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School rules have been updated for learners across the country. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga released a gazette, explaining the new changes. 


Principals at Western Cape schools are concerned about the drop-out rates in the province. This comes after the Department of Basic Education announced that over 114 000 learners could not be accounted for in November 2020.


Now that the country is seeing high increases in cases as we tackle the second Covid wave, parents have started asking questions when it comes to their childrens' schooling. Will the rotational timetable for school attendance remain in place?


The Gauteng Department of Education announced that late online registration admissions are now open for grade 1 and 8 learners. 


This year has been challenging for children as the COVID-19 lockdown has caused many disruptions in schooling actvities and highlighted many adversities children face day to day. 


Two young boys have been rescued from separate illegal initiation camps after a police raid at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha on Tuesday. 


The Department of Basic Education recently presented the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019, this shows how South African learners have been faring in comparison to the rest of the world. 


The South African Democratic Teachers Union plans to go to Constitutional Court to challenge the Labour Appeal Court ruling that wage increases could not be increased. 


More than 1 million candidates were registered to write the final matric exams this year. Now that the exams have come to an end, the department is certain that its efforts had a positive impact on learners.

 

 


In a briefing held today, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga discussed the state of readiness for schools ahead of the start of the 2021 school year. 


Iva Global School, the world's first 3D global virtual school will be established In South Africa. This school provides online education in the most unconventional way. 


As the school year comes to an end, many parents are not in the financial position to be able to pay for their children's school fees. Which has made many parents wonder if their children's school reports would be withheld if payments are not made in full.


Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, says the credibility of the two leaked exams is compromised so there should be no debate about whether the rewrite should take place.


The Department of Basic Education has released the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study report and has lead to the Department being concerned when it comes to the pace of improvements in maths and science.


The high school dropouts in the Western Cape has increased, this comes as the effect of Covid-19 on schooling caused many matrics not to complete their final year. 


Eastern Cape schools have been lacking infrastructure for years and the lack of funding to improve this has left students in classrooms without roofs and dangerous sanitation facilities. 


After the announcement of the matric exam rewrite the South African Teachers' Union (Sadtu) plans to take this to court and overturn the decision made by the Department of Basic Education. 


Western Cape MEC, Debbie Schaefer urges learners to cooperate with the Basic Education Department by rewriting the two leaked exam papers, despite many teacher's unions opposed to the rewrite. 


Green School, an environmental school based in Bali will be opening its first South African location in the Cape Winelands in 2021. 


The Eastern Cape Education Department has faced some challenges this year but it is still gunning for an 80% pass rate for matric learners in the province. Recently, KwaZulu-Natal also set a pass rate of 80%.

 

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