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'It's freaking awesome': This mom welcomes the new CSE lesson plans

A mother of two boys shares her personal experience and views on sex ed classes at school.

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See for yourself: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum is here

The Sexuality Education in Life Skills Lesson Plans are available to the public.

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Are schools allowed to charge re-registration fees? An expert says no

It has been alleged that some public schools are charging parents thousands of rands in readmission fees.

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#LeaveOurKidsAlone: Leader of anti sex ed group says they'll bring the country to a standstill

Nearly 60 000 people have taken to a Facebook group, founded by Lauren Evanthia, called #LeaveOurKidsAlone to express their disapproval towards the new CSE lessons plan.

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Anti-bullying week - South Africa ranks high in global survey on cyberbullying

South Africa showed the highest prevalence of cyberbullying in a recent report by Ipsos Global, based on research in 28 countries. The report showed that more than 80% of South Africans said they were aware of cyberbullying and almost three-quarters of South Africans believe that the anti-bullying measures that are in place are insufficient

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Barred from school by high transport cost

Cottonlands parents demand their own high school.

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'CSE does not sexualise children': DBE addresses specific concerns raised on new CSE lessons

The Department reiterates that they consulted extensively with stakeholders on CSE, and that they remain open to further consultation and engagement on the subject.

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Want to opt out of sex ed classes? Private or home school are your only options, it seems

If you want to avoid the CSE CAPS curriculum, send your child to private school, or homeschool them yourself, says DBE spokesperson.

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Parents can opt out of new CSE lessons says DBE Minister

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, says parents have the right to opt out of the life orientation curriculum provided that they can produce an alternative curriculum that meets the required CAPS criteria.

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Child barred from writing exams due to outstanding fees? What are your rights?

"At this late stage of the year, when the school has permitted the child to remain at the school to date, the school should not disallow the child to write his or her exams." A legal expert advises on the issue.

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School admission nightmare continues to trouble Gauteng parents

"They told me that they don't work with first come first serve, they have their own requirements which they could not explain to me."

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Is the cost of an overseas education really worth it?

“Not all universities bare the same price tag, with some [international] institutions costing only slightly more than what parents are paying currently.”

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'It's sex, get over it': South Africans respond to leaked 2020 sex education curriculum

We've rounded up some of the country's most popular opinions on both sides of the sex ed debate.

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Are the new Comprehensive Sexuality Education lesson plans really too much?

President of the SA Teacher Union (SAOU) Chris Klopper has called the content "grossly insensitive" and called for a boycott by teachers who object to the new SLPs.

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St Benedict’s Boys take a stand against GBV with Manifesto of Masculinity

As a response the boys and male staff at St Benedict’s School have developed a unique Manifesto on Masculinity to take a stand against gender based violence.

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Leaked 2020 life orientation curriculum has educators up in arms over "grossly insensitive" sex education material

SA Teacher Union taking the lead on potential life orientation curriculum boycott.

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These young champions are flying SA's flag high

Netball, chess and pool champs plus a history-making Olympic goal medalist in the making, it's not all bad news SA. Here's a look at the next generation of youngsters inspiring national pride.

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Student responds and Curro apologises for controversial high school artwork

The school body acknowledges that the content of the artwork was controversial and likely to stir emotive responses.

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"Pray for him, don't judge": Readers react to Grantleigh school’s ‘demonic’ art display

The video of the Grantleigh school’s ‘Demonic’ art display that has gone viral on social media has had people up in arms.

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Curro school responds to protests over ‘satanic’ artwork

The project filmed and featured is part of a final submission to the Independent Examination Board (IEB) and was displayed in the school foyer as part of a year-end exhibition.

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What to do when you have a crush on your teacher

No matter how mature a high school student might seem, the rules around teacher-student interactions are clear.

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WATCH: Mother of four recommends 'unschooling' children

Unschooling contrasts with other forms of home education in that the student's education is not directed by a teacher and curriculum.

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3 ways technology can simplify school admin

It’s time to progress to the age of technology-enabled parenting.
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