While some schools in the Eastern Cape may have sufficient teachers, they may not have a library or laboratory – like Gcinubuzwe Combined School in Jansenville.
Parents and SGBs of mud schools in Port St Johns say they have tried in vain to get government to build proper classrooms.
Despite government’s repeated promises to upgrade sanitation facilities in South African schools, pit toilets are all that is available to 200 learners at the school, and only one is usable.
Just in one week of schooling, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has confirmed that 20 people have tested positive for covid-19.
The Career Expo organised for learners was hailed as a success by the organisers and learners that attended.
School security remains one of the biggest problems in the Western Cape. Four primary schools were robbed at gunpoint during the month of May. The Western Cape Education Department has put up R10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests ,of culprits. School principals and Equal Education believe the reward does not address the problem of school safety.
The Eastern Cape Education MEC recently visited the school where a Grade R learner drowned in a pit-latrine and promised to build toilets.
The Eastern Cape fared poorly in the 2017 matric results and the lack of especially mathematics teachers is cited as one of the reasons. Only 42% of the province’s pupils who wrote pure maths passed the subject.
About 100 Social Justice Coalition members and residents from Khayelitsha marched to Parliament to hand over an open letter and court papers to the Portfolio Committee of Police.
The KwaZulu-Natal Education department has been ordered by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg to provide transport for learners in the Nquthu area where some learners have to walk almost 2 hours to get to school.
Several foreign nationals staying in Kraaifontein are not sure whether their children will continue learning after they received warnings from schools that they should get refugee permits even when born in South Africa.