WCED clarifies some misconceptions, due to budget cuts

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is grappling with an R870-million deficit in the 2024/2025 financial year due to substantial national budget cuts, according to WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond. Hammond elaborated on the repercussions of these budget reductions, stating, “Last year, we were faced with large budget[…]

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Outrage at learner seen hurling insults at teacher

The education sector and the community at Maphophe near Malamulele in Limpopo have expressed shock following the circulation of cellphone footage reportedly showing a learner hurling insults at a teacher. The video, believed to have been shot at Basopa Secondary School at the village, shows a boy ridiculing his teacher’s[…]

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Four Western Cape Teachers win big at National Teaching Awards

The National Teaching Awards took place in Gauteng this morning, and six of the provincial nominees placed in the top three nationally, with FOUR having WON their categories!. Excellence in Teaching Natural Sciences: Ms Luize Kroukamp, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch – WINNER Excellence in Teaching Physical Sciences: Ms Marieke Pretorius, Apex High School,[…]

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Heinz Park primary school teacher shot and killed

A teacher was shot and killed at Heinz Park primary school this morning. The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) said the incident took place before 8am while the 52-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle. SAPS Spokesperson, Colonel Andrè Traut said two unknown suspects fled the scene and are yet[…]

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Saftu laments government’s vaccine roll out progress

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has accused government of a lack of progress in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. It says because two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required, the process is incomplete. According to the Department of Health’s latest report, 870 477 people have received[…]

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