basic education

Judgement over re-write of matric papers expected Friday

Basic Education says it has full confidence in the justice system after arguments were heard in an application in the High Court in Pretoria challenging the decision that two leaked matric exam papers be rewritten. Teachers Union, Sadtu, Afriforum and Independent pupils brought the application on an urgent basis. The[…]

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Unions await feedback on call to re-close schools

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[…]

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Motshekga to address nation after meeting with unions

Education unions met with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Saturday in a bid to convince her that despite her announcement that the phased reopening of schools would commence on Monday, the education system was simply not ready to do so in its current state. “Our position still stands, we[…]

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Still some issues to be resolved for school readiness

Another briefing scheduled by the Department of Basic Education to provide clarity on the reopening of schools was postponed on Thursday after provinces requested more time to prepare. However, according to stakeholders, this was to be expected due to unresolved concerns in the sector. Earlier on Thursday, Minister of Basic[…]

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