Newly signed school uniforms memorandum to assist struggling families.

Hard-pressed families could soon be saving on school uniforms following the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at stopping schools from forcing parents to buy from exclusive suppliers. The Competition Commission, the Department of […]

9 000 Grade 1 and 16 000 Grade 8 pupils unplaced as 2021 school year kicks off

The minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga says the demand for space in schools continues to plague the department as, nationally, a total of 8 982 Grade 1 pupils remain unplaced, despite public schooling […]

Independent schools to remain open, but remotely.

Independent schools will not be delaying or closing schools as recommended by the Department of Basic Education, says Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa executive director, Lebogang Montjane. Montjane said just as they did last […]

Re-opening of schools postponed to February 15.

The Department of Basic Education has recently announced that reopening of schools will be delayed by two weeks. This comes after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa and resulted in over […]

“Reopening schools places educators, learners at risk of contracting Covid-19” Parent organisation

The organisation Parents Against Opening of Schools believes rushing children back to school will place educators and learners at risk of contracting Covid-19. Vanessa le Roux said the group was formed after the lockdown was […]