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Blind Rivoni learners close roads in protest

April 10, 2019

LIMPOPO: Blind learners from Rivoni School for the Blind have blocked several roads leading to Elim Hospital to protest for better accommodation and classrooms.

Thousands of disabled youth not in school

October 16, 2018
News   OurHealth  

There are more than 500 000 children with disabilities who are not attending school – this is according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Hungry learners embarked on strike action

May 30, 2018
Nutrition   OurHealth  

The Eastern Cape’s Department of Basic Education has failed on several levels, with the latest being its failure to provide food to hungry learners – sparking a school strike in the province.

Family to appeal ruling in school toilet case

April 24, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Komape family, with the help of Section27, is set to appeal the judgment handed by the Polokwane High Court dismissing their claim for R3-million compensation for the death of five-year-old Michael Komape who drowned in a pit toilet at school.

Clampdown on illegal crèches in Free State

February 27, 2018

The South African Early Childhood Development Forum in the Free State has launched a campaign to shut down all unregistered early childhood development centres operating in the province. Piet Motaung reports that poor nutrition is one of the many reasons why such centres pose a risk to children.

The wait for justice continues for Komape family

November 29, 2017

LIMPOPO – The Komape family will have to wait until next year to know the outcome of the lawsuit they have brought against the Department of Education after their son died at school.

Komape family refused a pauper’s burial for their son

November 24, 2017

LIMPOPO – Two days after Michael Komape’s death in a school toilet, his family was offered a “pauper’s burial” by the Department of Social Development.