The Department of Basic Education is ensuring learners and their guardians that the National School Nutrition Programme will not be disrupted if Covid-19 infections rise. Civil society organisations say that the programme is still dogged by challenges, in part due to staggered timetables.
A new comic will help learners navigate everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic and understand critical public health messages. The comic book also emphasises the needs of children with special needs.
Equal Education and Section 27 say they want to ensure the Basic Education Department is properly rolling out the National School Nutrition Programme. They say that while implementation has improved, gaps remain.
With a lack of sound facts, many learners navigate their sexual identities in murky waters. Now that parents can choose to exclude their children from comprehensive sexual education, it’s about to get murkier.
The Eastern Cape’s Department of Basic Education has failed on several levels, with the latest being its failure to provide food to hungry learners – sparking a school strike in the province.
LIMPOPO – The Komape family, with the help of Section27, is set to appeal the judgment handed by the Polokwane High Court dismissing their claim for R3-million compensation for the death of five-year-old Michael Komape who drowned in a pit toilet at school.
The South African Early Childhood Development Forum in the Free State has launched a campaign to shut down all unregistered early childhood development centres operating in the province. Piet Motaung reports that poor nutrition is one of the many reasons why such centres pose a risk to children.