Monday, August 3, 2020

It’s better to lose the school year than lives: Mmusi Maimane

One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane believes it is better to lose the school academic year than to lose lives. Maimane, together with his One...

Union calls on teachers‚ pupils to picket until Ramaphosa ‘listens’ and...

The Educators Union of SA (Eusa) has called on teachers and pupils to picket from Tuesday to pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa to close schools...

Call to scrap year as some schools not ready

Despite department of basic education minister Angie Motshekga’s announcement on Sunday July 5 that Grade R, 6 and 11 pupils would return to school...

‘Discontinue 2020 academic year’: survey of parents and pupils

Having lost a significant portion of the school year to the lockdown, many parents and pupils believe the school year should be repeated in...

MEC urges unprepared EC schools not to reopen to other grades

The Eastern Cape department of education issued a statement on Sunday evening stating special instructions were sent to unprepared schools across the province not...

Eastern Cape records one of highest Covid-19 infections in schools

Yoliswa Sobuwa Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng are the three provinces which recorded the highest number of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools. This was...

Covid-19 has infected 2,740 teachers since return to school: Motshekga

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday that less than one percent of the country's teachers had been infected by the coronavirus since...

Three provinces halt the return to school of grade R pupils

Three provinces have opted to halt the return to school of grade R pupils. Last week the department of basic education announced that on Monday...

How to prepare your young child to go back to school

Here's what you can do to help your little one adjust to 'the new normal' As primary schools and their affiliated nursery schools get ready...

JUST IN | Education department halts return to school for some...

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Stay home: Education department halts return to school for some grades

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Unions warn against phase two of schools’ reopening

YOLISWA SOBUWA Teachers' unions say the next phase of the reopening of schools for more than six million pupils is a ticking time bomb because...

Covid-19 keeping 200 Eastern Cape schools closed: premier Oscar Mabuyane

There are 200 Eastern Cape schools that remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic‚ premier Oscar Mabuyane said in Bhisho on Tuesday morning. Mabuyane said...

77-year-old among group arrested for forcefully removing pupils from schools due...

Learners and teachers at Olivenhoutbosch Secondary school have stared with teaching and learning, on the first day of schooling after, on June 8...

Emergency water tanks and sanitation for Eastern Cape schools

Water tanks holding thousands of litres of water are being installed in deprived Eastern Cape schools as part of an effort to combat the...

Teacher who threatened to kneel on students’ necks fired

A teacher at a private school in Kyalami who allegedly threatened pupils with the same fate that befell George Floyd has been fired. Sonya de...

Eastern Cape hospitals‚ clinics‚ schools overwhelmed by Covid-19 ‘storm’

The impact of an approaching coronavirus "storm" is being felt in the Eastern Cape as patients overwhelm some public hospitals‚ clinics close as staff...

Survey raises red flag about teachers’ health if exposed to Covid-19

The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA (Naptosa) is concerned about how many teachers with underlying health conditions are at increased risk from the...

BREAKING | 204 test positive at Eastern Cape boarding school

The Eastern Cape health department is considering converting Makaula Senior Secondary School into an isolation facility after 204 people at the school tested positive...

Coronavirus widens stark education divide in SA

At the time of going to print, schools in the BCM area would have been open for just under two weeks. When it was first...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...

‘Pupils are scared, and so are staff’: back to school during...

Mom ready with steam iron before primary school child can enter home Shared anxiety and determination united pupils and teachers at Gauteng schools on Monday,...

Schools ‘94% ready’, Motshekga tells unions ahead of schools reopening

Basic education minister scheduled to address the nation at 4pm on Sunday Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told teachers' unions and the three major governing...

No more delays as schools set to reopen

After last week's abortive attempt, kids go back tomorrow After almost three months, most grade 7 and 12 pupils will finally head back to school...

DUTYWA POLICE INVESTIGATE ARSON OF SCHOOL

Dutywa Police are investigating an arson case following the burning down of a school in Dutywa. It is alleged that the school principal of Dinizulu...

ConCourt dismisses bid by Maimane’s movement to stop school reopening

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed an application by former DA leader Mmusi Maimane's One South Africa Movement to halt the reopening of schools. Maimane...

