Education problems: Are Afrikaans schools to blame?

2018-01-18 07:52

The recent court struggle over Overvaal High School and the EFF’s protest at the school yesterday have placed the spotlight squarely on language issues and admission of learners in public schools, writes Paul Colditz.

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.

Gauteng schools to be graded with a star rating

2017-05-16 15:33

By the end of next year, Gauteng schools will be rated according to a 5-star system, it was recently announced.

Swiping towards a better future

2017-02-28 06:00

In 2015 Woolworths set a target: to go on a journey with their customers and make a difference to education in South Africa. The aim: To raise R100 million.

School shortage is department’s fault – report

2017-01-15 10:00

A new report by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law reveals how the Gauteng education department failed to ensure that there would be enough schools to accommodate the province’s growing number of pupils.

EXCLUSIVE: Failed schools project behind Guptas' first govt millions

2016-12-02 15:27

A consortium of computer hardware and software firms, led by the Guptas' Sahara Computers, has emerged as having made millions from a failed Gauteng education department initiative to get fully-connected computer laboratories in 2 500 schools.

Govt broadband tender to be awarded ‘soon’

2016-10-27 11:16

A tender for connecting government institutions and schools to a new broadband network could be awarded at the end of October 2016, according to National Treasury.

School rugby player punches opponent in the face

2016-08-30 16:02

Durbanville High School is waiting to hear if a Stellenberg High rugby player will be disciplined for punching a Durbanville player in the face.

WATCH: East London girl beats peers on school ground

Watch as an East London school girls beats up several of her peers on her school's grounds.

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ANA tests must go ahead - education dept

2015-11-25 17:32

The education department has told primary schools that they have to start writing their Annual National Assessment tests.


Unruly children or empowering active citizens? Our readers respond to introducing politics in schools

2017-11-07 15:51

While some of our readers felt introducing politics in schools might be a good idea, others said it might divide learners.

WATCH: A recollection of Vuwani's conflict

Peace has temporarily befallen Vuwani in Limpopo following months of protest with the Municipal Demarcation Board. Watch for a recollection of Vuwani's conflict.

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Pietermaritzburg school boy dies after rugby training

2017-03-30 08:08

A Pietermaritzburg school boy has died after collapsing on the rugby field, paramedics have said.

Mario Compagnoni: “I have a dream for SA in 2017…”

2017-01-09 17:53

The fundamental solution to unemployment and poverty is a drastic improvement in the quality of public education. An analyst outlines how this can be achieved.

Broken schools, broken promises: Pupils’ photos expose shocking conditions

2016-11-30 16:59

As the deadline for fixing infrastructure in South Africa’s worst schools came and went, pupils from six King William’s Town schools have participated in an exhibition in Zwelitsha, showing photos of the conditions they experience daily.

Both schools guilty in rugby tiff

2016-09-01 21:04

The altercation between two first-team Durbanville High School and Stellenberg rugby players was caused by both sides, the schools said.

'We're tired of being oppressed for our hair' - PGHS student

Students at a Pretoria high school have demonstrated over its dress code.

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When your children are in a religious school and you're an atheist

2015-12-02 16:17

This mom explains why they decided to put their children in a Catholic school.

SA's top girls hockey schools 2015

2015-11-25 15:36

The official 2015 girls hockey rankings hold few surprises, with Oranje Meisies from Bloemfontein again coming up tops. Here are the top 20 schools for girls hockey, ranked by their first teams.

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