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Isabel Lampr with her new grade 1 class at Laerskool Louw Geldenhuys on January 15, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Schools across the country opened their doors for the 2014

Too few schools for EL’s kids

THE best time to apply to get your child into Grade 1 is when they are a year old. This was the advice given by Janine R adue,   head of the foundation phase at Abbotsford Christian School.

Eastern Cape learners face being without textbooks next year Picture: file

Learners face shortage of textbooks

Thousands of Eastern Cape learners face being without textbooks next year as  the education department has used funds for learner-teacher support materials (LTSM) to pay teacher salaries and buy school furniture.

Mthunywa Ngonzo

Education boss turns to court over suspension

SUSPENDED Eastern Cape education boss Mthunywa Ngonzo has taken the education department to court to interdict disciplinary proceedings against him.

FUTURE PROMISE:
Pupils Siyahluma
Hole, Yonela Xawuka
and Othembele Njongi
of Tuwa Primary
School at the new
building under
construction by the
community. Below,
Grade 4 pupil
Thomaliso Hole stands
outside her present
classroom Picture: SINO
MAJANGAZA

Schooling excellence is possible

OUR school education is currently rated as 140th out of 145 countries. A more recent report put the rating slightly lower but, for now, the given rating is simply horrendous.

President Jacob Zuma

Education a tool for success: Zuma

Education must be used as an instrument to reverse the damage of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

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.

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