Re-opening of schools delayed until June 8

The implemention of Level 3 on Monday June 1 was meant to symbolise the beginning of a return to normalcy. Part of this return was...

‘All students must get fair chance to finish academic year’: Buti...

Deputy higher education minister Buti Manamela says institutions of higher learning will forge ahead with plans to operate at 33% capacity to limit the...

Parents fume at school delay as pupils already dropped off at...

Education department is disrespectful and inconsiderate, say irate parents Parents have expressed their frustration at the basic education ministry’s last minute U-turn on grade 7...

UPDATED: Here are the back to school dates for all grades

It'll be a month after grade 12 and 7 pupils go back to school that their mates can start to join them in the...

‘The biggest stress I am facing is the fact that I...

Matric pupil writes heartfelt letter to Ramaphosa, Motshekga Teenager Malikah Swail has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa for schools not to reopen on June 1. The...

‘Schools won’t be ready on June 1′, say teachers’ unions

KGAUGELO MASWENENG A survey by unions representing education professionals has found that the country is not ready to resume teaching on June 1. The information was...

Department mulls keeping hotspot pupils at home

SANDISO PHALISO and PREGA GOVENDER Thousands of pupils attending schools in Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay metros, areas regarded as Covid-19 hotspots in the...

Principals uneasy about order to return to school

By YOLISWA SOBUWA - Some school management teams across the country will not report for work today as personal protective equipment (PPE) materials have not...

Only Gauteng and Western Cape ready to reopen schools

Gauteng and the Western Cape are the only two provinces that are ready to reopen schools. This is what the MECs of education from the...

Principals and other officials will not be at school from Monday:...

It's official: principals and other members of school management teams (SMTs) will not be reporting for duty on Monday. At least, so says teachers' union...

Back to school dates set with matrics and grade 7s first...

Schools are set to partially reopen next week with teachers opening on Monday, May 4, and pupils two days later. Basic education director-general Mathanzima Mweli...

Sadtu calls for strict health protocols before schools re-open

By PREGA GOVENDER The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has called on the departments of basic eduction and higher education to provide temperature scanners to...

Yikes! Some grades may only return to school in July

The basic education department is considering a ‘phased-in’ approach to the resumption of schooling SLOWLY, SLOWLY The department of basic education is proposing that children...

Concerns over lockdown’s affect on sport and the youth

Township sport development organisations Xhanti Msauli Foundation and Leo Mbini Schools Mbini Rugby Development Programme have expressed concern over how the lockdown will affect...

Universities consider reconfiguring academic year to match that of northern hemisphere

By SISANDA ALUTA MBOLEKWA A common reopening date, online learning and reconfiguring the academic calendar to align it with that of the northern hemisphere —...

DoE helps students during shutdown

The department of education (DoE) is pulling out all the stops to ensure that pupils don't fall behind during the 21-day national lockdown. According to...

Sisters with imagination

Pair publish children’s book Using her power of imagination, 11-year old Merrifield pupil Isinamva Mayekiso recently launched her first book, titled Giving Up? No Ways...

Pupils help township dogs

“If one person can make a difference in the world, I believe we can all live in better place,” Leilah du Plessis, 13, said....

Sudden closure leaves schools in the lurch

In a move that was equal parts shocking and inevitable, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on Sunday in response to the...

Welcome upgrade for Jityaza Combined Primary School

MultiChoice Group (MCG), together with the department of education (DOE), handed over new upgrades to Jityaza Combined Primary School in King William’s Town on Monday....

Selborne snatches last-minute win in tough clash with Hudson

It was a nail-biting match on Saturday when the Selborne College 1st XV rugby team went up against their Hudson Park counterparts in the...

One toilet for 659 learners at high school in Limpopo

Storm damage from November last year has still not been repaired One toilet for 659 learners and classrooms with 50 learners. This is the situation...

Former principal nabs Kadar Asmal award

Former Lilyfontein principal Dr Ian Galbraith recently walked away with the highly coveted Kader Asmal Excellence Award at the recent National Teaching Awards ceremony. Galbraith initially...