Thousands of special needs learners still not placed at schools

Parents of children with disabilities protested in May, demanding that government do more to help their children


News | 5 June 2024

State neglect of young children leads to lifelong damage

Only about one in four early learning programmes get subsidies, and that funding is only R17 per child per day and has not increased since 2019


News | 21 May 2024

Huge march to Parliament for better schools

Presidency and Department of Basic Education commit to respond to demands by Equal Education


Brief | 10 May 2024

At last, Ma Rosey can feed the 30 children in her care

Just R2,500 a month has made all the difference to this Mthatha crèche


News | 7 May 2024

Millions owed to scholar transport providers in Eastern Cape

Total shutdown avoided after transport department promises to pay by 15 May, but disruptions reported in some areas

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Brief | 2 May 2024

Equal Education takes education department to court over unplaced learners

EE says learners’ constitutional rights have been infringed


Brief | 29 April 2024

14 years after court order, government starts building special school in Makhanda

Amasango Career School’s permanent premises to be completed by 2027


Brief | 29 April 2024

Hollywood star joins yoga classes for Lavender Hill learners

Lesley-Ann Brandt helped raise money for Levana Primary School


Brief | 25 April 2024

Learners and teachers march for safer schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

SAPS promises more police visibility around schools


News | 23 April 2024

Illegal school in Limpopo closed, but parents ask why it took so long

Parents fear their children have lost years of education and will be held back


Brief | 18 April 2024

Thousands of school children stuck without transport months into school year

Eastern Cape transport and education departments are being taken to court


News | 17 April 2024

Elections 2024: What the major political parties say about education

We sent questions to the ANC, DA, EFF, IFP, FF Plus, ActionSA, PA, MK Party and RISE Mzansi


News | 12 April 2024

131 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay robbed, mostly at gunpoint, in five months

Many teachers are afraid to report for duty


News | 11 April 2024

Assaults on learners: Appeal court says tougher sanctions must apply to teachers

Two teachers were given an inappropriately small fine by the South African Council for Education and left to continue teaching


Law | 10 April 2024

Children have to use an open field as a toilet at Mthatha primary school

Zwelinzima Primary has 200 learners and 13 staff but no toilets


Brief | 8 April 2024

Disabled learners turned away from school

Renovations at Mthatha school, closed last year after parents complained of poor conditions, have still not been completed


News | 5 April 2024