school closures

Children at higher risk online during lockdown: UNICEF

Children are at higher risk online during the Covid-19 pandemic due to an unprecedented rise in screen time, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have revealed. “School closures and strict containment measures mean more and more families are relying on technology and digital solutions to keep children learning,[…]

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Fears over new GF Jooste Hospital site

Manenberg residents fear certain schools in the area could be closed down or merged to make way for the new multi-billion rand GF Jooste Hospital. This comes just months after Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo confirmed that the provincial Department of Health had secured land for the hospital project.[…]

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14 schools to remain open, for now

A group of 14 schools earmarked for closure in 2012 by former education MEC Donald Grant will, at least for 2015, function as if the threat of closure never existed. This is according to Save Our Schools co-ordinator Vanessa le Roux, who says an agreement was brokered between the organization,[…]

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Minister plans to close small schools: Report

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says changes are being made to the SA Schools Act that will lead to the closure of high schools with less than 135 pupils, the Sunday Times reported. “Very often, people are reluctant to have schools close down because for every school that closes, a[…]

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Sad day for education: SOS

ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman on Wednesday praised the individuals who fought for 17 schools in the province to stay open. His praise comes even though the Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed that 16 of the schools earmarked last year by former MEC for Education Donald Grant[…]

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ANC lauds fight against WCape school closures

The ANC on Wednesday praised those who fought to keep open 17 schools in the Western Cape, despite the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) confirming the closure of all but one of them. “The ANC praises all who put up a brave fight against the arbitrary closure of Western Cape[…]

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