COSAS criticises the late release of matric results

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS), has criticised the release of matric results a week after schools and tertiary institutions opened for the new academic year. COSAS president general, Skhalo Mahladisa, says the Department of Basic Education and Higher Education must improve their working relations for the benefit of students. Breakfast[…]

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MJC SA lambasts proposed measures in BELA Bill

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC SA) has lambasted proposed measures on the contested Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill. This comes as oral submissions will continue this week. Several civil society and education groups have reiterated the concerns around the amendments impact on education and society. Among modifications purported by[…]

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Equal Education Law Centre urges DBE to tackle the state of South Africa’s schools

As the state of South African schools remain a concern for parents and society alike, Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) briefed Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Basic Education this week. The greatest problem? Implementation of existing policies. Issues such as funding, migration of early childhood development, exclusory practices that hinder children[…]

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DBE investigating cheating scandal: Spokesperson

The national Department of Basic Education (DBE) is currently undertaking an investigation into allegations of group cheating at several exams centers in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape. This comes after both the DBE and monitoring body, Umalusi discovered ‘irregularities’ in the writing of the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC)[…]

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