ARTICLES RELATING TO EDUCATION

More pupils hospitalised after Eastern Cape food poisoning outbreak

2018-02-22 16:53

More pupils at Ndamase Senior Secondary School in Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape have been hospitalised after a severe food poisoning outbreak at the school's hostel.

Hundreds of pupils rushed to hospital as food poisoning strikes at Eastern Cape school

2018-02-21 22:34

The Eastern Cape department of health has had to rush 250 pupils to hospital following an incident food poisoning at the Ndamase Senior Secondary School outside Ngqeleni, east of Mthatha.

Western Cape parents urged to participate in school governing body elections

2018-02-21 19:17

With schools across the country expected to elect new governing bodies as the current three-year term ends, the Western Cape department of education has urged parents and guardians to participate in the election process.

KZN education dept on brink of collapse, warns Sadtu branch

2018-02-20 19:44

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has dismally failed to prioritise its programmes and is at risk of collapsing, says the SA Democratic Teachers Union in the province.

'Sex-for-marks' scandal rocks Eastern Cape school

2018-02-18 06:01

Angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which left one schoolgirl pregnant.

KZN school finds effective system against bullying

2018-02-16 07:15

A school in KwaZulu-Natal is taking innovative steps to eradicate bullying.

Schoolboy who needs 3% more for pass gets court order for re-mark

2018-02-12 18:06

Three percent is all that stands between a Durban North schoolboy doing his matric this year or repeating Grade 11.

UCT SRC president 'made up' housing crisis claims - SRC members

2018-02-09 12:32

UCT Student Representative Council members have denounced claims made by SRC president Karabo Khakhau that there was a housing crisis at the university.

Two SGB members nabbed for Mpumalanga school torching

2018-02-08 11:13

Two women who allegedly torched a primary school in Calcutta in Mkhuhlu, Mpumalanga, have each been granted R1 000 bail, police say.

Stanger High School learners take to streets over dismissal of maths teacher

2018-02-07 18:03

Hundreds of pupils from Stanger High School on KZN's north coast have marched to their local education district office over the recent dismissal of a Mathematics teacher.

 

Gigaba's budget 'hammering the poor' - DA

2018-02-22 06:29

The DA has criticised Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget Speech for "hammering the poor" and increasing taxes.

Free education funded by 'expenditure reductions'

2018-02-21 19:19

The budget has shown that free higher education for poorer students will be phased in by government and that the money will mainly come from savings in other areas.

'I sent my child to the school to learn, not to be raped'

2018-02-21 19:08

The mother of a 15-year-old who has accused a school security guard of rape says the school has failed her daughter.

AnnMarie Wolpe was a pioneer in gender and education

2018-02-20 06:40

AnnMarie Wolpe, struggle activist, a pioneer in gender and education and the widow of one of Nelson Mandela's fellow Rivonia trialists, has died.

Gender and education: Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do?

2018-02-16 15:29

A new trend shows that females are outperforming males at school and university. In the long term, this could have a huge impact on the job market and negative ramifications for society as a whole.

Afrikaans-speaking parents threaten to close Eastern Cape school

2018-02-13 05:38

Disgruntled parents, pupils and community members have attempted to close Sandisulwazi Secondary School in Paterson, in the Eastern Cape, because it has no teacher to offer Afrikaans as a subject since May last year.

What civil society can do for free high education

2018-02-11 05:54

We can contribute towards addressing this challenge, while holding government accountable, writes Paul Kariuki.

Students angry over NSFAS funding take protest to Durban streets

2018-02-08 21:49

Hundreds of aggrieved University of South Africa students in KwaZulu-Natal have taken to the streets to protest against ongoing problems with funding and registration.

AfriForum challenges EFF over 'hate speech' at Hoërskool Overvaal protest

2018-02-07 22:18

AfriForum has filed papers in the Equality Court in Johannesburg against the leadership of the EFF after alleged "hate speech" chanting at a protest.

Private residence must scrap Afrikaans essay for prospective residents - Commission

2018-02-07 18:01

The CRL Rights Commission has recommended that a private student residence in Pretoria scrap the writing of an Afrikaans essay that is part of the application process for prospective residents.

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