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The recommended Learner-To-Teacher (LER) ratio in South African schools is 30:1. However, this is not the case for most schools, which face of a number of issues that affect learners in the long run.

 


Convicted Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student, Sibongile Mani, who was accused of stealing NSFAS funds that were mistakenly deposited to her recently received news that she may have a chance to contest her conviction in court. Here is what the group sympathetic to Mani has had to say in response to the ruling.


Since the first month of the schooling year, the Gauteng province has had gruesome incidents that resulted in the education community being in mourning due to school violence. This has led to teacher unions calling for serious interventions.

 


South Africa has a shortage of veterinarian professionals, but this could soon change as the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) has launched a programme that will help close the gap.

 


Cases of misconduct remain an issue within schools, as schools are meant to be a safe environment for learners. Most recently, a school in the Western Cape has found itself at the centre of this misconduct. 


The Department of Basic Education has released data about Early Childhood Development (ECD). The department has committed to more partnerships in proving a bright early start for children.


Gauteng Education has 35 schools of specialization. The education department has announced the admission process that applicants will undergo along with important timelines that parents ought to know.


In this first quarter of the school year, a few provinces had announced the opening of their school admissions. The Northern Cape Department of Education (NCDE) has now confirmed dates for its 2023 Online Admissions.

 


As the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) disburses social grants to millions of South Africans, the Agency has made an announcement that will impact the payouts of its beneficiaries.


The Department of Basic Education (DBE) had its largest number of matric candidates for its 2021 final examinations. The Education Department has great news for the current cohort of matriculants.

 


Each school has its own disciplinary measures written in a code of conduct. However, experts believe that parents and guardians don't know enough about the processes that should be followed.

 


The Department of Basic Education in KwaZulu-Natal has come under scrutiny regarding its recruitment process when it comes to hiring educators. This is what the department has had to say in response to these claims.  


A total of 36 379 registered candidates have started writing for their 2022 May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. With the mid-year exams kicking off on Monday 9 May, the pressure is on for candidates looking to better their marks.


In recent years, the matric pass rate of Limpopo has been fluctuating. The province’s matric cohort achieved the lowest pass rate of 66.7%, among the nine provinces. The Education Department has revealed how it will improve this province’s performance.

 


Researchers have revealed an estimated 230 000 and 300 000 learners dropped out of school each year before the emergence of the pandemic. The Education Department has shared how it aims to tackle the issue of dropouts and learner retention using its systems and processes.

 


Learner literacy levels are poor in South Africa, and this has highly concerned education experts and parents. An expert has weighed in on how this situation can be better improved. 

 


The Department of Basic Education in Gauteng is already preparing to open its online school admissions for next year. Here is the date that has been confirmed by the provincial education department.


The Department of Health recently announced that mask-wearing will continue in classrooms. This announcement followed by an uproar amongst some parents. 

 


As KwaZulu-Natal schools recover from the devastating floods, the Education Department has had its fair share of challenges, however, it has tabled a budget.

 


The Eastern Cape Education MEC Fundile Gade has voiced their concerns surrounding community disruptions to teaching and learning at some schools in the province. 


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