Excitement, relief and some uncertainty. These were the mixed emotions shared by some education department staff who arrived at the Rabasotho community centre in Thembisa to receive their Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday. Minister Angie Motshekga had arrived at the centre to oversee the process. She was joined by education MEC[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says matric students will not have to rewrite Maths Paper Two, following a leak, discovered this morning. She says they are busy trying to identify those learners who were in possession of the paper. It’s believed a small number of learners in Gauteng and Limpopo[…]
The Department of Basic Education has gazetted amended regulations on new dates for the reopening of schools, after institutions had to close a week ago. The amended regulations include the new dates for pupils’ phased return as well as guidelines for parents who still wish to keep their children home.[…]
The Paediatrician Management Group and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) have condemned the reclosure of public schools in the country. The bodies say cabinet’s decision is not based on scientific evidence and is not in the best interests of children. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a four-week long[…]
The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is expected to advise Cabinet to close schools around the country for three weeks. This according to a report by Times LIVE, which quotes “impeccable sources within the teacher unions” who attended a meeting chaired by Deputy Minister of Basic Education Reginah Mhaule on[…]
Teacher unions are optimistic that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will give them positive feedback on Wednesday night when she presents their submissions to Cabinet. Unions have renewed calls for schools to be closed citing an increase in COVID-19 infections. They also say many Grade 12 learners have not gone[…]
Teaching unions have put their voice behind calls for the temporary closure of schools – at least until after the peak of coronavirus infections in the country has passed. Answering questions at a presidential imbizo on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said discussions with key stakeholders in the education sector[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to meet with unions on Wednesday morning to discuss various issues, including the closure of schools ahead of the COVID-19 peak in the country. The meeting comes a day after the largest teacher union South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) called for schools[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted amended regulations on the dates when children in grades still learning from home will return to school, and join Grades R, 6, 7, 11 and 12. On Tuesday, Motshekga amended the regulations which form part of the Disaster Management Act. Pupils in grades[…]
After a four hour meeting on Thursday, the Basic Education Department announced that it has revised its decision to allow almost 6 million students back to school from next week. This decision was made in light of the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country. In a statement released,[…]
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