Exam system ready to roll despite Covid-19, education department assures parliament

More than a million candidates are expected to write their matric exams in November, the largest cohort ever to do so at the same time

Prospects good for most universities to complete 2020 academic year

The department of higher education, science and technology conducted risk assessments of SA’s 26 universities

Parktown Boys’ head Malcolm Williams fired over death of Enoch Mpianzi

Williams received a notice of dismissal on Monday, months after Mpianzi drowned during a school outing

Additional funding for student aid scheme NSFAS revised down

Funding requirements have been cut from R4.6bn to R2.5bn as some universities and colleges will be able to wrap up the academic year before the end of 2020

Matrics get ready to start writing exams in November

More than one-million candidates will sit the exams, including those from 2019 who will be rewriting

Universities to return to 100% capacity in scramble to complete academic year

But accommodation in residences will be restricted to 50% capacity as per government regulations

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

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