Learning takes a backseat in Limpopo

Education facilities in Limpopo – including four schools – built at a cost of R143-million are standing empty and being vandalised despite a desperate need for proper infrastructure in the province.

The provincial department of education allocated R106-million for the … Read the rest

Limpopo province has text books but some roofs are missing

Both pupils and and teachers in rural Limpopo say they are preparing for another year of so-called tree schools, pit toilets, overcrowding in classrooms without roofs and even snake bites, reports Eyewitness News.

The Limpopo province has the highest percentage … Read the rest

Tablets to overtake PCs by 2015 as prices plummet

Tablet prices are plunging amid a flood of new devices and cutthroat competition for market share.

Amazon has slashed prices of its Kindle HD tablets to as low as $169 in the US and 139 pounds in Britain, while Barnes … Read the rest

Nadine Gordimer describes South African education system as a ‘wreck’

Nobel literature prize winner Nadine Gordimer poured scorn on South Africa’s education system on Tuesday as “a wreck” over the failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of public schools.

The scandal has caused a national furore after leaving more than … Read the rest

Limpopo textbook saga ‘unfortunate’ – ANC

It was “unfortunate” that Limpopo pupils did not have textbooks in the first half of the year, the ANC said on Thursday.

“We are saying, it’s very unfortunate,” African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu told SAfm.

“Six months into an … Read the rest

Education department ordered to supply textbooks by 15 June

Human Rights Commissioner Judge Jody Kollapen yesterday handed down judgment in the application launched by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University, acting on behalf of SECTION27, Hanyani Thomo Secondary School and Tondani Lydia Masiphephethu, for the delivery … Read the rest