Saturday, August 8, 2020

Two more KZN schools temporarily close as education department spells out Covid-19 closure protocol

Schools are not required to close, institute restrictions or send home pupils and staff who have been in contact with a suspected Covid-19 case...

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...

School year to run until December 15‚ with only 13 days off for holidays

The school year will officially come to a close on December 15‚ according to a government gazette published on Thursday. The basic education department said...

Sadtu calls for teachers across the country not to return to work

Provinces across the country are not ready to reopen schools‚ and therefore no teacher should return to work this week‚ the SA Democratic Teachers...

Schools might reopen in June except those in ‘hot spots’

Education officials say virus hot spots still too risky for kids More than 5,000 schools in Covid-19 hot spots across SA, including 929 private schools,...

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...

Two King William’s Town schools closed after Covid-19 scare

As South African schools officially reopen on Monday, two Eastern Cape schools based in King Willam's Town will not see their grade 12 and...

Wearing face masks

The government restrictions at Level 4 of the national lockdown demand that anyone leaving their home must wear a face mask or some form...

Don’t report to school on Monday, education departments tell principals

Five provincial education departments have asked principals and other members of school management teams (SMTs) not to report for duty on Monday, while the...

Quick guide to understanding level 4 lockdown rules

Now that the Covid-19 national command council has outlined what lockdown level 4 means, South Africans are expected to adhere to the new regulations. Here...

Construction of Fort Hare student accommodation resumes

Construction work has resumed on a large-scale student village development at the University of Fort Hare. The R400m project, which is being developed by Stag...

Here are the back-to-school dates for all grades

It'll be a month after grade 12 and 7 pupils go back to school that their mates can start to join them in the...

Two Durban high schools close after teachers test positive for Covid-19

Two Durban high schools were forced to close on Tuesday after a teacher at each school tested positive for Covid-19. Matric pupils at Clairwood Secondary...

No need for panic over Covid-19 – no confirmed cases in Port Alfred as...

Having spoken with Wouter Hensens of Stenden South Africa and Attie Niemann of 43 Air School, both have stated that there are no cases...

Talking of the “New Normal”

The novel coronavirus, named Covid-19, has caused lockdowns in many, if not most, countries in the world and affected almost every aspect of our...

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...

‘Pupils are scared but so are staff’: Back to school during Covid-19

Shared anxiety and determination united pupils and teachers at a Johannesburg school on Monday‚ the first day of class during the Covid-19 lockdown. "The pupils...

School children sell cigarettes to help make ends meet

'Selling cigarettes helps buy food for my family‚' says 12-year-old. It is around 2pm on a cold afternoon in Tsakane‚ Ekurhuleni. Two friends‚ Musa*‚ 12‚...

WATCH | Mmusi Maimane to give president 48-hour ultimatum over decision to reopen schools

One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane will give President Cyril Ramaphosa and the national command council (NCC) 48 hours to outline the reasons why...

Alexandria High School gates to be locked in protest action

An alert for parents with children at Alexandria High School. At a parents meeting this evening it was decided to lock the school gates...

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...

IN FULL | Angie Motshekga’s statement on plans for schools to reopen

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday outlined the plans for schools to reopen. She announced that schools will reopen on June 1 for...

Michaelhouse pupils stunned by horrific bus crash which killed one boy‚ injured 47

BY JEFF WICKS The grounds of Michaelhouse resembled a ghost town as news of a bus crash‚ which left almost 60 pupils injured‚ spread around...

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...

East London school closes after teacher tests positive for Covid-19

Barely two days after the reopening of schools, an East London primary school has been closed after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19. The closure...

Inga from Port Alfred High School is district’s top 2017 matriculant

THERE was lots of excitement at high schools around Ndlambe last Friday as pupils and their proud parents gathered to discover if they had...
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Glitz and Glam at Port Alfred High Matric Dance

Yesterday evening was an exciting moment for Port Alfred High School Matriculants as they were having their matric dance farewell. Most of them arrived...

PAHS Matric Dance on fire, and ice

PORT Alfred High School's Matric Dance, themed Fire and Ice, took place at the school last Wednesday evening, just before the holidays, and attracted...

This is how SA universities will reopen during the lockdown

As SA wades into the second month of a protracted national lockdown, higher education, science and innovation minister Blade Nzimande on Saturday announced plans...

Youngest piper to join the band

GRADE 6 pupil at St Andrew’s Prep, Christopher Pretorius made Prep history last week when he became the youngest member ever to be selected...