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Nearly a month ago, the Department of Education in Kwazulu-Natal had announced a decision to retrench over 6000 teachers. The South African Democratic teachers Union (SADTU) remained opposed to the decision by the department and their efforts have paid off. 

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has come out to distance themselves from a recent social media post for teaching assistants. The department said the advert is fake and further developments about teaching assistants would be communicated through relevant platforms.

The criteria for markers are that they must be teaching the relevant subject in Grade 12, have a second year university level in the subject, five years teaching experience, and have taught the subject for two of the last three years. 

Another chance is now upon us as the Department of Basic Education opens registrations for Matric rewrites for November. The closing date is looming so register now!

South African teachers have been identified by the South African Society of Psychiatrists as the forgotten group of professionals whose lives are not only under threat from Covid-19, but they are also faced with anxiety and depression.

Gauteng Department of Education has announced that the online applications for 2022 is now open and will close soon. This year's applications for Gauteng school admissions will be done in phases.

More younger children have been reported to be dropping out of schools often as the Covid-19 pandemic becomes the emphasized cause by the Department of Education. 

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, and the Select Committee on Education, Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture are now calling for the arrest of perpetrators who burn schools. 

Thousands of children in school going age, between 7 – 14 years old, have been reported to be lost by the schooling system. 

While South African schools have been marked as the playground for bullies, this extends to teachers as the LGBTQ community reports discrimination targeted against them. 

The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala has announced a record of over 1100 Covid-19 cases in 350 schools in Kwazulu-Natal. 

If you have written the matric rewrite examinations in May/June of 2021 and you’re wondering how you could access your results, keep reading to find out.

Many schools in South Africa are currently facing a shortage of classrooms. Some schools also have a lack of running water and see major damage needing to be repaired for years.

The Department of Basic Education has now released the results for the 2020 Matric exam rewrites, also known as the Second Chance Matric Programme. Over 230 000 candidates sat for this round of Matric exams.

After excessive decontamination took place at Gauteng schools, the Special Investigative Unit has recommended a disciplinary committee for provincial education authorities over decontamination contracts.

The Basic Education Department says that learners lost between 50% and 75% of a normal year's worth of schooling in 2020. And indicates that this may have a lasting negative in the long term.

A decrease is now being seen in Northern Cape schools with the number of Covid cases being reported. Schools across the country are currently battling with a rise in Covid cases.

According to teacher's union Naptosa, more than 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have been vandalized. Sadtu says that this damage could worsen the overcrowding experienced at schools. 

The Department of Basic Education was expected to finish its vaccination programme of teachers on 8 July 2021. The two weeks’ timeline for vaccination of teachers started on 23 June 2021 but there are new developments, read further for more.

It has been said that as of Wednesday, the 30th of June, the vaccine rollout for independent school teachers has been moving swiftly despite initial delays in the vaccination schedule as a result of unregistered educators.