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Gauteng education department appeals to parents to confirm school places

JOHANNESBURG, August 21 – The Gauteng education department on Monday appealed to parents who have received offers of school places for their children to “respond immediately”.   As many as 71,275 parents have not yet responded to offers of placement.   Warning that failure to respond could result in these parents “forfeiting their spot in the queue”, […]

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Gauteng Education dept to sign agreement with Klipspruit West residents

JOHANNESBURG, August 4 – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Friday that an agreement on the way forward regarding the Klipspruit West schooling issues would be signed following a meeting with the local community. “An agreement on the way forward regarding complaints on the process of appointing the principal, allegations of corruption, mismanagement of funds […]

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Gauteng education dept disappointed at protest by Klipspruit West community

JOHANNESBURG, August 3 – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Thursday it was disappointed by the continued protest action against the appointment of a black principal at the Klipspruit West High School in Johannesburg. During an interview on ENCA,GDE spokesperson, Steve Mabona, said on their visit to the Klipspruit West community, the department […]

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Gauteng education department condemns teachers’ go-slow over race issue

JOHANNESBURG, July 31 – The Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi on Monday condemned the go-slow planned by schools in so-called Coloured communities. The planned action is in solidarity with Klipspruit-West Secondary School, which has been rocked by protests. Last week, schooling was disrupted by parents who are opposed to the appointment of a black African […]