No funds for Covid-19 substitute teachers as thousands of educators stay away

Hiring enough extra stand-in teachers to cover for educators allowed to stay at home would add R650m a month to the education wage bill

Private schools ask for Covid-19 relief as parents struggle to pay fees

Some independent schools have closed their doors as they are unable to operate with only 20% of parents paying fees

Fee-paying public schools hit by financial crisis

Almost 70% do not have the funds to pay teachers and cover other costs as many pupils are not paying fees

This is when the 2020 school year will end and when the 2021 year will begin

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga gazetted the regulations governing the recent closure of public schools on Sunday

Cyril Ramaphosa closing schools has no legal effect, DA tells court

No order was gazetted so the president’s announcement on public schools is a ‘nullity’, says the opposition party

Cuts to basic education budget ‘disheartening’, say NGOs

NGOs told MPs that the national school nutrition programme had not been allocated any additional funds, despite the deepening of poverty and hunger due to the ...

School fight heads to court amid charge closure is to ‘pacify unions’

DA to take state to court over concerns about detrimental effects on child development

Cyril Ramaphosa to address SA about school closures

There has been speculation schools will be closed for two more weeks, and the president's address comes after meetings with the cabinet and the Covid-19 ...

State to decide as unions urge closure of schools

President expected to make announcement soon after cabinet meeting

Wits Business School appoints Sasol executive as new head

Maurice Radebe, the former MD of Sasol, will assume his position at the business school in January

Wits School of Accountancy is the leading contributor of black accountants to SA business

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Unions call for classes to be suspended until after Covid-19 peak

The unions have threatened to strike if basic education minister Angie Motshekga keeps schools open

Nothing stopping Wits from becoming the next Stanford, says new vice-chancellor

Zeblon Vilakazi is poised to turn university into a leading tech incubator

State revises plan for the return of some learners to school

Angie Motshekga says only grades 6 and 11 students are expected to go back to class on Monday

NEWS ANALYSIS: Challenge awaits schools with millions expected back next month

There have already been several Covid-19 outbreaks at schools, even though only two grades have returned


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