Thursday, January 21, 2021

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...

Navigating through the Covid-19 Lockdown predicament

TERS-FUNDING SURVEY - conducted by the National Employers Association of South Africa (Nersa), AUGUST 17 2020 The National Employers Association of South Africa, Neasa, is conducting...

Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group delivers relief to the poor

The Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group (NLSG) made deliveries of food and clothing to the poorer members of the community in Endlovini last Friday. Before that...

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...

Local authors, take a bow

This particular area of the Eastern Cape is renowned for producing some of the country's top artists, whether that be in the performing arts...

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...

School closures ‘regrettable and unjustifiable’: SA Human Rights Commission

Mixed reaction to the latest efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 Timeslive NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says the decision by the...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19 risks

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

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...
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Running for a cause on Mandela Day

A tiring run to raise funds for the Ndlambe Lockdown Support Group from Nemato Change a Life (NCAL) rowing coach, Sheldon Nelson, ended in...

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...

MEC urges unprepared EC schools not to reopen to other grades

The Eastern Cape department of education issued a statement on Sunday evening stating special instructions were sent to unprepared schools across the province not...

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...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

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...