EXPLAINER: Grade 9 certificate is not an exit from school, says education dept

2019-09-27 16:54

The introduction of a General Education Certificate does not mean pupils can leave school after completing Grade 9, the education department says.

Vosloorus school must account for why it didn't follow protocol in rape case - Lesufi

2019-08-13 17:59

While Gauteng schools have come under fire in the past few months following incidents of violence, some of which was fatal, the department says that cases of sexual violence on school premises has declined.

Campaigning for the 'dignity of children', Anele Mdoda ramps up support to eradicate pit latrines

2019-06-15 07:11

"Proper toilets go hand in hand with clean sanitation, which goes hand in hand with reducing infections and deaths that may occur," says TV and radio presenter Anele Mdoda.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it's going viral

2019-04-03 12:41

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.

This is what R300,000 a year buys you at SA’s most expensive high school – which just saw a fee increase of a whopping R22,000

2019-01-09 05:59

Pupils each get a personal tutor and access to sixteen different sports.

Schools with 'exclusive' uniforms deals are being urged to confess – and may avoid paying fines

2018-11-28 06:18

The Competition Commission is looking into long-term deals between schools and exclusive suppliers of uniforms. Now an association of school governing bodies is advising schools to admit to such deals and shape up – so perhaps avoiding penalties.

Dated culture, practices breed racism at Cape Town schools

2018-11-05 11:10

If one looks at the majority of schools in the southern suburbs of Cape Town they have never gone beyond the 50% threshold for people of colour. One must ask, why, writes Keiran Peacock.

Our teachers are dealing with great adversity. How we can support them

2018-10-05 09:31

If it is true that it takes a village to raise (educate) a child, it becomes everybody's responsibility to create safe spaces for this to be accomplished, write Lorna Dreyer and Lynne Damons.

Changing the face of education

2018-05-27 07:35

Sizwe Nxasana has embarked on a mission to prepare young minds for upcoming industrial revolutions.


American schools are turning to 'vape detectors' to snuff out secret smokers

2019-09-14 09:37

Some of these devices can send alerts to school officials, telling them the precise location of smoker on campus.

Bishops old boys' nasty leadership battle resolved

2019-08-02 16:34

A nasty leadership battle was avoided at upmarket private school Bishops College in Cape Town on Thursday, as two factions of Old Boys warring over leadership posts at the prestigious Old Diocesans Union reached a reconciliatory conclusion.

Tshwane police engages pupils to encourage partnership to keep schools safe

2019-07-28 16:30

The Tshwane District Commissioner met with the local police station's junior commissioner from Pretoria Technical High School as part of the police's drive to form anti-crime partnerships with schools.

Gangsterism in our schools: Should we not look beyond matric certificates?

2019-06-11 05:00

We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

"Some comments are killing me emotionally" - school teacher who went viral for her 'sexy' work attire speaks out again

2019-02-12 12:59

The Department of Basic Education feels no need to prescribe to educators what they must wear or not.

We shopped for school supplies at Checkers, Pick n Pay and others - here's how prices compared

2019-01-02 06:57

Shops are currently offering attractive back-to-school specials.

'Don’t let a child die!' warn worried parents at broken school

2018-11-27 12:33

Parents at Khabingene Primary school in Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape are worried that the school’s leaking roof could collapse on their children.

Poor accountability behind schools infrastructure backlog

2018-10-28 09:00

Central to irregular expenditure in schools infrastructure the frail chain of accountability in service delivery, writes Christine Botha.

SA kids can win R500,000 in cash for their water inventions – as long as they don’t go to a private school

2018-08-07 14:39

The Envisionit Prize offers big prizes for cheap water-harvesting solutions from grade 9 and 10 pupils – as long as they can present it in English and go to a public school.

Did you know some of the oldest schools in the country are more than 200 years old and still going strong? Here's a look at just a few of them with images and history, compliments of Sigi Howes from the Centre for Conservation Education.

Did you know some of the oldest schools in the country are more than 200 years old and still going strong? Here's a look at just a few of them with images and history, compliments of Sigi Howes from the Centre for Conservation Education.

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