Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopen

School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week. Also expected to be deliberated on is the possibility of primary school learners returning to classes on a...

Ministry emphasises importance of school code of conduct

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has expressed concern about a video that has gone viral on social media, where a teacher is forcefully combing the hair of learners at a school in Gauteng. “While the incident is unfortunate, it is critical to ensure that...

DBE resolving teacher assistant payment challenges

The Department of Basic Education has reiterated its commitment to finding a lasting solution to the challenge of non-payment of some general and education assistants employed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The group are part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative...

Basic Education commits to paying assistants’ stipends

The Department of Basic Education says it is working with Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) to ensure that all qualifying education assistants and general school assistants — who were employed in December and have submitted all the required documents...
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