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Minister instructs schools to enrol undocumented children

Following a ruling by the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) on 12 December 2019 that schools should admit undocumented children, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has now issued a circular instructing schools to comply with the ruling.

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'Aftercare is abused by parents': Teachers share their thoughts

"What about the rights of the aftercare staff? Are they not entitled to go home on time? Collect their own children and take care of family responsibilities at the end of the work day?"

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Child permanently banned from aftercare? Here are your rights as a parent

Nomzamo Sinaze, a Legal Professional at LAW FOR ALL provides some insight.

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Lawyer: Yes, you can sue if your child is injured at school

"If your child is injured at school or during extra-curricular school activities due to negligence on the part of the school, you may be able to pursue compensation for your child’s personal injury," says Kirstie Haslam of DSC Attorneys.

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SASSA warns of free uniform fake news

"It is disturbing that some insensitive people find time to manufacture such fake news and play with the emotions of the needy." The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is cautioning parents to be wary of fake news regarding free school uniforms.

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'Make sure you check all the boxes': Here's how to verify a qualification in South Africa

"If a South African institution is offering you a diploma for three weeks of study, it is not legitimate and warning lights should start flashing about that institution." An education expert shares top tips for spotting a fake educational institution.

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What to do if you've lost your matric certificate

If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.

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Top-achieving matriculant credits Parent24 with his success, and shares more insider tips

Talk about the cream of the crop, Rondebosch Boys' High School 2019 matriculant, Gary Allen, placed second among the country's affluent schools, and he says Parent24 helped him to achieve his tremendous success!

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The cream of the crop! The more than 500 top schools with a 100% pass rate in 2019 by province

To celebrate the cream of the crop, we've pooled the data provided by the DBE to share the schools that earned a 100% pass rate by province. See which schools have earned their bragging rights.

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These 104 schools have achieved a 100% pass rate since 2015

See which South African schools have consecutively received a 100% pass rate from 2015 to 2019.

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'Bringing down costs remains the priority': Government to monitor school uniform prices

"We received complaints from parents about schools coercing them to buy from certain exclusively selected suppliers and at a very high cost." The Competition Commission of South Africa shares how it intends to make the cost of school uniforms more affordable for parents.

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Malema says the EFF has five years to build a private school

EFF president, Julius Malema, said at the party's elective conference in Nasrec he gives the party five years to build a new school.

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Basic Education Minister guarantees disciplinary action against teachers who refuse to teach Sex Ed

Disciplinary action will be taken against educators who refuse to teach comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).

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Does sex education in childhood harm people into adulthood? A psychologist weighs in on sex ed at schools

We asked father of two, psychoanalyst and founder of Therapy Route ,Enzo Sinisi, this weighty question, and his answer is a resounding no.

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Time is ticking for Panyaza Lesufi to place Gauteng learners

The pressure is on for MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi.

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MEC 'dumping' unplaced pupils in schools, say Gauteng parents

More than 7000 pupils in Gauteng have still not been placed in schools.

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Leader of anti sex-ed group says government is sexually harassing children

"What the government is doing is sexually harassing our children and we will not stand for it," says Lauren Evanthia.
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