Teenage pregnancies also contributed to high dropout rates: Zikalala

21 January 2022, 1:13 PM
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has identified teenage pregnancy as one of the main contributing factors to the high rate of school dropouts.
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Govt urged to build partnerships with private sector to ensure quality education for poorer children 20 January 2022, 1:09 PM

One South Africa Chief Activist Mmusi Maimane says government needs to build partnerships with the private sector to ensure quality education for poorer children. Speaking ahead of the release of the 2021 Grade 12 results this evening, Maimane said poor children are still disadvantaged by a lack of proper education facilities.

Schooling interrupted in Gomolo as residents protest over removal of a ward councillor 20 January 2022, 7:16 AM

Hundreds of learners from Gomolo village at Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape have not been able to get to their schools as angry residents blockaded access roads with burning tyres.

Academic year delayed at Eastern Cape school due to flooding 19 January 2022, 6:24 PM

The start of the academic year has been delayed at Mbozisa Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape due to damages caused by flooding.  

Western Cape Education still working to place almost 3 000 learners in schools 19 January 2022, 6:09 PM

The Western Cape Department of Education continues to place all learners in its schools. Nearly 3 000 pupils are yet to be placed.

Coastal schools reopen on Wednesday for 2022 academic year 19 January 2022, 11:20 AM

Coastal schools open for the 2022 academic year on Wednesday. Some schools have been affected by severe thunderstorms resulting in flooding, while others were looted and stripped of school infrastructure and technological gadgets.

Western Cape education ready to reopen schools while KZN decides to delay 19 January 2022, 8:03 AM

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says the province is ready for the start of the new school year.

Eastern Cape education ready for reopening of schools 18 January 2022, 6:07 AM

The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape says it is ready for the reopening of schools in the province. Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape will open schools on Wednesday for the 2022 academic year.

School
COSAS calls for the school curriculum to be changed 16 January 2022, 7:12 AM

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) says the school curriculum needs to be changed to ensure that township and rural learners get quality education.

Eastern Cape Education head says province on track to welcome learners for 2022 14 January 2022, 6:05 PM

The head of the Eastern Cape's Education Department Dr Naledi Mbude has given assurance that the province is on track to welcome learners back when schools in coastal provinces reopen next week.

Learners
Lesufi commits to place all pupils by the end of January 12 January 2022, 7:13 PM

An estimated 10 000 Gauteng learners are applying to enter a provincial school for the first time on Wednesday.

Western Cape Education calls for scraping of rotational system, arguing it robs learners of proper tuition 12 January 2022, 4:21 PM

The Western Cape department of education says the continued rotational schooling system, introduced during lockdown levels, is negatively impacting children's education.

Minister Motshekga happy with 2022 academic year readiness 12 January 2022, 2:43 PM

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says she is happy that the start of the 2022 academic year is smooth.

39 Northern Cape schools vandalised over the festive season 12 January 2022, 12:52 PM

The provincial department of education in the Northern Cape says at least 39 schools were vandalised over the festive season. The department says assessment on the magnitude of the damage is still under way ahead of the reopening of schools in the province next week. Education Department spokesperson Geoffrey Van Der Merwe says, “We condemn […]

MEC Lesufi commits to placing all Gauteng learners by end of January 12 January 2022, 12:45 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has committed to ensuring that learners who have not been placed are assisted before the end of January.

Parents, learners from Tirelong Secondary march to N4 in North West, demand mobile classrooms 12 January 2022, 11:14 AM

Parents and learners of the Tirelong Secondary School near Kroondal in the North West have marched to the N4 saying they will blockade the road until the Department of Education provides learners with mobile classrooms.

Parents gather outside Pretoria school demanding placement for their children 12 January 2022, 10:17 AM

A group of parents is waiting outside the Hoërskool Akasia in Theresa Park in Pretoria North, to demand the placement of their children.

Motshekga relieved learners are back at inland schools 12 January 2022, 9:12 AM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is relieved that learners are back to school in inland provinces.

Parents of unplaced children in Pretoria threaten to disrupt lessons 12 January 2022, 8:10 AM

Some parents in Pretoria whose children remain unplaced, have threatened to disrupt lessons as learners at inland schools will start the 2022 academic year on Wednesday.ph

Learners
Basic Education Minister to visit three schools in Randfontein, Gauteng 12 January 2022, 7:11 AM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will visit three schools in Randfontein, Gauteng, to check on their readiness as the 2022 academic year kicks off in inland provinces.

Inland schools to reopen today 12 January 2022, 6:11 AM

Schools in inland provinces of Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday.

Parents in Garankuwa express frustration, confusion over learner registration system 11 January 2022, 4:45 PM

As thousands of schoolchildren will be returning back to their classrooms parents whose children remain unplaced around Tshwane schools have threatened to stop the lessons.

Education Department working closely with parents to intensify vaccinations among learners: Motshekga 11 January 2022, 12:31 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department is working closely with parents and schools to intensify its efforts to vaccinate learners from the start of the 2022 academic year.

Naptosa calls for schools to return to full-time learning 11 January 2022, 7:00 AM

The ‎National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) is calling for schools to return to full-time learning in 2022. Inland schools will be the first to go back to school on Wednesday. Learners in the coastal provinces will return on January 19.

Schools
North West Education MEC slams parents who deny their children access to education 11 January 2022, 6:38 AM

North West Education MEC Wendy Matsemala says parents who deny their children access to education are contravening the Schools Act.

Mpumalanga Education delivers 70 of the 105 mobile classrooms in schools damaged by storms 10 January 2022, 3:28 PM

Mpumalanga Department of Education says it has delivered 70 of the 105 mobile classrooms to schools damaged by storms. Over 20 schools were damaged by storms last year.

Parents queue outside Education Department offices to find placement for their children 10 January 2022, 2:50 PM

Parents have been queuing outside the Gauteng Department of Education district offices, south of Johannesburg, since the early hours of this morning, desperate to find schools for their children.