Here are the updated return dates and plans for schools in South Africa

The Department of Basic Education has published the updated return dates and plans for schools in South Africa. In a gazette published on Thursday, the 15th of July, basic education minister, Angie Motshekga said schools […]

Teachers’ unions welcome delayed school reopening but worry about loss of teaching and learning time

Teachers unions have welcomed the school’s reopening delay to July 26 as the infection rate continues to surge. On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would remain on level 4 lockdown for the […]

Angie Motshekga slams myths surrounding vaccines after teachers refuse the jab

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says some teachers were hesitant to get vaccinated against Covid-19 because of myths about the jab affecting women’s fertility. Motshekga was briefing the media at the Gallagher Convention Centre vaccination […]

Leaders of teachers unions to receive vaccines on Thursday

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout aimed at vaccinating more than half a million South African teachers and school staff kicked off on Wednesday. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga said the leadership of the five teachers unions […]

ECD sector demands to be included in teachers’ vaccination roll-out

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector is calling on the government to ensure that they too are included in the teachers’ vaccination roll-out. An open letter to Department of Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu, penned […]

Decision to cancel matric mid-year exams welcomed

The decision to cancel the mid-year exams for matric learners to allow them time to cover the curriculum has been welcomed. National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA executive director, Basil Manuel said pupils must remain […]