Gauteng matric exams off to a good start

2018-10-19 21:51

More than 9 668 Grade 12 pupils across Gauteng have started their matric examinations, says the provincial department of education.

1 pupil killed, another badly wounded in stabbings at 2 Western Cape schools

2018-10-18 14:22

A Western Cape school pupil has died and another is in a critical condition after separate stabbing incidents at or near their schools this week.

36 pupils pregnant, 31 infected with HIV in Mulenzhe – health dept

2018-10-17 19:49

The Limpopo department of health has revealed that 36 pupils between the ages of 10 and 19 are pregnant and 31 pupils have been infected with HIV in the Mulenzhe area.

2 Western Cape schools to offer Sign Language as matric subject

2018-10-15 22:57

South African Sign Language will be offered as a matric subject, says the Western Cape education department.

Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school as department drags its feet

2018-10-12 22:23

Teachers say the education department first promised to fix the toilets in 2012, but keeps postponing.

Principal, 5 others face suspensions over suspected cash-for-posts scandal

2018-10-12 17:05

Gauteng's Department of Education intends to suspend six officials suspected of involvement in a cash-for-posts scandal, including a teacher and a principal, two general assistants and two human resources personnel.

KZN EFF gunning for more SRC election victories after 4 wins

2018-10-10 21:24

The Economic Freedom Fighters in KwaZulu-Natal plans to build on the victories of the EFF Students Command in the recent Student Representative Council elections in the province.

Condolences pour in for late Eastern Cape education MEC

2018-10-08 21:02

Condolences are pouring in for the late Eastern Cape education MEC, Mandla Makupula, who die don Monday morning after a long illness.

Orphaned at 16 years old, Sibulele Sibaca has grown up to join forces with the UN to empower girls

2018-10-08 15:14

Both her parents died as a result of HIV/Aids. Now she's making sure other girls and young women know about sexual reproductive health services and rights.

But wait, Mr President, we need to talk about education...

2018-10-08 06:00

A key ingredient was missing from the Jobs Summit, says A'Eysha Kassiem.


Dispute over Durban school principal post comes to and end - for now

2018-10-18 18:56

A bitter dispute over who should head up Austerville Primary School in Wentworth, Durban has come to an end - for now.

'It's really tough but we battle along': This school has 3 teachers and 3 pit toilets for 116 pupils

2018-10-17 22:39

Mfunalwazi Primary School in Ncera village has 116 pupils from Grade 1 to 7 and only three teachers. The floors are broken and the roof leaks when it rains, GroundUp reports.

Western Cape government urges Metrorail, MyCiTi to help ensure matrics get to exams on time

2018-10-16 19:52

Western Cape MECs Debbie Schäfer and Donald Grant have appealed to public transport operators to assist their respective ministries in ensuring that matric candidates get to their exam centres on time.

5 Questions: Naledi Pandor and why SA can't afford to sleep on the job crisis

2018-10-15 07:48

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says while SA is gaining ground on solving its skills crisis, there’s still lots to do. Here, in this edited Q/A, is what she considers some ways of solving SA’s job crisis.

Umalusi pleads with communities not to disrupt upcoming matric exams

2018-10-12 18:15

As almost 800 000 matriculants get ready for their final examinations, Umalusi has pleaded with communities to refrain from participating in activities which would disrupt the examinations.

Pretoria dad arrested after his 14-year-old son takes his gun to school

2018-10-11 17:45

The father of a 14-year-old boy has been arrested after the teen took his gun to a Pretoria school.

2018 matric exams will be one of firsts

2018-10-09 22:00

The 2018 matric exams are expected to be one of firsts, according to the education department.

Eastern Cape govt 'shocked' by death of education MEC

2018-10-08 17:11

Mandla Makupula, who had been the MEC of education since 2010, has been described as a humble and approachable person.

Lottery grant of R28.3m goes to waste as Limpopo school falls apart

2018-10-08 11:06

At least a third of the new classrooms and parts of the administration centre have been cordoned off with tape to block access to unsafe areas at Vhafamadi High School in Vuwani in Limpopo.

Western Cape schools embrace transgender learners

2018-10-07 22:22

Western Cape schools are starting to embrace transgender learners and are encouraged to protect members of the LGBTQI community from bullying, thanks to the Department of Education.

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