Safety in schools under the spotlight in Parliament

13th October 2017 Bernard Chiguvare 0

A working partnership to address crime and violence in schools was established in 2011 between the Ministry of Police and the Department of Basic Education called “The Protocol”. But most Members of the portfolio committee on basic Education were skeptical about whether the protocol is working or even if it is able to reduce crime at schools at all

Classes have resumed at Klipspruit-West High

3rd October 2017 Ramatamo Sehoai 0

Racial tension between the ‘Coloured’ community of Klipspruit and ‘African’ teachers sparked a huge debate around blackness. The source of the tension was the appointment of a new principal at Klipspruit West High. Soon the tensions spread to Eldorado Park, leading to the withdrawal by the teacher’s union, SADTU, of its members from work.

Fort Hare SRC blames NSFAS on delayed student payment

31st July 2017 Chris Gilili 0

Thousands of students from three Eastern Cape universities may not receive payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) this year. According to a report released by NSFAS, this is due to the fact that some students didn’t sign their agreement forms for funding.

Land occupiers and special school at odds over land

8th April 2017 Joseph Chirume 0

A school in the Eastern Cape that provides special education to intellectually disabled children is facing a myriad of challenges. The school has an acute shortage of teachers, overcrowding and a critical shortage of special teaching guides.

Luthando Luvuyo Special School in Port Elizabeth. It has been plagued by staff shortages and overcrowding in its classes. The school is also in need of more classrooms. To compound the school’s predicament, next to it is Sharpeville informal settlement.

School children face daily deadly crossing

8th April 2017 Nonzukiso Pitsha 0

The Old Lansdowne road in Philippi has extremely heavy traffic, which causes hundreds of accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and cars every year. The most pedestrians that are in danger are school children because they travel to and from school almost 200 times per year.