The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools wants the government to set special tariffs for schools for water, electricity and refuse removal.
Ballet classes, daycare centres, on-site doctors and even a day on which employees are encouraged to “lie on the beach”.
South Africa’s job training programmes are weak, undesirable and do not respond to labour market needs.
The department of basic education is introducing a vocational curriculum at some schools to address high dropout rates and the country’s skill shortages.
South Africa’s vocational programmes are in trouble, with many duplicating each other.
Further Education and Training colleges are getting a makeover – in name, at least.
A township school on Johannesburg’s East Rand is administering one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous academic qualifications – for just R200 a month.
By the time many South African pupils reach Grade 4, they are functionally illiterate – mainly because they do not read at all during Grades 1, 2 and 3.
The North Gauteng High Court has granted the Department of Basic Education leave to appeal a decision that it had violated the rights of pupils in Limpopo by failing to deliver textbooks to them.
South Africans believe corruption is far more prevalent in the private sector than it is in government departments.
The Gauteng department of education has promised to take action against a teacher who failed to restrain two boys fighting in his class.
Neo Mhlanga’s closest companion was once a .38 Special with which he used to terrorise people in their Sandton, Rivonia and Buccleuch homes near Joburg.
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Wednesday. I’m hungry. I’m thinking about Doctor Hunter S Thomson.
The recent behaviour displayed by our parliamentarians is disturbing, with the name-calling, shouting and refusal to obey the rules of the House.
There is nothing as sweet as a hard-earned victory. Ask Bafana Bafana. They should be over the moon at qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.