Education Department

Education Department to consult stakeholders on opening of schools

The Basic Education Department will on Thursday begin to consult education stakeholders on keeping schools open as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the country. The National Teachers Union (NATU) and student organisation COSAS have joined the South African Democratic Teachers Union’s (SADTU) call that schools should close amid the pandemic[…]

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Natu calls on Education Department to pay Grade 1 teachers

The National Teacher’s Union has raised concerns about the non-payment of salary adjustments for Grade R educators which was due in 2017. Natu deputy president Allan Thompson says they want these educators to receive benefits such as medical aid, a housing allowance, pension and bonuses. He says the educators have[…]

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Non-racialism must be fostered amongst youth

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has expressed shock and concern following two incidents related to issues of race. This includes allegations of racism during a field trip undertaken by Roodeplaat’s Curro School, and the massacre of nine people in a church in the USA.  The Foundation’s Director, Neeshan Balton, said that[…]

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