Uitenhage pupils protest outside school over teacher shortages

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Pupils from a Uitenhage school are demanding six more teachers for Grade 10, 11 and 12 classes. They say they have been complaining about the shortage since the beginning of the year.

Girls expelled from Durban school for kissing each other, but they deny it

2018-08-15 05:20

Two schoolgirls have been expelled from classes at a school in Durban for kissing each other.

Pit toilet deaths a reminder of delayed service delivery – Ramaphosa

2018-08-14 17:40

There are still 3 998 schools across the country that only have pit toilets and a further 3 040 schools with proper sanitation as well as pit toilets that have not been demolished, says the government.

Academic studies resume at Fort Hare university after eight-week strike

2018-08-13 17:40

The university has confirmed that academic activity is back to normal at both its campuses.

Are social justice organisations the only hope for true justice?

2018-08-13 14:18

With the increase in the unemployment rate to 27.2% and wide-ranging poverty, government seems to be deliberately closing its ears to the needs of poor black people, writes Zusipe Batyi.

Broken promises, broken dreams

2018-08-12 12:00

More than a decade ago, an Eastern Cape village was promised a ‘proper’ school. Today, all the pupils have are bricks and mortar toilets.

WATCH: Two Gauteng pupils suspended after video of manhandled teacher goes viral

2018-08-10 15:19

Two pupils have been suspended after a video of a teacher being manhandled at a Gauteng school went viral on Facebook.

Violence plagues our places of higher learning

2018-08-05 11:46

Gender-based violence can lead to physical injuries, pregnancies, miscarriages, suicidal thoughts, depression, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Burnout triggers depression

2018-08-05 11:46

Research has shown that exhaustion and stress can have a devastating effect on the mental and physical wellbeing of health professionals.

2019 pupil placements begin in Gauteng – Education department

2018-08-03 22:20

Parents or guardians who applied for Grade 1 and 8 admissions can expect an offer of placement via SMS, the Gauteng Department of Education has said.


Situation calm at UKZN's Westville campus following violent protests over WiFi and NSFAS administration

2018-08-15 15:21

Academic activities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus will only resume on Friday following violent protests at the campus this week.

Curro exceeds 50 000 learners, plans to expand further

2018-08-14 21:07

With a revenue increase of 18% to R1.2bn within the first six months of the financial year, Curro is set to invest in more campuses.

Budget private school group Curro now has more than 50,000 pupils in 57 schools – and it’s making a killing

2018-08-14 09:10

Curro's interim profits are up nearly a quarter as it continues to quickly grow its learner numbers – and that is before it opens up a new set of schools, including one in Soweto.

17 students arrested after clashing with cops at UKZN's Westville campus

2018-08-13 16:05

Seventeen students have been arrested for public violence after clashing with police at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

R100m lawsuit looms in school feeding scheme saga

2018-08-12 12:00

A R100m lawsuit is unfolding in Mpumalanga over a school feeding scheme tender saga that has been raging for the past five years.

SKA must be the new Durban

2018-08-12 10:00

Mr Mohapi, my geography teacher in Form 1, would have saliva oozing out of his mouth, spraying it all over your face as his passion for teaching drove him into a trance. We called him Tsoela Boy because of this experience, writes Pali Lehohla.

Almost 120 000 placement offers made to parents for Gauteng schools - Lesufi

2018-08-08 12:33

Almost 120 000 offers for Grade 1 and Grade 8 placements in Gauteng schools have been sent out to parents, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says.

WSU law faculty hangs in the balance

2018-08-05 11:46

Since Walter Sisulu University lost accredition for its LLB law programme, it has not been able to attract senior lecturers to the legal faculty and may soon be forced to close its doors.

Mandela centenary project to raise R100m for jobs, youth literacy

2018-08-04 06:45

Mandela's granddaughters Zaziwe Manaway and Swati Dlamini-Mandela have teamed up with metals mine South32 and the Relate Trust to raise R100m for job creation and youth literature.

Grade 8 pupil sent home until he trims his Afro

2018-08-03 05:18

A Grade 8 pupil in Uitenhage has been barred from attending classes until he trims his Afro-styled hair.

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