A total of 34,565 pupils in seven provinces have been exempted from attending school because of the fear of contracting Covid-19 – including a whopping 28,861 from the Western Cape. A further 10,903 pupils had declared comorbidities. Director-general of basic education Mathanzima Mweli released the figures to parliament on Tuesday.[…]
Sleep consultant Jolandi Becker says it is important to make sure that children are mentally prepared for changes, as more of them head back to school on Monday, following the easing of lockdown regulations. Becker says many children are battling to adapt to the new normal that the coronavirus has ushered in.[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening that all public schools would close for a four-week period as the country continued to battle Covid-19 and that the state would establish a new unit to prosecute Covid-19-related corruption. In a televised address to the nation, the president said the “coronavirus storm”[…]
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 Democratic Alliance has urged the basic education department to work closely with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure maximum police visibility at schools during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. This followed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s confirmation that 397 schools had been vandalised across the country since the[…]
Learning has been disrupted for a second day in a row at two schools in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein. Classes at Masibambane Secondary School and Bloekombos Secondary have been cancelled due to protest action by community leaders and parents in the area. Community leaders at Bloekombos and parents of learners at Masibambane[…]
As we are head into the final weeks of December, parents are looking to manage their financial budgets to avoid the stress of January. Parents will have to deal with the high costs of stationery and school uniforms, in a month considered to be financially taxing for many. It’s much harder[…]
Speculations is rife amongst the Delft community after several learners fainted at a local primary school on Thursday. At least 14 pupils at Masonwabe Primary school in Delft were rushed to nearby health facilities on Thursday after they fainted, with some displaying signs of seizures. Residents rushed to school to[…]
A 17-year-old Scottish student claims he was told to leave his class after saying there are only “two genders” – a statement which earned him a reprimand from the teacher, whose reaction he secretly recorded on camera. The three-minute-long video shows the teacher at the Aberdeenshire secondary school explaining that[…]
A Cape Town mother has laid a criminal charge against one of her Grade 1 son’s teachers after the boy came home with a bloodied mouth and cane marks on his back. The 7-year-old is alleged to have been shoved and pushed, resulting in him knocking his mouth against a[…]
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