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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 22

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 51

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 25

12 May 2018 5:59 AM Learners use field as toilet: 'Our children are not safe', says worried mom

Young children are forced to use a field as a toilet at Ntshingeni Senior Primary in the Eastern Cape school, while teachers turn to neighbouring houses, reports GroundUp. "We feel abandoned by the government. Most of us went to school here using these [same] old toilets, and even our grandchildren are forced to use them," said Phumla Sitetho, a parent 2173

03 May 2018 10:01 AM Teachers flee, schools close in Kenya with al-Shabab attacks

Deadly attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group targeting non-Muslim teachers in Kenya have caused hundreds of schools near the Somali border to shut down as teachers flee for their lives. Analysts say it is leaving local youth susceptible for recruitment to the al-Qaeda-linked group. Dozens of teachers have been sleeping in a union boardroom for weeks 34

07 April 2018 5:47 AM Khayelitsha woman won't be put off teaching

For Neliswa Dludla from Khayelitsha, teaching in the public school system was a bad experience, reports GroundUp. But she did not want to give up teaching. Instead, she started her own education centre – The Early Birds Lifestyle Academy. "The well-being of a teacher is non-existent in the public schooling sector... I have experienced patriarchy, ageism 39

03 April 2018 7:27 AM Parktown Boys' teacher to be held accountable for alleged racist rant

The Gauteng education department said it would make sure that a Parktown Boys' High School teacher is held accountable for an alleged racist rant. The Saturday Star claimed over the weekend that it was in possession of a 45-minute recording of art teacher Nik Muiznieks allegedly using several racial slurs to refer to his pupils. "Some Parktown Boys are monkeys 34

28 March 2018 7:44 AM Half a million students drop out in Yemen war

Sanaa – Close to half a million Yemeni children have dropped out of school since 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country's civil war, Unicef said on Tuesday. That brings the number of children without access to education to two million, as minors are increasingly recruited in the fighting, according to the UN children's agency 33

23 March 2018 8:16 AM PICS: Charlize Theron celebrates education at Global Teacher’s Prize

Cape Town – Charlize Theron celebrated education as a special guest at this year’s Global Teacher’s Prize in Dubai. Alongside photos of the event, the South African beauty praised the only South African top 10 finalist, Marjorie Brown as well as the winner, UK teacher Andria Zafirakou. The Global Teacher’s price celebrates “teachers who have made a significant 30

18 March 2018 9:05 AM Charlize Theron: I have a very personal experience with gun violence

Dubai — Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous." The South African says: "I have a very personal experience with gun violence. I lost my father to gun violence." She added: "I just don't understand when people try to make the conversation, the argument 36