By: Joseph Toe   The Ministry of Education has released protocols that must be put in place in every school to ensure a safe school environment prior to the re-opening of a school. The protocols dictate that school administrators identify any possible exposure to Ebola by student or school personnel during the 21 days before

346 complaints laid against educators

Friday, 05 December 2014 posted by

        Johannesburg – Three hundred and forty-six complaints had been laid against educators since April, the SA Council for Educators (SACE) said on Wednesday.   “Most of the complaints involved corporal punishment, sexual abuse and assault between colleagues, in that order,” spokesman Thembinkosi Ndhlovu said in a statement. This was according to

By: Bongekile Macupe        IT TROUBLED Boy Boy Shai, 24, of Bokgaga village near Tzaneen in Limpopo that there was no library in the village.   And so he decided to start one himself in the area where t here are five schools that do not have libraries. The closest library is in

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By: DBE   The partnership between USAID and the DBE, through which the School Capacity and Innovation Programme (SCIP), aimed at addressing the literacy gap among 100 million children worldwide, is currently being implemented in South Africa. Education experts comprising officials from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), USAID, the ELMA Foundation and the J.P.

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By: Department of Basic Education   Learners in Tshwane West have been encouraged to register with Home   Affairs to ensure that they have the necessary documents (ID or Birth   Certificates) whilst they are still in the schooling system. The   Departments of Basic Education (DBE) and Home Affairs (DHA), supported by the   Council of

By: Sapa     “All those learners will have to repeat those grades because they missed out on too much work. They missed pretty much half of the year,” spokeswoman Troy Martens said. More than 15,000 Kuruman school pupils from Grade R to Grade 11 will have to repeat their grades next year, the basic


          By: Leroy M. Sonpon, III   Legislators in the House of Representatives are concerned about the future of Liberian children as the closure of schools in the country continues due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As the Ebola virus spread uncontrollably throughout the country, the Liberian government through


        PRESS RELEASE By: Sonja Boshoff   A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that only 92 teachers of the total number of 1 232 teachers in Schools for the Deaf are qualified in South African Sign Language. The reply also revealed that an additional 127 teachers have received rudimentary


By: Niyi       Nigerian innovative designer, who has special focus on early education, Lara Cookey has made it to the finals of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Empretec Women in Business Awards. Her Contextplay Matrix Ltd., designs educational toys and recreational tools for early child development, including learning materials,

Critical questions of future growth

Friday, 10 October 2014 posted by

By: Fiona Ross What is human potential? Can it be measured? If so, how? And what might these mea­surements miss, overlook or ignore? What used to be philosophical questions, pondered by pedantic greybeards or perhaps students in pubs, are now critical questions of future development. One site in which they are receiving considerable scholarly and