The family of a grade 12 learner, who was allegedly raped on her way from school by an unknown suspect in Bochum, Limpopo, has asked for assistance to ensure that she returns to school.
The Basic Education Department is considering rescheduling the Grade 12 technology exam which could not be written in many parts of the country due to power cuts.
Psychologists and psychiatrists are on standby to help learners who didn’t pass their grade 12. The National Senior Certificate (NSC )Matric results will be released on Friday.
Over one million Grade 7 and 12 pupils are expected to return to school as the Basic Education Department prepares to catch up after more than two months of no schooling due to the lockdown.
A 17-year-old Grade 12 boy has confessed to raping and strangling a classmate in Mpumalanga.
A grade 12 learner from Modubatse Secondary School is expected to appear in the Bolobedu Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), has called on the Department of Basic Education to reassess strategies around the reopening of schools, saying the phasing in of more grades may need to be postponed.
The coronavirus pandemic and the oil price shock it triggered have had a severe impact on sovereigns in sub-Saharan Africa, which led to rating downgrades on seven of the 19 rated SSA sovereigns since the beginning of March 2020, Fitch Ratings says.
Government has expressed disappointment over global ratings agency S&P to lower South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings further into non-investment grade to ‘BB-’ and ‘BB’ respectively.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the brutal murder of a 14-year-old Grade 9 girl learner is saddening beyond comprehension.