Selborne pupil in Biathle/Triathle World Champs

Selborne Primary grade 6 pupil Adam de Lange, 12, recently travelled to Weiden, Germany to take part in the UIPM Biathle/Triathle World Championships which...

Pupil organises sanitary pad drive

Hudson Park grade 11 pupil Anesipo Mana is on a mission to help female students in Stutterheim by organising a sanitary pad drive. The drive...

Reading should be a right for all

Once upon a time, reading was a privilege that only a few were able to access. Though reading is more accessible these days than what...

Merrifield, Toast join forces to assist KZN

Merrifield School recently organised a charity drive to collect supplies to send up to KwaZulu-Natal, which was recently hit hard by a series of...

Helping to illuminate country’s students

East London resident Pezisa Asanda is on a mission to help high school and university students through his non-profit organisation, World Illuminators, which he...

Nominations open for National Teaching Awards

The department of basic education (DBE) is calling on teachers across the country to take part in the upcoming National Teaching Awards (NTA) which...

SA moves to alert level 4 for 14 days: Cyril Ramaphosa

All gatherings are prohibited, effectively immediately, except for funerals with a maximum of 50 people, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. The sale of all alcohol...

Matric exams to start on November 1 and end on December...

It’s official: the national senior certificate exams for matric pupils will start on November 1 and end on December 7. The exam papers scheduled to...

Students’ art on display at Belgravia Art Centre

Belgravia Arts Centre will be hosting an art exhibition at their premises until June 18. The exhibition contains work from 667 students of all...

Sanitary towel drive to keep girls in school

The Keep a Girl in School Sanitary Drive took place at Spargs Mall in Beacon Bay, with the aim of providing sanitary towels to...

Schools trying to continue ‘as normal’ after sport ban

The department of basic education announced last week that, once again, a ban was to be placed on all school contact sport. This announcement came...

Education department suspends school contact sports

NALEDI SHANGE All contact sports in schools have been suspended with immediate effect from Wednesday. This is the word from the council of education ministers after...

100 new shoes for Pefferville Primary students

There was much joy on Tuesday when local NGO Clean Slate handed over 100 pairs of shoes to students of Pefferville Primary School. The shoes...

Education employment initiative ends

The department of basic education (DBE) recently announced that the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative, which started in December 2020, has officially come to an...

Important milestone for Clarendon hockey captain

For Clarendon High School hockey player Asben Gilbert, Sunday May 9 represents a special milestone in her sporting career. When she takes to the field...

Clarendon Matric Dance [GALLERY]

EDIT:  A previous version of this article had the incorrect names in one of the captions. We apologise for the error NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Clarendon...

Education department still considering normal five-day schooling for all primary school...

The department of basic education is considering the possibility of allowing all primary school  pupils to return to school on a full-time basis. In a...

Schools slowly returning to being ‘normal’

One of the first institutions to feel the impact of the national lockdown was schools, which closed in March last year and have been...

Promaths after-school tuition programme achieve 100% pass rate

Despite the many challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Mdantsane students taking part in the Promaths after-school tuition programme being run out...

Princess reaches out to help others, her community

For Mdantsane-born Zikhona Ngxata, who was crowned Second Princess at the 2021 Mrs South Africa, a love for pageantry began at an early age. “I’ve...

Sashoc welcomes return of school sport matches

The South African Schools Hockey Association (Sashoc) said it welcomed the return of school sport. “The hockey fraternity as a whole is champing at the...

Student celebrates 8 distinctions

Solomon Mahlangu Senior Secondary School pupil Sibulele Solilo overcame the challenges posed by the national lockdown to achieve eight distinctions and a 90% average...

Penny’s Project Delivers

Beneficiaries receive boxes full of goodies     SUCH was the generosity of the East London community that four beneficiaries were identified to receive contributions made towards...

New ride-sharing service for school commute

The traditional school commute has been a major hassle for parents everywhere, but a new ride-sharing service is looking to change that. The brainchild of...

Entries open for Nestlé Mathematics Challenge

Registration for the Nestlé Nespray SA Mathematics Challenge are officially open for primary school learners across the country. The competition aims to improve problem-solving and...

