EDUCATION

Half a school has had to shut down because the Eastern Cape education department has failed to fix it

Classrooms are in such a bad state that learners are in danger

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News | 19 January 2022

Rural Limpopo parents battle to keep their school open

They are worried their children will have to walk too far if the school is closed but the provincial education department says it has applied for scholar transport

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Brief | 17 January 2022

Protesting Orange Farm residents want special needs school converted to a mainstream one

Parents complain that learners living in the nearby informal settlement have to cross the busy Golden Highway to get to school

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News | 14 January 2022

JHB parents queue to place their children in schools

MEC Lesufi says number of unplaced learners is down to 700 this year compared to 35,000 last year

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News | 12 January 2022

Teachers threaten strike after Limpopo government slashes allowance

Allowance to educators in remote schools to be stopped in January

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News | 10 December 2021

Qunu residents’ hopes dashed by failed government project

Government’s R8-million Integrated Energy Centre has not lived up to any of its promises

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News | 2 December 2021

Researchers surveyed schools in a Gauteng township. This is what they found

Activists launch campaign against overcrowding

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News | 29 November 2021

Young gardeners are building a fynbos corridor across the Cape Flats

Greenpop’s project aims to “bring Kirstenbosch” to schools

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Photo Essay | 22 November 2021

Principals are drowning in the education department’s admin demands

“I live in perpetual fear of missing deadlines and other principals say the same”

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News | 12 November 2021

Willowvale is where government projects go to die

“If we want things done here, we either protest or do them ourselves” says a resident of this part of the Eastern Cape

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News | 9 November 2021

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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Brief | 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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Brief | 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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News | 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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Brief | 15 October 2021