The basic education department’s district directors, circuit managers and curriculum advisers will now have to sign “binding performance agreements and work plans” – or be axed.
The department of basic education has admitted that hundreds of thousands of pupils did not write this year’s Annual National Assessments (ANAs).
South African pupils’ numeracy and literacy levels are still far below the required standards, the Annual National Assessments (ANA) results have revealed.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has ordered an investigation into pupils’ generally poor academic performance in grades 7, 8 and 9.
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.
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Ordinary people are adversely affected by load shedding, and there may well be disastrous consequences for jobs, livelihoods and our sinking economy.
We hear it all the time, especially during the festive season. Many of South Africa’s taxis are death traps.