Eighty percent of parents are failing to pay school fees in private schools, according to the National Alliance of Independent Schools Association. The association says this has resulted in many teachers losing their jobs and some schools being are on the verge of collapse. It appears that some learners are[…]
The National Association of Parents in School Governance has called for the immediate shut down of schools that do not have the necessary coronavirus Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It has emerged that some masks distributed to learners are of poor quality and do not meet the standards set out by[…]
Separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements. While government had previously been unclear about the issue, new regulations regarding the matter were gazetted on Tuesday. Separated or divorced parents who want to move their children[…]
Italy closed all schools and universities and took other emergency measures on Wednesday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Europe’s worst-hit country as the death toll and number of cases jumped. The total number of dead in Italy rose to 107 after 28 people died of[…]
By Qudissiyah Kasu After receiving many queries from the Muslim public on the new and controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) program that the Department of Education plans to incorporate into the South African curriculum, the Department of Education has invited public comment on its (CSE) scripted lesson plans (SLPs) until[…]
Authorities are urging parents and caregivers to be vigilant when out with children on the city’s beaches over the next two days. Historically, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are the two biggest beach days in Cape Town. The City’s Recreation and Parks Department will have lifeguards on duty throughout[…]
A recent case of cyber-bullying has led a 13-year-old student to take her own life, putting the spotlight on the consequences of this increasing trend. The parents of the Grade 7 pupil at Doornpoort Primary School in Pretoria found her body in her bedroom on Monday. According to Sinoville Crisis[…]
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has called on parents dealing with substance abuse within the home, especially with their children, to seek assistance from social workers. The department was commenting on the case of Tafelsig father, Sedick Abrahams, charged with murder after stabbing his 21 year old[…]
As schools prepare to close its doors for the academic year on Wednesday, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said it’s already received a number of complaints from parents that schools have refused to release their children’s reports cards due to outstanding school fees. In many cases, parents are forced[…]
Parents who give their children a hiding will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. This comes after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday that parents can’t be exempted from the law, even when their[…]
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