Merrifield joy at 100% pass rate

Friday was one of joy for Merrifield College’s matric class of 2020 as they celebrated their 100% pass rate with a special function at...

Mzansi toasts the matric class of 2020

CEBELIHLE BHENGU Many have taken to social media to congratulate the class of 2020 after the national matric results were released. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga...

School no big deal for little ones

The school shoes may have been uncomfortable and not having the time to build Lego was quite an adjustment, but mummy’s yummy mini-burgers and...

‘Nobody will go to school’: Parents will burn tyres if children...

Tensions continue to rise in Parkside, with protesters threatening to burn tyres and shut down schools in the area if their children were not...

Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school due to...

IVAN PIJOOS Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school last year after the imposition of the March lockdown due to Covid-19 fears, Gauteng...

Umalusi gives green light for release of matric exam results

But 893 candidates in four provinces implicated in ‘group copying’ Exams quality assurer Umalusi has given the green light for the release of the 2020...

You must still pay school fees despite Covid-19 breaks, says Angie...

Parents who wonder if they can skip paying school fees in the context of Covid-enforced longer school breaks have been categorically given the answer:...

WSU apologises for incorrectly deregistering 127 students

Walter Sisulu University has said that it assumes full responsibility for erroneously deregistering 127 students during the 2020 academic year. The university said that a...

Parents threaten to shut down schools over enrollment controversy

Residents in Pefferville are threatening to “shut the gates” of local schools over what they allege is unfair exclusion of their children. Concerned parents, led...

Winner’s ways benefit children

PNA’s Back-to-School colouring-in competition WITH school holidays having been extended, a challenge for many parents and guardians remains how to keep young children happily occupied. Thankfully...

Educators positive about school readiness

Schools across in the province are welcoming educators back once again as staff return to their working environments as of Monday February 1 in...

‘Nothing left to steal at school — now the criminals have...

Vandalised facilities, a disintegrating structure and now blackened walls as a result of an alleged arson attack  — staff are at their wits’ end...

‘Loneliness and motivation key challenges for learners,’ survey finds

A study by the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) has found that two of the biggest challenges facing higher education students during the pandemic...

Education department’s U-turn on PPE

The Eastern Cape department of education (DoE) made a sudden about-face after announcing that, despite it's earlier statements, it will be funding procurement of...

School closures prompt fierce debate

The decision by the department of basic education (DBE) to delay the re-opening of schools until February 15 has been met with heavy debate...

Health and safety top priority, says basic education department

The department of basic education (DBE) has said that it is satisfied with the ongoing marking of the 2020 matric exams so far. All provinces...

Education department confirms two-week delay in reopening of schools

The basic education department on Friday confirmed that the reopening of schools has been postponed to February 15. “Given the pressure experienced by the health...

Covid command council urges delay to schools opening

Eastern Cape education unions say the national coronavirus command council's recommendation to postpone the reopening of schools to February 15 is the right move, though...

53% of adults want schools closed until Covid-19 situation improves –...

As the country intensifies its fight against Covid-19‚ a survey conducted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has revealed that the majority of people...

Schools could turn into Covid-19 ‘super-spreaders’, says teachers’ union

NONKULULEKO NJILO The reopening of schools later this month may lead to a spike in Covid-19 infections, a teachers' union said on Monday as it...

Grade 12 exam marking extended as marker dies‚ some withdraw due...

The department of basic education has extended the marking of grade 12 exam papers due to a shortage of markers after some withdrew or...

It’s sweet! Newlywed matric pupil on marriage after exam leak hitch

Matric pupil Eesa Omar said “I do” and is now on honeymoon‚ after almost not making it down the aisle. The 18-year-old's mid-December wedding and...

Plenty of fun at Adventure Mile and Market

The Booti Brothers and their lime green octopus mascot for being the overall winners. Hope Schools was delighted to host their inaugural Adventure Mile and...

Department under fire over matric rewrite

The department of basic education has taken drastic measures in response to the leak of two matric exam papers, declaring that the maths paper...

Leaked matric exam papers must not be rewritten, judge orders

The two leaked matric exam papers must not be rewritten, the Pretoria high court ruled on Friday. Judge Norman Davis has set aside the basic...