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Angie Motshekga

Dept pays R29m to schools

The Department of Basic Education has finally paid some R29-million it owed to 32 Eastern Cape schools – but not before national education bosses’  luxury cars were attached.

Anele Nkoyi

SA must unshackle chains that prevent free education

SINCE my arrival at an institution of higher learning in 2008 until my departure in last year, and even today,

Minister of Basic Education, Angie  Motshekga

Over half million to write matric 2014

More than half-a-million public school pupils have registered to write matric this year, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

JULY 29, 2014 Excited pupils from Mzokhanyo High School in Duncan Village happily tuck into a plate of pap and chicken, which the school is serving for the first time in line with the new menu for the school nutrition programme. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA ©DAILY DISPATCH

Budget boost means kids eat chicken for first time

‘Joy on those faces just heart-warming’ THE department of education has new menus for its school nutrition programme – and for the first time, Eastern Cape pupils will be fed chicken meat.

MEC for Education Mandla Makupula. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Education MEC fires rotten apple employees

EDUCATION MEC Mandla Makupula has announced that his department has fired 30 employees for various irregularities.

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Education head suspended

Ngonzo accused of unilateral tender decision PROVINCIAL education boss Mthunywa Ngonzo’s tenure at the helm of the troubled department could be coming to an end after he was suspended yesterday.

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Schools learning to fail

Education plunges into chaos as pupils sit on buckets, share question papers. A RADICAL plan by the Eastern Cape department of education to overhaul the education system has left hundreds of pupils without teachers

ACID AGONY: Siyabulela Hola from Zanolwazi, whose face was burnt when a bottle of acid broke and splashed him at school, dreams of having plastic surgery  so that he can look ‘normal’ again. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

R5.5m for acid burn victim

Youth now plans to start a business that will help whole village AN EASTERN Cape pupil whose face was severely disfigured when he was burnt by acid at school has received R5.5-million in compensation

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