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There has recently been speculation that the Department of Basic Education was threatening teachers who were not getting vaccinated and they were told they would be fired. The Department has now addressed this so keep reading to find out whether this is just another bout of fake news or if it's true.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the many disruptions it birthed, South African schools and it's learners are a year behind. The pandemic has also largely impacted the rate of dropouts in the country.


This pandemic has resulted in many losses, one of them being class and valuable teaching time. For over a year now, schools have not seen normalcy with online classes and rotational timetables being the centre of schools. The dropout rate has also worsened.


Residents of Cape Town have been living in fear the past few weeks as taxi violence continues. With schools reopening from 26 July, there is now concern about how taxi violence could impact the return to schools.


As learners have their first day of school for the third term, the Western Cape Education Department reports that 80% of it's school staff has been vaccinated. The basic education sector kicked off their vaccine rollout on 23 June.


Schools have reopened in Phoenix despite fears that racial tensions could impact learning. The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal has also confirmed that schools have reopened successfully without any incidents of violence.


Today is the first day of the third term, even for those schools affected by looting in Gauteng and Kawzulu-Natal. Keep reading to find out how this went and the plans the department has to recover.


We have officially reached the 26th of July which means that learners in South Africa return to schools today. Over the past weekend, the Basic Education Minister gave details on how this return to school will go along with the department's plans.


As schools are set to reopen after the winter break, the developments regarding the vaccination of the education sector show that a small percentage of teachers are still hesitant to receive the jab. 


The teacher vaccination rollout has been completed with Gauteng boasting a 92% vaccination rate for it's school sector. The department aimed to initially vaccinate over 580 000 nationally.


The Department of Basic Education's Minister, Angie Motshekga, signed off and released the latest school calendar set for 2022.  The calendar breaks down how the department will divide school work over the course of 43 weeks.


Learners are four days away from being back in class as the third term kicks off. With many events currently taking place in the country, the Basic Education Minister will be briefing South Africans this weekend on what is happening within the school sector.


139 schools have been vandalised in Kwazulu-Natal as a result of the violent outbreaks and looting activities in the province. Schools reopen in 4 days, will the province be moving along normally? Keep reading to find out.


The Department of Basic Education has released a proposed 2023 school calendar which shows that learners will have a total of 203 days of school attendance. The 2023 academic year is scheduled to begin on January 11 for schools located in inland provinces and from January 18for schools in coastal provinces.


With the department having released the new school calendar and reopening dates, they are now concerned that these delays will set schools back. Learners are set to be back at schools in less than a week.


Teacher vaccinations concluded just last week with hundreds of thousands got vaccinated. The rollout is said to have gone down better than expected.


More than 50 schools have been damaged, torched and looted during the unrest that has gripped KwaZulu-Natal. Unrest continues in the province while members of the community embark on clean up missions.


South African schools are set to reopen to start with their second term of the 2021 academic year. Schools were forced to close due to Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of alert level 4 lockdown restrictions, continue to read for more.


The Department of Basic Education has now said when schools will re-open as well as what type of timetable schools will be following. With level 4 lockdown put in action, all schools had to close early.


After the previous deadline was extended, today marks the last day for teachers and school staff to get the vaccinations. What about those who couldn't get vaccinated though? Keep reading to find out.

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