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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...

‘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...

WATCH | Minister Angie Motshekga: State of readiness for the reopening of schools

Minister Angie Motshekga: State of readiness for the reopening of schools - in full, unedited. Jun 7th, 2020|Press Releases and Notices Media Statement read by the...

Schools ‘94% ready’, Motshekga tells unions ahead of schools reopening

Basic education minister scheduled to address the nation at 4pm on Sunday Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told teachers' unions and the three major governing body...

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...

Most Eastern Cape schools ready to begin teaching

Most schools in the Eastern Cape are masked up and ready to begin teaching on Monday, but there remain some that lack the necessary...

Court needs time to prep for teachers’ union bid to stop schools reopening

The Pretoria high court says it needs time to prepare before it can hear an application by the Educators' Union of SA for an...

PPE worth millions of rands goes missing en route to KZN schools

“The MEC for education in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwazi Mshengu, has received with shock the reports of the disappearance of large quantities of PPE in the...

Not all schools are ready to open, Angie Motshekga says

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday the reopening of schools had to be postponed at the 11th hour because some were not...

Dutch children face a new normal at school

According to a BBC World news segment on Sunday, children in the Netherlands are back at school, but are facing a "new normal" there. They...

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga’s briefing on schools reopening postponed

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga's scheduled briefing about the reopening of schools was on Sunday postponed to Monday morning. She was initially scheduled to address...

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...

‘Schools are not ready to open Monday’ – unions‚ governing bodies

Five teacher unions and three school governing body associations say schools are not ready to reopen on Monday. In joint statement issued on Friday afternoon‚...

CAN THE SCHOOL YEAR BE SAVED? Join us as we unpack this important topic...

To send your children back to school or not? After nine weeks at home due to the nationwide lockdown, pupils have lost out on...

Locals pitch in to clean up top rural school ahead of restart

The rural community around Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape have come together to ensure that their best-performing school‚ Nyanga Senior Secondary‚ is ready for...

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...

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...

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...

Plans to get teachers back to schools on Monday thrown into disarray

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga’s plans to get teachers back to school on Monday have been thrown into disarray after a provincial education department...

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‚...

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...

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...

More than 1,500 schools hit by vandalism, theft during lockdown

The vandalism of schools across the country continues to worsen during the Covid-19 lockdown — and most of it is taking place in Gauteng...

WATCH LIVE | Angie Motshekga addresses SA on proposals to save the school year

https://youtu.be/0BlTz7k2rzE Basic education minister Angie Motshekga was on Tuesday due to address a media briefing on how government would save the 2020 school year in...

A new, effective face mask is local

During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is compulsory to wear face masks when out of the home. Many of our residents have sought...

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...

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,...

Provinces ‘need more time’ on the reopening of schools, verdict due after Monday

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to convene a meeting to consider the progress made towards reopening schools across the country. Department spokesperson Elijah...

Business licence renewal

With many businesses having to close down over the lockdown period, including the Easter holiday weekend, one of the two main seasons in the...

The increasing absurdity of Patel’s red pen

HILTON TARRANT from MoneyWeb "The latest clothing and motor dealer regulations are so illogical they’re laughable" Published by National Employer Association South Africa. Parts of the...