EDUCATION

Hungry children go hunting to get food

Without daily school meals, children do odd jobs or hunt pigeons and rabbits to get lunch

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 September 2020

Who can perform at their best when they are using mud classrooms? asks Eastern Cape parent

Port St Johns school won’t be fixed for at least three years, says principal

By Buziwe Nocuze - 10 September 2020

Some Eastern Cape learners are not getting their full school meals

Some meals only contain samp

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 September 2020

Over five million children are not getting their school meals

Department of Basic Education says situation will improve with schools returning

By Marecia Damons - 7 September 2020

“I don’t want my daughters to end up like me” says sugarcane worker

Nobuhle Mkhize with her five daughters and six grandchildren face the poverty trap

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 September 2020

Special needs learners return to classrooms without desks and windows

Education department says the previous contrator was fired for non performance

By Bernard Chiguvare - 3 September 2020

These learners are not getting school meals because transport to school costs too much

School in Limpopo says at least 40 of its learners need scholar transport to collect meals

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 September 2020

Villagers have to carry their dead over a “dangerous” river

Children stay away from school when rains fill the river

By Nokulunga Majola - 1 September 2020

Thousands of long-term child centre jobs on the line

Early childhood development centres countrywide protest for assistance from Social Development Minister

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 August 2020

This Grade 11 learner walks 20 km to and from school daily

“By the time they get to school, they are tired, thirsty and hungry from walking”

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 August 2020

Poor quality food being given to learners, say activists

Angie Motshekga’s school feeding report slammed

By Tania Broughton - 6 August 2020

R300,000 lotto grant for school comes to naught because of criminals

“They only left stumps of goalposts,” says primary school principal

By Joseph Chirume - 5 August 2020

Eight provincial ministers miss court deadline for school feeding scheme reports

Nutritional needs of millions of children at stake

By Tania Broughton - 4 August 2020

Unregistered ECD principals plead with government

“Some of our teachers are resorting to occupying vacant land because they have no money to pay rent”

By Vincent Lali - 31 July 2020

Education spending is falling. The Covid-19 budget has slashed it further

Yet schools are essential to the Covid-19 response

By Julia Chaskalson, Hopolang Selebalo and Daniel McLaren - 31 July 2020

PE parents demand shutdown of schools

Department reiterates that only the national cabinet can close schools

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 July 2020