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Afrikaans high school using language to bar 55 English-speaking kids – department

PRETORIA, January 12 – An advocate representing the Gauteng Department of Education has told the high court that capacity was not the reason Hoërskool Overvaal was refusing to admit 55 English-speaking learners. Advocate Kumbirai Toma argued on Friday in the North Gauteng High Court that the Afrikaans medium school in Vereeniging was using the language to discriminate against […]

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Sexually assaulted kids in Soweto school increased to 87: Gauteng education department

JOHANNESBURG, October 13 – The number of pupils sexually assaulted at the AB Xuma Primary in Soweto allegedly by a scholar patroller has increased to 87, the  Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Friday. “It is disappointing that we keep receiving such depressing information from our officials who are hard at work conducting necessary counselling at […]

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Gauteng education department to provide 54 pupils with counselling after alleged sexual assault

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on Wednesday, said that counselling would be provided to learners from AB Xuma Primary School in Orlando East in Soweto, who were allegedly sexually assaulted by a scholar patroller. “These allegations are indeed disturbing. We are actually disappointed,” Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement. […]

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Department urges schools to respond to bullying appropriately

JOHANNESBURG, September 25 – The Gauteng Department of Education urged principals and educators on Monday, to respond appropriately when cases of bullying, violence and intimidation were reported. “Ignoring these reports makes the victim feel more vulnerable and subjected to secondary trauma of adults that show a cavalier attitude. We also appeal to the community to protect […]