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English speaking children rejected by Hoërskool Overvaal now at another school – MEC Lesufi

VEREENIGING, January 17 – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Wednesday said the 55 learners turned away from the Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging have been taken in at the Riverside High School, about 15 km away. “We resolved to accommodate them in one area, while we are still dealing with the challenges of the law. After persuading each other, […]

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SA Police fire rubber bullets, injure two at Hoërskool Overvaal

JOHANNESBURG, January 17  – SA police on Wednesday fired rubber bullets at protesters outside the Afrikaans Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, where 55 English speaking children had been turned away. The first day of school turned bloody when a couple of protesters were hit by rubber bullets. Shortly after ambulances arrived outside school and ferried bleeding protesters […]

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Curro to the rescue for learners at storm damaged Gauteng schools

JOHANNESBURG, October 24 – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday thanked Curro for assisting schools that were damaged by severe storms earlier this month, this as matriculants began the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. “I want to thank Curro…where they share exams they will share the facilities if there are problems with the school hall,” MEC […]

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Gauteng spends R160 million on NSC exam preparations

JOHANNESBURG, October 3 – After visiting three troubled secondary schools on the East Rand on Tuesday Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said his department had spent R160 million on getting students ready for their National Senior Certificate (NSC) final exams, which begin in three weeks. “We have a military style arrangement, everything is ready,” Lesufi said. […]