Opposition to the demolition of two Manenberg schools

The demolition of two Manenberg schools to make room for a new hospital has not gone uncontested. While the Manenberg community is believed to be on-board after being promised a “skills school”, other stakeholders have questioned the validity of the plans. The phasing out of pupil intake at Sonderend Primary[…]

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Schools remain open despite strike action

Schools across the Western Cape will remain open tomorrow despite the planned strike action by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). The trade union has promised a complete shutdown around the country, as it protests against the national minimum wage and other labour issues. There are a number[…]

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Public Protector probes teachers

The Public Protector has launched an investigation into South Africa’s professional body for teachers following allegations of financial mismanagement and nepotism. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has begun an investigation into the SA Council for Educators (Sace), due to allegations that unqualified officials were appointed to positions that were not advertised.[…]

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All systems go for WCED despite setbacks

Over one million pupils are set to head back to school across the Western Cape for 2017 academic year, according to the Western Cape Education Department. The commencement, however, is not without hiccups, with placements and a lack of infrastructure plaguing hopes for a smooth transition into the new year.[…]

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SA teachers, overwhelmed by disruptive pupils

A recent report released by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) revealed that more than 200 teachers in the Province continue to employ corporal punishment methods to discipline pupils. The report has initiated a debate about the continued struggles of teachers who are faced with disruptive pupils. While parents have[…]

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