For many within the education fraternity, the haphazardness within the education department and its management is a cause for concern. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga briefed the media yesterday on the updated approach by the department to re-introduce learners to school. Motshekga also announced since the return of the[…]
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,[…]
The N7 North and South between Malibongwe Drive and the Plattekloof/Potsdam roads off-ramps running next to Du Noon in Cape town were closed on Monday due to protest action. The area is also near the busy Killarney industrial area. News24 reported earlier that the protest action was thought to be[…]
Hundreds of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against Beijing’s controversial new plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, where a tight police presence guarded China’s representative office in the financial hub. The rally came as the city’s government sought to reassure the public and foreign[…]
Hundreds of Iraqis have gathered in central Baghdad for fresh anti-government protests demanding better living conditions and an overhaul of the country’s political system, just days after the formation of a new government. The gathering in Tahrir Square on Sunday came after Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the country’s new prime minister, promised to release demonstrators arrested[…]
Wearing face masks, waving black flags, and keeping two metres apart, thousands of Israelis demonstrated against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under strict coronavirus restrictions. “Let democracy win,” said one placard on Sunday, while some protesters wrote “Minister of Crime” on their masks, an apparent reference to Netanyahu’s upcoming trial for[…]
The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it has paid what it owes the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), which is why it is meeting student leaders and university administrators on Thursday to investigate claims that the money did not get to all students. “We have asked CPUT[…]
A month after universities and TVET colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching. GroundUp reports that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has urged students not to disrupt the academic programme,[…]
Around 100 Mamelodi residents, who were displaced by floods in December, have demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura consider them during his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as they wait to be relocated. Protesting outside of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of SOPA on Tuesday,[…]
A protest is planned for Wednesday in Cape Town against former president FW de Klerk and his foundation. Convener of the #DeKlerkMustFall protest Songezo Mazizi told News24 that they were expecting a number of citizens and activists who were concerned about the foundation’s recent statement about apartheid to take part.[…]
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