Hundreds of early childhood development sector workers march in Manguang

They are frustrated by “failures” in the Free State education system

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Brief | 23 November 2023

Call for a national early childhood feeding scheme

There is no government nutrition programme for children before they enter formal schooling


Brief | 16 November 2023

22 Gauteng schools built with asbestos still haven’t been replaced

Historic Kliptown Primary School is one of them


News | 16 November 2023

Kariega parents fight to save “beacon of hope” farm school

The education department wants to close Amanzi Primary School because it only has 114 learners


Brief | 13 November 2023

Parents in tears over terrible conditions at school for disabled children

Eastern Cape education department sends task team to investigate


News | 9 November 2023

Church blocks plan to build school in Philippi

SANCO has stepped in to intervene and leaders have now escalated the matter to the authorities


News | 2 November 2023

Parents fear for children’s safety at this crumbling school

Mntla Primary consists of prefabs from the 1980s


News | 30 October 2023

Cable theft and shootings force Cape Town libraries to close

But the people who work at the libraries in Hanover Park and Bellville are determined to continue creating safe spaces for their communities


News | 23 October 2023

Right to Read campaign launches in Makhanda

Civil society and teachers join forces to make early-grade literacy a national priority


Brief | 20 October 2023

KZN teachers march for safety at schools

“Some of our colleagues have been brutally murdered while at the workplace”


Brief | 13 October 2023

Every Saturday this small shack turns into a vibrant children’s book club

Philippi resident Sindeka Mandoyi started the Chosi-chosi book club in 2019 to share her passion for reading


News | 13 October 2023

Children in the Eastern Cape are not being fed enough at school

Some schools are not getting even the minimum funding from the National School Nutrition Programme

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News | 28 September 2023

Early childhood development programmes should be part of free basic education

Only a third of children in SA are enrolled in ECD programmes


Opinion | 28 September 2023

The Education Minister promised all schools would have a library by 29 November - but there’s no chance that deadline will be met

Three quarters of public schools still don’t have libraries, in spite of a 2013 promise


News | 21 September 2023

Simple games help children learn to read

Even a cereal box can be a useful teaching tool


Brief | 19 September 2023

This is what we can do to end the reading crisis

As the November 2023 deadline looms, 70% of public schools still don’t have libraries


Opinion | 7 September 2023