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WCED criticized over decision to reopen schools

by Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Education Department’s decision to reopen schools on June 1st has received heavy criticism from teacher unions, with the SA Human Rights Commission threatening legal action. It follows a postponement of a press briefing by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga at the weekend, who had[…]

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WCED says its ready to take in learners

While panic-stricken parents mull over whether to send their children back to school, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says plans to open schools to learners are progressing well. She has welcomed the decision by the Minister of Basic Education to open schools on 1 June 2020 to Grades 7[…]

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MJC, WCED sign historic agreement for Hafith students

By Tauhierah Salie The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) which will assist Muslim students studying hafith to complete their academic schooling. At a press briefing at the MJC head offices in Athlone on Tuesday, it was[…]

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MPlain school shutdown after toilets vandalized

By Aneeqa Du Plessis Appalled parents shut down Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday after 1300 children were expected to share two toilets. Alpine primary has been the target of continuous vandalism incidents. Several complaints were reported to the province’s Safe School Call Centre during the holidays. In[…]

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Community embodying moral values will improve education – BLAC

By Tauhierah Salie The Bishop Lavis Action Community (BLAC) will be hosting another protest at Bergville Primary as the 2020 academic year kicks off on Wednesday morning. Last year, the school was disrupted after teachers and parents protested, demanding action against overcrowding, lack of security and psycho-social services at disadvantaged[…]

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Support your matriculant no matter what the outcome

With the release of the matric results on Tuesday evening, the anticipation and nerves of those awaiting their achievements must be running at an all-time high. Professor at the University of Pretoria, Kobus Maree has reminded parents of matriculants that now is not the time to play the blame-game but[…]

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ANC condemns ‘unacceptable’ WCED trip to Israel

Capetonians have reacted strongly in opposition to the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) visit to Israel, calling it ironic, disgraceful and unacceptable. The ANC’s shadow MEC for education in the Western Cape legislature, Khalid Sayed says that the claims the DA-run province is making cannot legitimise nor justify the trip and[…]

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