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17 October 2018 8:39 PM 'It's really tough but we battle along': This school has 3 teachers and 3 pit toilets for 116 pupils

Mfunalwazi Primary School in Ncera village, 30km outside East London, has 116 pupils from Grade 1 to 7 and only three teachers. The school was established in 1994 but still has three pit toilets and one tap. Some children use an open field to relieve themselves. The floors are broken and the roof leaks when it rains, GroundUp reports. Parents and teachers 30

10 October 2018 6:34 PM 2 teachers killed by suspected extremists in northern Kenya

A Kenyan official says two non-Muslim teachers have been killed in a bombing by suspected Islamic extremists at the Somali border. The attack early on Wednesday by suspected al-Shabaab extremists exacerbates a teacher shortage in counties along the Somali border. Al-Shabaab fighters have singled out and attacked non-Muslim teachers in the past. Mandera 24

04 October 2018 11:59 AM PICS: Melania Trump arrives in Malawi, 2nd stop on her Africa tour

Melania Trump is visiting Malawi, the second stop on a five-day goodwill visit to Africa. The US first lady landed in the capital of Lilongwe (lih-LON'-gweh) on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana. She is focusing the trip on her interest in child welfare. At a primary school in Lilongwe, Mrs Trump is expected to tour classrooms, observe 44

22 September 2018 7:28 AM Government, stakeholders to meet over rising levels of violence in schools

Government is calling on all stakeholders to come together and address the escalating levels of violence in schools. "Violence in schools is a societal problem which requires all stakeholders to play their part to create a safe schooling environment," acting director of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Phumla Williams said in a statement 35

17 September 2018 4:46 AM Parktown Boys High School water polo coach to be sentenced

The former Parktown Boys' High School assistant water polo coach who was found guilty of 144 counts of sexual assault and 12 counts of common assault, is expected to be sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday. The man previously pleaded guilty to 144 charges of sexually assaulting 12 schoolboys, aged between 13 and 16, during a period 27

14 September 2018 12:26 PM Parktown Boys' High water polo coach found guilty of 144 counts of sexual assault

A former Parktown Boys' High School assistant water polo coach was found guilty of 144 counts of sexual assault and 12 counts of common assault in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Friday. EWN reported that the 22-year-old accused’s legal team earlier argued that he should be acquitted on a number of the charges, calling the credibility of witnesses 27

01 September 2018 7:12 AM Equal Education demands that asbestos schools be replaced

On Thursday afternoon about 50 Equal Education members picketed outside the Gauteng education department in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, GroundUp reports. They demanded that MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi prioritise the replacement of all classrooms built, both entirely and partially, from asbestos. In a memorandum, Equal Education said the department 29

02 August 2018 5:31 PM Public schools on private land could be threatened by land expropriation

Equal Education says public schools situated on private land may be under threat because of land expropriation. In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation said the South African Schools Act makes provision for schools to be operated on private land through a long-term lease, but that this right is being threatened by farm owners controlling 24

20 July 2018 8:18 AM Cameroon military, separatists blamed for 'grave abuses'

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians. Warnings about Cameroon's crisis are growing as the Central African nation faces an October election 54

16 July 2018 8:32 AM Zim teachers angry over army pay hike, warn of 'serious consequences'

Teachers in Zimbabwe are angry that soldiers and police this month got a higher pay rise than they did. Teachers and civil servants were awarded 17.5% pay rises this month following an agreement in May. Soldiers and police also got pay rises of up to 22.5%, but the main Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) says the hike should have been the same across 27