‘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...

Promaths class passes with flying colours

Designed to speed up top-level results among Grades 10 to 12 pupils in previously disadvantaged areas, the Promaths programme at the Kutlwanong Centre for...

Wits SRC protests against students ‘forced to sleep in library’

Nzimande hopes to raise R64bn via private sector over the next 10 years A video clip of students sleeping in the library at the University...

Greenpoint wins 2020 inter-schools debate challenge

Pupils argue mother-tongue teaching theme Schools from around East London participated in the fourth annual Inter- Schools Debating Competition at Buffalo City Tvet College last...

Stirling swimmer chosen for SA squad

Jayden Sivai, 13, has eye on Olympics one day Stirling High School grade 8 pupil Jayden Sivai,13, has been chosen for the SA national swimming...

‘Revolutionary’ musical comes to Guild Theatre

Stirling High pupils present ‘Les Misérables’ The international musical theatre phenomenon Les Misérables comes to East London in the form of Les Misérables: School Edition,...

Reddam Constantia dominates Vides

There was plenty of excitement at the Selborne College pool last Sunday as the highly anticipated match of the 2020 Vides Water Polo Tournament...

Clarendon breaks St Stithians’ winning streak

It a stunning upset, Clarendon High School's 1st water polo beat Johannesburg-based St Stithians College in the recent National All Girls' Aquatics Festival in...

Donation to help develop hockey at local schools

There was much excitement to be had at Breidbach Primary on Friday morning after it was identified as one of five local schools to benefit from...

150 bikes donated

Project’s mission is to help keep pupils in school Pupils at Nyameko High School in Mdantsane NU 8 were filled with excitement last week when...

Lions Ladies donate sanitary towels

LAST Wednesday was a joyful day for Breidbach Secondary school head and girl leaders after receiving boxes of sanitary towels donated by the King William’s Town...

Sundale partners with Hope Schools

Sundale Dairy recently partnered with Hope Schools to provide a regular supply of dairy products to pupils, as well as educational material and factory...

R77m school construction project stalled since 2018

A R77m project to rebuild a Uitenhage school has been stalled since 2018‚ apparently because the Eastern Cape department of education is not paying...

KHS excells again with 100% matric pass rate

Kingsridge High School for Girls excelled once again after achieving a 100% matric pass rate in 2019. All 88 candidates who sat down to write...

Clarendon pupil shines in SA chess tournament

BY PORCHÉ-LEE OBARAY Clarendon Preparatory School Grade 2 pupil Viha Beecum has proven to be quite the little whizzkid at chess. Beecum recently represented Buffalo City for...

How to stop kids from hating school: give them more screen...

  Forget chalk-and-talk. We seriously need to rethink education for always-on digital natives With the start of the new school year this week, some kids are...

Talented EL motocross star attracts sponsors

Beaconhurst Primary School pupil Jayden Bruce-Alexander, continues to excell in motocross. Jayden started riding when he was just four years old, with his dad helping...

Cambridge pupils excel at arts fests

Cambridge High School's Art Club shone recently when it competed in two provincial competitions, the Sundays River Valley Provincial Arts and Culture Festival and...

Bursary opens doors

Mdantsane star hitting his Wits studies for a six While Mdantsane is known for producing sterling boxers and rugby players, it is rare to have...

Hope Schools celebrates milestone

It was a day of great blessings and jubilation on Tuesday as Hope Schools celebrated their 14th Founders Day while also showing off some...

Breidbach Primary awards its achievers

Last Thursday marked a significant milestone for Breidbach Primary pupils, as the school hosted another successful celebration of its academic and sports achievers. The event saw top...

Pupils help collect and breed insects to clean Nahoon

EDIT: An earlier version of this article misidentified Kim Weaver as the head of the CBC when she is in fact head of CBC...

Young author preaches forgiveness

Writing her first book at the age of 11 has helped Olwami Shangase, 12, heal the pain of discovering that her biological father had...