Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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WATCH: Step back in time to the first steps on the moon

It’s been 50 years since the first successful trip to the moon, by American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, when Armstrong...

Western Cape boasts highest retention of pupils leading up to matric

Province also had the highest number of bachelor’s passes THE Western Cape might have come only third in provincial matric pass rates, on 82.8%, but...

No contact teaching at universities — but department launches ambitious online plan

The president’s national command council on Covid-19 has opted not to resume contact learning for the 2020 higher education academic year during level 4...

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...

Schoolboy Enoch Mpianzi’s death — what we know so far

Enoch Mpianzi‚ 13‚ died during his grade 8 orientation camp. He was a pupil at Parktown Boys' High in Johannesburg. While all the details surrounding...

2018 matric results in numbers – looking at distinctions

South Africa’s matric class of 2018 achieved a total of 156‚885 distinctions – a slight decline compared to the 161‚081 distinctions obtained in 2017. The...

Students shut down University of Zimbabwe

They call for President Robert Mugabe and Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura to step down Students at the University of Zimbabwe shut down their institution on...
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Happy Hours kids bring joy to the elderly

The children of Happy Hours Pre-primary school held a short concert at the Settlers Park Care Centre on Thursday morning, and residents sang along...
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The red ants show their digging skills at Happy Hours concert

All the children at Happy Hours Pre-primary are given a turn in the spotlight at the annual concert, this year’s being The Enchanted Garden....

Port Alfred High School sports

Swimming FOR the first time in several years, the NSRI team was unable to defend its title in the annual Rotary Swimarathon, losing to a...

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...

The Soroczynski’s journey through Madagascar

The first U3A meeting of the year took place as usual at the Don Powis Hall at Settlers Park last Thursday where Michael Soroczynski...
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PAHS building with eco-bricks

As part of its Enviro Club, Port Alfred High School (PAHS) has begun to put its words into practice by initiating its first eco-brick...

Great competition at the Schools Boat Races

WITH overcast skies and the threat of rain in the air, the schools boat race finals took place on the Kowie River last Saturday...

K-Day hockey clashes

THE keenly anticipated annual K-Day clash between St Andrew’s College and Kingswood College is not only about the rugby. Many of the hockey matches in...

More arrested during safer festive season operations in EC

Captain Khaya Tonjeni MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: EASTERN CAPE  Over the past week 835 people were arrested in different...

IN QUOTES | Angie Motshekga on back to school‚ Covid-19 plan and training for...

https://youtu.be/kA7R9BjUq3I Basic education minister Angie Motshekga on Tuesday gave an update on preparations for the reopening of schools on June 1. Schools will open for grades...
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Kingswood entertain at Happy Hours

It was a treat for the children of Happy Hours Pre-primary School, along with their parents and grandparents who were invited, to hear the...

NSRI SPRING TIDE WARNING

  NATIONAL SPRING TIDE SAFETY WARNING: The Full Moon Spring Tide, which peaked last night, 05 October, will result in the normal Spring Tide conditions around the...

Alexandria Chistian Academy gets a dose of colour

IT was a beautiful winter morning on Saturday when around 50 participants took part in the Alexandria Christian Academy's Colour Run at the school grounds. Kids,...

Options still available for those with disappointing matric results: education expert

With the matric results due for release this week‚ academic expert Fathima Razack has urged those who do not achieve their desired outcomes not...

Parents will still have to pay private school fees

Pupils at most of the country’s private schools are receiving lessons online during the lockdown, but their tuition fees will not be reduced. Lebogang Montjane,...

Race relations talks in the Eastern Cape

The 1980s are remembered as an unhappy decade in South Africa’s troubled history. Replete with violence, economic stagnation, soaring levels of government debt, the...

ANC gives thumbs up to schools reopening

The governing party has again congratulated its own government for the decision to reopen schools for grade 7 and 12 pupils on June 1. This...

It’s no surprise Covid-19 infections are rising during lockdown, say experts

KGAUGELO MASWENENG and NALEDI SHANGE Experts in the field of viruses and diseases on Monday moved to clarify that it was not surprising that coronavirus...
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Port Alfred High School Pre-primary sings Abba favourites

The Pre-primary Section of Port Alfred High School performed Abba Cadabra, a collection of songs from the Swedish supergroup, Abba, at the school hall...

VGHS has results worth boasting about

VICTORIA Girls High School (VGHS) was the only school in the Grahamstown/ Kenton/ Port Alfred Area to have a 100% pass rate for 2017. Of...

Rural schools and communities working together for literacy

Working to strengthen the natural partnerships between schools and communities, close to 3 000 parents, caregivers, and representatives from community organisations such as...
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PAHS Grade7 and 12 classes return to school

Grade 7 and 12 classes were welcomed back at Port Alfred High School on Monday. Pupils wore masks and waited in social distancing lines...

Young vet follows in his father’s footsteps

  ONE of the shining stars among graduates from Alexandria Christian Academy, Francois Olivier is excelling as a young veterinarian in Beaufort West. Currently doing his...