesufi has warned.

Sexual assault is too much for my 7-year-old, weeps Soweto mom

2017-10-18 19:32

The mother of a Grade 2 pupil who is among the 87 girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a school guard has been left shattered by the pain and trauma her little girl has suffered.

Gauteng pupil arrested for allegedly raping another pupil

2017-10-16 21:07

A Grade 10 pupil from a Benoni school has been arrested and later released into his parents' care after he allegedly raped a Grade 8 pupil.

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