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Sipho Masondo

Pap and meat to oust school principal

22 June 2014 15:00

Two Sadtu leaders allegedly bribed a matric pupil and a local ANC Youth League leader with cheap vodka, food and “whatever you want” to disrupt one of Durban’s best township schools and oust its principal.

Education official paid R700 000 a year to ‘loiter’

1 June 2014 15:01

A senior official in Mpumalanga’s provincial education department has been collecting his R700 000 annual salary for almost five years for doing nothing more than pitching up to work “to loiter and read newspapers”.

Bodies pleased unions aren’t part of teachers’ jobs-for-cash task team

20 May 2014 17:25

The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA (Fedsas) has welcomed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s decision to appoint a task team to probe the jobs-for-cash scandal.

Security officers sent to kidnapped principal’s school

14 May 2014 12:02

The department of basic education in KwaZulu-Natal has dispatched security officers to the Waterloo Primary School in Verulam, north of Durban, following the abduction last week of the school’s acting principal, Kaise Ngcobo.

Tempers flare at Julius Malema’s polling station

7 May 2014 8:20

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the ANC have butted heads outside the Seshego polling station where EFF leader Julius Malema is expected to cast his ballot later this morning.