EDUCATION

Equipment worth more than R6 million stolen from technical school in Gqeberha

Parents and learners demand the the department provide proper fencing around the school

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21 October 2021

Education department promises to fix “falling apart” school, but parents are sceptical

Community has little confidence left in the Limpopo education department which has to provide decent sanitation to nearly 1,500 schools

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15 October 2021

Stinking, broken, overflowing: these are the pit toilets Eastern Cape learners are expected to use at school

1,500 schools in the province still have pit toilets and some schools can’t afford to get them emptied

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15 October 2021

Bus transformed into mobile classroom for learners in Langa

The 42-seater Atlas Digibus has laptops, two teaching stations, and Wi-Fi for online teaching programmes like coding

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15 October 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents

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7 October 2021

Refugee children wait years to get into schools

The Three2Six Project has hundreds of children on its waiting list

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4 October 2021

No Covid relief for thousands of children’s centres

“Early Childhood Development centres have closed down. People have lost their jobs. But the national Department of Social Development is not saying a word.”

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30 September 2021

Philanthropic trust’s attempt to evict crèche backfires in court

Judges say Mzamomhle Foundation Trust should be investigated over allegations of fraud and for misrepresentation

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29 September 2021

Don’t close our little school, parents tell Eastern Cape education department

Department says the Addo school is no longer viable and plans to move the 30 learners to surrounding schools

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29 September 2021

Pigeons are taking over classrooms at this crumbling Gqeberha school

Some classrooms in Arcadia Senior Secondary have no electricity, the roof leaks, and science and computer studies have been suspended because of vandalism

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21 September 2021

Death of five-year-old in pit latrine prompts debate about unregistered crèches

Crèche owners say registration is difficult and they get no help

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14 September 2021

Children’s book aims to give learners hope during the Covid-19 pandemic

More than 25,000 learners on the Cape Flats participate in the launch of Yola and the Trusted Crown for International Literacy Day

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

8 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

Activists welcome release of scholar transport policy in KZN

Learners with disabilities attending public schools are included

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1 September 2021

Parents demand more classrooms so learners can return to school full time

The rural school in Limpopo only has two brick classrooms, five mobile classrooms and a zinc sheet classroom for 353 learners

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27 August 2021