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Language crucial in SA transforming education

THE matric results may have faded from our memories, but as we move towards the fifth general election, the issue of education has been raised once more by political parties in their respective manifestos.


Report: drunk teachers pass out in schools

TEACHERS come to class drunk and pass out while pupils are getting high on drugs in Eastern Cape schools.

OVERCROWDED: More than 200 Grade R pupils cram in one classroom at Sinempumelelo Primary School in Nompumelelo informal settlement in Beacon Bay

221 pupils packed in one class

Parents call for government intervention. AN EAST London school has more than 200 Grade R pupils crammed into a single prefab classroom each day, with only a single Grade R teacher.


IsiXhosa teachers ‘will arrive’

Principals complain of no planning, books, space. PLANS to incorporate indigenous languages as part of the official school curriculum in the Eastern Cape are forging ahead, despite several schools reporting teething problems.

Daily Dispatch

Thousands of pupils way past teens

Numbers ‘highlight a bigger problem’. MORE than 100 000 Eastern Cape pupils are over the age of 20. The numbers reflect 2012 enrolment figures between Grades 8 to 10 from the provincial education department.

Angie Motshekga

Motshekga must publish infrastructure norms: Court

The Bhisho High Court made an order-by-consent on Thursday compelling the basic education minister to publish the norms and standards for school infrastructure, Equal Education (EE) said.

Daily Dispatch

Department probes 300 employees

Bhisho pulls out all stops to track down ‘ghost teachers’ THE Eastern Cape education department is conducting a forensic investigation to determine how more than 300 ghost teachers made their way into the public purse.

Daily Dispatch

Motshekga may fail to build 300 schools

Report suggests minister can’t meet targets BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga is unlikely to meet her target to build more than 300 Eastern Cape schools by the end of the next financial year, according to a report released by Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM).

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