Fort Hare SRC blames NSFAS on delayed student payment

31st July 2017 Chris Gilili 0

Thousands of students from three Eastern Cape universities may not receive payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) this year. According to a report released by NSFAS, this is due to the fact that some students didn’t sign their agreement forms for funding.

Land occupiers and special school at odds over land

8th April 2017 Joseph Chirume 0

A school in the Eastern Cape that provides special education to intellectually disabled children is facing a myriad of challenges. The school has an acute shortage of teachers, overcrowding and a critical shortage of special teaching guides.

Luthando Luvuyo Special School in Port Elizabeth. It has been plagued by staff shortages and overcrowding in its classes. The school is also in need of more classrooms. To compound the school’s predicament, next to it is Sharpeville informal settlement.

School children face daily deadly crossing

8th April 2017 Nonzukiso Pitsha 0

The Old Lansdowne road in Philippi has extremely heavy traffic, which causes hundreds of accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and cars every year. The most pedestrians that are in danger are school children because they travel to and from school almost 200 times per year.

Veggie garden feeds and greens Khayelitsha

29th November 2016 Simosihle Apolisi 0

The establishment of a food garden at Isikhokelo Primary school in Khayelitsha has sparked a small vegetable gardening revolution in the township.
Founder of the Ikhaya Food Garden at Isikhokelo Primary, Xolisa Banga, said he approached the school to plant vegetables on a portion of their property in 2013 in order to help feed the children and educate the community about healthy eating.