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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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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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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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The CSE lesson plans are factual and necessary, says this parent

"All I could find was rational, well researched and balanced guidelines for sexuality education."

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Q&A with Dr Eve: Local sex expert answers our questions about the new CSE lesson plans

Parents around South Africa are up in arms over the news that the Department of Basic Education will be introducing updated scripted lesson plans to the Comprehensive Sexuality Education curriculum.

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14 000 Gauteng students still unplaced for 2020 school year

More than 14 000 pupils in Gauteng have still not been placed in schools.

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Fake news hurting debate on Comprehensive Sexuality Education - department

The education department has said that fake news and false media reports are hurting the debate on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education component of the Life Orientation curriculum.

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Actually, schools can't tell children to stay at home once exams are done

With assessment deadlines looming, teachers may not see the need for children to attend school as the curriculum has been completed.

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'These lesson plans are necessary' says a parent after reading Grade 4 and 5 sex-ed curriculum

One parent expresses how she impressed she is with the lesson plan; she explains that this type of education is what kids need.

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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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