Monday, January 25, 2021
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Wayward seal pups lost between Woody Cape and Port Alfred returned home

Due to last week’s strong winds and high swells over 30 seal pups were rescued on beaches between Woody Cape and Port Alfred. Most...

Sadtu and Motshekga at daggers drawn over rewrite of leaked papers

The department of basic education says it will defend any attempt in court by the SA Democratic Teacher's Union (Sadtu) to halt the rewriting...

Matric rage parties were superspreader events: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday called on all those who attended matric rage parties across the country to immediately go into a 10-day...

Motshekga estimates 10% ‘dropped out’ of school due to Covid-19

"With all the storms, they’ve managed to keep this nation standing' The basic education department estimates that at least 10% of SA pupils did not...
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Happy Hours Grade R graduation

Happy Hours Pre-primary School in Port Alfred had to hold its Grade R graduation a little differently this year, because of Covid-19 restrictions and...

Reserve Bank signals that easing cycle is done

LYNLEY DONNELLY  Article from BUSINESS DAY, supplied by NEASA The easing cycle has ended for the moment, the Reserve Bank, one of the most aggressive rate...
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Fundraising by Stenden students raises R40,000 for PA Soup Kitchen

Representatives from Stenden South Africa handed over a cheque for R40,000 to the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen today, to go towards their work of...

Bikers ride against farm attacks

Although speaking out against farm attacks and murders was expressed loudly, last Saturday bikers from around the area, as well as in many...

Nearly half of Gauteng teachers want to quit over high school violence: survey

School-based violence has become rampant in Gauteng, resulting in far too many pupils and teachers experiencing school as an unsafe place. This is according to...

Paediatricians speak out against school closures

As schools in South Africa welcomed only Grade 12 pupils back in the past week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African...

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified legal requirements. This is according to...

DA to approach courts to keep nation’s schools open

Closing schools increases the risk of children – especially those from poorer families – being left home alone while parents are forced to return...

Support the pop-up shop fundraiser for local schools

WHAT A LOT OF STOCK:  Head of Academics at Port Alfred High School, Eleanor Taai is delighted with the response to the appeal to...

Shock R400m to loan tablet devices for EC Grade 12 pupils

The Eastern Cape education department will fork out more than R400m on leasing 55,000 tablet devices for Grade 12 pupils which will be returned...

Union calls on teachers‚ pupils to picket until Ramaphosa ‘listens’ and closes schools

The Educators Union of SA (Eusa) has called on teachers and pupils to picket from Tuesday to pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa to close schools...

‘Discontinue 2020 academic year’: survey of parents and pupils

Having lost a significant portion of the school year to the lockdown, many parents and pupils believe the school year should be repeated in...

Covid-19 has infected 2,740 teachers since return to school: Motshekga

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday that less than one percent of the country's teachers had been infected by the coronavirus since...

Three provinces halt the return to school of grade R pupils

Three provinces have opted to halt the return to school of grade R pupils. Last week the department of basic education announced that on Monday...

PAHS closes after pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Port Alfred High School has informed pupils, staff, parents, guardians and members of the community that the school has closed after a pupil in...

More than 50 kids‚ nearly 200 teachers have contracted Covid-19 in Gauteng

As of Tuesday‚ the number of pupils across Gauteng who have contracted Covid-19 is 58‚ while 188 educators have contracted the virus. The majority of...

Eastern Cape pupil, teacher test positive for Covid-19

Covid-19 cases at Eastern Cape schools continue to rise.  This after Ndlambe  Municipality confirmed that two schools have reported positive cases – a Grade 7...

For African students, e-learning fails to make the grade

South African student Kholofelo Mohale was over the moon as she moved back into her room at the University of the Witwatersrand after struggling...

Shut all Eastern Cape schools‚ says Sadtu

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has asked the provincial education department to shut all Eastern Cape schools because of “perpetual challenges”. In a move...

Decision to reopen schools not in the best interests of children‚ Mmusi Maimane’s lawyers...

The basic education department’s decision to reopen schools must be assessed against the best interests of the child principle‚ lawyers for One South Africa...

DA: EC education department’s disciplinary processes in shambles

Charges of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, having sex with pupils, assault, exam irregularities and financial mismanagement number among the reasons the Eastern Cape...

Risks to SA’s malnourished, ‘home alone’ children means schools must reopen: Study

After nearly 11 weeks, 90% of children are still not allowed to go to school or see their friends and family outside their homes...

Back to school: educators wrestle Covid-19 equation

Many schools likely to make grades attend on alternate days Some provinces are in favour of alternating grades on different days of the week in...

Student union Cosas threatens to shut down schools across SA over Covid-19

The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) says it will be “shutting down all schools” from Monday. “We want to put it on record that we...

Home schooling an option many Eastern Cape parents will adopt

Parents have been given the option to keep their children away from school for the rest of the academic year on condition they are...

Desperate Fort Hare students call on Blade Nzimande to fast-track funds

Desperate University of Fort Hare students are calling on higher education minister Blade Nzimande to fast-track payment of their allowances and virtual learning resources. This...