KZN pupil dies at school after being stabbed

2019-11-09 15:45

The victim was stabbed by a grade 9 pupil at the same school.

This app keeps track of kids using scholar transport - in real time

2019-09-02 13:32

The free to use app works in partnership with schools, drivers and parents.

Nigel High School pupils suspended after 'space cookies' leaves youngsters dizzy

2019-08-02 17:14

Several Nigel High School pupils have been suspended after confectionary suspected to be laced with dagga was distributed at the school this week, the Gauteng Department of Education says.

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.

Maritzburg College: Pupils should be free to speak their minds

2017-10-18 06:38

It is not fair to keep teenagers out of the political discourse. Seeing that they could possibly vote in the next national election, we should be thankful for their awareness, writes Gielie Hoffmann.

More children come forward

2016-06-28 13:49

Emotions ran high at the ­Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday among supporters of a school guidance counsellor who so far faces three charges of raping children and is under investigation for “10 to 15 more”.

Poisonous classrooms

2016-04-15 10:00

The parents of Woodlands Primary School pupils say their children are facing a major health hazard each day they arrive at school: the classrooms are made entirely of 43-year-old asbestos.

Pupils embark on #LongWalkToEducation march

2016-03-31 11:01

Members of Equal Education began a protest march from New Hanover, 38 kilometres outside Pietermaritzburg, to the city on Wednesday.

Transporting pupils ‘just too much for dept’

2016-03-23 10:54

The issue of pupil transport “is just too much” for Transport MEC Willies Mchunu.


8 pupils, teacher hospitalised over fumes from drain at Cape Town school

2019-09-05 16:44

At least eight pupils and a teacher are receiving medical treatment after being affected by fumes coming from a drain that had to be unblocked at Muizenberg High School, the Western Cape education department says.

For-profit school group Curro expects to spend R1 billion on infrastructure this year – 17 times more per pupil than the public system

2019-08-14 10:45

The private school group's expenditure on new schools and expanding existing ones for its around 60,000 pupils is a healthy fraction of the spending on more than 12 million children in public education.

The good, bad and ugly of state failure

2018-10-24 15:13

New technologies make it increasingly possible for the private sector to step in where a government fails. But this creates its own set of problems.


2018-05-17 14:30

TEACHERS and kids were met by smoke coming out of the staff room windows when they arrived at Tholulwazi High School in Kameelrivier, Mpumalanga on Monday.

Pupils sent home on ‘smoke break’

2016-08-11 09:30

As firefighters worked to contain the massive fire at the New England Road landfill site on Wednesday, some schools located close to the dump sent pupils home until further notice because of the health risks the toxic fumes posed.

Woodlands Primary pupils are in danger, allege parents

2016-04-26 12:16

Parents whose children attend Woodlands Primary School say the number of protests at the school are putting their children in danger.

Pupils call for ‘proper’ national scholar transport policy

2016-04-01 10:30

Pupils from Nquthu on Thursday took a stand to protest against the long distances they and other schoolchildren in the province have to walk to school.

Mystery drug kills two

2016-03-24 09:39

A mystery drug in KwaMashu has left two men dead and 32 others recovering in hospital after a school break-up party turned deadly on the weekend.

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