Education Department ditches competence test for markers

Not all those marking this year’s matric exam papers will have sat a test to demonstrate their competence, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

“Not all the provincial education departments will implement the competency test for markers in 2013, … Read the rest

Government officials not barred from visiting Mandela: ANC

Former president Nelson Mandela’s family has denied barring government officials from visiting him in hospital, the ANC said on Monday.

“We have spoken to the family about this report and they deny that they issued such an instruction or spoke … Read the rest

ANC Women’s League to approach Equality Court over ‘Angie’s panties’

The ANC Women’s League intends approaching the Equality Court after protesting teachers displayed a pair of panties they said belonged to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

“The [African National Congress’s Women’s League] noted with dismay disturbing media reports about some … Read the rest