• KZN pupil dies at school after being stabbed

    KZN pupil dies at school after being stabbed0

    Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal grade 8 pupil has been stabbed to death at a school in Ulundi. The incident, which took place on Friday at Ekudubeni Secondary School in Nkonjeni, has been confirmed by Kwazi Mthethwa, spokesperson of Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu. It is understood the pupil was stabbed by a fellow pupil in Grade

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  • Pupils jump over raw sewage to get to classroom at primary school in Durban

    Pupils jump over raw sewage to get to classroom at primary school in Durban0

    Durban – Parents of children attending Livingstone Primary School in Morningside have complained that dropping them at school every morning has become the worst moment of their day, as children have to jump over raw sewage to get to the classroom. Parents on Thursday called on the eThekwini Municipality to attend to the leak which

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  • Teacher left bleeding after ‘assault’ by grade 4 pupil

    Teacher left bleeding after ‘assault’ by grade 4 pupil0

    A grade 4 pupil from Sakhile Primary School in Heidelberg, Gauteng, has been suspended after allegedly assaulting a teacher on Tuesday. Gauteng basic education spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed the incident. “It is alleged that a grade 4 learner threw a pencil case towards an educator while she was busy at her table. Unfortunately, it hit

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  • Pupils treated at Durban school after coughing fits, burning throats and eyes0

    Durban – At least 15 pupils from Effingham Heights Primary School in Durban have been treated by paramedics after they started having coughing fits and complained of burning throats and eyes. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the pupils most affected were the ones who were seated next to windows in their classrooms. “We received

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  • South Africa’s latest matric pass rate – 8%0

    The Education Department’s decision to allow progressed matric learners to write their exams over two years has failed, according to a report by The Sunday Times. Of the 78,363 pupils who wrote their exams using this “opportunity”, just 6,320 passed – equating to a dismal 8% pass rate. Of these students, only 260 attained Bachelor’s

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