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Three school children killed in walkway collapse

JOHANNESBURG, February 1  – Three children were killed and approximately 15 others injured on Friday morning when a walkway at a high school in Vanderbijlpark in southern Gauteng collapsed. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived on the scene they found that the structure, which connected two buildings, had collapsed and trapped several people. […]

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Emfuleni mayor steps down

JOHANNESBURG, December 13 – Following a protracted battle with his Sedibeng region, Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe announced on Thursday that he has resigned. The council would convene a sitting on Friday to elect a mayor, he said while addressing journalists in Johannesburg after the provincial African National Congress list conference. Khawe was elected Gauteng secretary […]

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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 […]