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Equal Education marches to Department of Education

December 3, 2018
News  

Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.

‘Stay away from energy drinks’ warns nutritionist

November 20, 2018
OurHealth  

Students and learners who turn to energy drinks to keep them awake and their minds active while they study for long periods risk damaging their health.

Too few schools for disabled kids

November 1, 2018
OurHealth  

It’s Tuesday afternoon on a dusty street of Kanana Park near Orange Farm in Gauteng. Fistos plays with other children until his mother calls him. Fistos doesn’t miss any communication with his mom, Cynthia Cutshwa (38). They understand each other.

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.

NGOs work together to help pregnant learners

September 20, 2018
OurHealth  

Girls still in primary school are among the many learners who have become pregnant. This shocking update emerged during a consultative meeting facilitated by NACOSA, a network of civil society organisations working to turn the tide on HIV, Aids and TB.

Cheque fraud syndicate targets EC schools

September 6, 2018
News  

The Eastern Cape Department of Education has uncovered a cheque fraud syndicate that targets schools in Alfred Nzo municipality.

Single mom’s mission to help dyslexic son

September 3, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – Ontiretse Jacqui Mereyotlhe, a 33-year-old single mother, remembers the frustration of doing homework with her 9-year-old son at the beginning of the year.