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[…]
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,[…]
About 95 percent of schools around South Africa are ready to re-open under the coronavirus (Covid-19) level 3 lockdown regulations, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday. “We can now say with confidence that about 95 percent of our schools have been ably provided with the Covid-19-related imperatives. The[…]
Parents all over the country have responded with mixed reaction to the government’s decision to allow the first group of children to return to school from next month. In less than two weeks, grade 7 and grade 12 pupils will go back to their classrooms but under strict rules. Basic[…]
The proposed date for the reopening of schools during the national lockdown period is 4 May. The first batch of students in Grade 7 and 12 can be expected to enter the classroom on 6 May. This is according to a draft proposal submitted by the Department of Basic Education[…]
The Gauteng education department has appointed a team of structural engineers to conduct an analysis of Hoërskool Driehoek’s premises in Vanderbijlpark before the school reopens. The school was closed with immediate effect on Friday after a concrete slab fell on 26 pupils, killing four of them and injuring several. “The[…]
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[…]
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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