The High Court in Cape Town has denied an application by the Brackenfell High School governing body for an urgent interdict to stop the EFF from protesting outside its gates. This follows Monday’s violent clashes between EFF members and parents over claims of racism after only white learners from the[…]
The Western Cape education department (WCED) on Thursday said schools in the province would remain open despite a man testing positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Western Cape education MEC, Debbie Schäfer urged residents to remain calm. “There is currently one confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Western Cape. He is[…]
Peaceful protest continued at Bishop Lavis Primary school for a second day on Tuesday, after parents demand for more teachers were not met. To kick start the academic year the Bishop Lavis Action Community (BLAC) held a demonstration calling on moral values to be prioritized and maintained to help overcome[…]
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[…]
With the evergrowing crime rate in the Western Cape not even schools are safe from vandalism and burglary. Shocking figures reflect that there has been a drastic increase in the amount of school burglary and vandalism cases from January to June last year in comparison to this year. Minister of[…]
Muslim learners in the Western Cape will not write examinations on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. This was the reassurance given by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), following the uproar surrounding a letter sent by Laerskool De Waveren Primary School in Ruiterwacht to parents, which has gone viral on[…]
An investigation is underway at a school in Bishop Lavis after a Grade 10 learner was stabbed by a matric student on Monday morning. The Grade 10 learner is currently in a stable condition in hospital . The provincial Education Department’s Jessica Shelver said the learner involved in the incident[…]
The Department of Basic Education says the deadline for applications for re-marking or writing supplementary exams for the class of 2018 is next Tuesday, 22 January 2019. Only candidates who were registered for and wrote the November 2018 NSC examination will be able to take part in the “Supplementary Examinations”[…]
A Cape Town pupil is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed twice in the neck, the Western Cape Education Department confirmed on Saturday. The knifing was one of three violent attacks involving learners in Delft on Friday. Spokesperson Jessica Shelver said a Grade 9 pupil[…]
The Western Cape has had to fork out more than R500 000 due to vandalism at schools over the winter holidays. The wellbeing of pupils could be compromised if these incidents are not curbed. Vandals damaging school premises and stealing much-needed equipment is It’s not an unfamiliar occurrence. Over the[…]
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