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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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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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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 […]