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Language will not restrict choice of schools, says Gauteng’s Panyaza Lesufi

‘If the numbers are convincing we will go back to the school to tell them to change their language’

Parktown Boys governing body denies parents’ claims it ignored sexual assault complaints

Nine teachers are implicated, but so far there is evidence against four, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says

Nine in 10 Eastern Cape children do not attend early development centres

This is largely because their parents cannot afford to pay the school fees or transport them to the nearest centre

Online school registration system will handle demand, when it goes live next week

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says parents should start applying as early as possible to avoid problems at the beginning of the new academic year

Court grants DUT interdict to stop students from holding violent protests

Durban University of Technology, fresh from staff strikes, has faced a student uprising related to the nonpayment of Nsfas allowances

Locals now donate more to SA’s universities than philanthropists abroad do

But as much as 90% of the funding goes to traditional higher education institutions and not universities of technology‚ for example

Eastern Cape school has 10% of students between the age of 20 and 25

The MEC for Education wants those not able to engage academically to go to technical schools, and has advocated for this for some time

SA authority goes digital for faster processing of foreign qualifications

South African Qualifications Authority’s new digital certificate of evaluation reduces the time it takes to process application documents for studies, ...

Marjorie Brown, SA’s global top-10 teacher, on fixing education in SA

It’s not about resources — it’s about respect for teachers and learners, and prioritising literacy, says the history teacher who was ...

How schools are managed must change to bring sexual abuse in schools to light

‘Rules are a quick-fix solution to societal problems but are not truly effective in addressing problems faced at schools,’ Fedsas’s Jaco ...

Angie Motshekga not going down alone for failure to meet schools infrastructure targets

The Basic Education Minister reiterates that the targets are reliant on the resources and co-operation of other ministries, and that they, too, should be held ...

Equal Education wants the Basic Education Department to fix flaws in its regulations

The minister published legally binding norms and standards in 2013, to ensure schools were safe and dignified places, but there are loopholes

Parents take a dim view of local education system

The Global Parents Survey 2018 casts a deeply unflattering light on South Africa’s education system

Wits unveils new research centre to focus on US-Africa relations

This comes as global players are turning to Africa to widen their sphere of influence, and the US is seeking to counterbalance China’s economic influence ...

Walter Sisulu University closes campuses amid rampant violence

Students want decent accommodation‚ but the university says it does not have the money to repair residences; a student and three security guards have ...

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