Almost half of the 1600 pupils from Eldorado Park Secondary School have not being taught, after 22 union-linked teachers abandoned classrooms.

The lack of supervision in the classroom has turned out to be a recipe for disaster as pupils loiter around the school while others engage in violence. Last week, two Grade 11 boys stabbed each other with a pair of scissors inside the classroom in front of their cheering classmates.

The fight was recorded on a fellow pupil’s cellphone. The footage shows a pupil stabbing another twice in the face as others try to intervene while others cheer them on. Seconds later, the stabbed pupil is seen angrily leaving the classroom with blood oozing from his face.
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‘Sex-For-Marks’ Scandal Rocks Eastern Cape School

Angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which left one schoolgirl pregnant.
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President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation

State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,
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Afrikaans-speaking parents in Eastern Cape threaten to close school

On Monday, about 80 disgruntled parents, learners and community members attempted to close Sandisulwazi Secondary School in Paterson, Eastern Cape. The protesters are demanding a teacher to teach Afrikaans as a subject.

Sandisulwazi has nine teachers, eight of whom are Xhosa-speaking and one English-speaking. There are 303 learners at the school, 65 of whom are Afrikaans-speaking.
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Limpopo school set alight

A fire was started in the administration building of Shondoni Secondary School in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo on Friday morning.

Brig. Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the fire was discovered around 05:16 face. “The police were called to the scene. The principal of the school was the first to be informed of the fire. When the officials arrived at the scene, the building was already destroyed. “
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Schools in Nelspruit on high alert due to protest action

Schools in Nelspruit(Mbombela) on high alert due to protest action by the EFF today Schools in Mbombela in Mpumalanga are on standby basis after the EFF threatened to argue at schools today. At least one of the primary schools was closed for safety reasons, while Nelspruit High School set contingency plans in case of disruptions. […]
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Pictures and videos emerges of Principal having sex with pupils in his office

The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that the principal of Reiger Park high school in Boksburg has handed in his resignation after videos and pictures of him having sex with pupils in his office emerged on social media. The Gauteng Basic Education Department has strongly condemned any acts of sexual misconduct in schools and […]
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‘One bullet, one Boerekind’ – hate complaint lodged

The South African Teachers Union (SAOU) filed a complaint of hate speech and racism at the Human Rights Commission (MRC) after a Facebook entry saying: “Please Zuma give us the guns to defend our democracy ‘one bullet, one Boerekind. “ According to the SAOU’s statement, the statement was made by one of the people who […]
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Coloreds accuse Lesufi of hate against Afrikaans

Colored parents in the Gauteng area believe there is a war against Afrikaans as a language and Afrikaans schools in particular. The impression is that the coloreds accept it, but they are now discriminating against their children as Afrikaans schools are moving to English medium schools and so they need to search for other Afrikaans […]
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Overvaal High School – EFF and ANC want to exploit children for political gain to try to salvage lost reputation

The lack of material difference between the EFF and the ANC has been evident from their joint violent demonstration before the High School Overvaal in Vereeniging. They engage in a violent protest before the school yesterday after the court conceded that High School Overvaal it is full and therefore can not be challenged to accept […]
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Listeria outbreak: Why your back-to-school lunch box staples may be dangerous

Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have to leave polony off the menu. South Africa’s ongoing spate of listeria cases has claimed more than 60 lives in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) is now calling the world’s biggest outbreak of the […]
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Clashes break out at Hoërskool Overvaal

Tensions simmered on Wednesday outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Gauteng‚ which has been at the centre of a language row. A parent was punched by an EFF protester on Wednesday morning after he made an offensive gesture towards a group of protesting red beret supporters‚ after dropping off his daughter for #backtoschool2018. There is a heavy […]
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Why Zuma’s free higher education plan will cripple SA’s finances

The country’s fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge the country into a deeper financial crisis if it isn’t adjusted one way or another. Days after Zuma made his surprise announcement, Ramaphosa was elected president of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress. […]
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Threats aimed at Hoërskool Overvaal after legal victory in keeping out 55 Grade 8 English learners from the Afrikaans school

Hoërskool Overvaal’s legal victory in keeping out 55 Grade 8 English learners from the Afrikaans school in Vereeniging whipped up racial tensions in court on Monday‚ with black parents shouting “away with racism” after the ruling. The angry black parents‚ in matching white tops‚ shouted in the direction of the white school governing body that […]
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Six Prospective Students Hospitalized After Stamped At College – This is the outcome when free education is promised

Six students were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital when a stampede outside the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane, Limpopo, occurred on Thursday. Many prospective students are already standing que outside the college from early this the morning. Brig. Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident occurred at about 08:00. According to him, Tshepo […]
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