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back to school

As parents plan for the start of the first school term this year, many are faced with paying for unexpected items, in addition to fees and uniforms.

why school cloths are so expensive

After the competition commissions’ judgement that parents cannot be forced to purchase school uniforms from specific retailers, parents will be saving money.

Combating South Africa’s Alarming Dropout Rate

As the new year school year commences, many grade 1 pupils will begin their schooling careers. However, a sizable portion of them may not complete matric. 


school learner attending school

Schools opened for teaching in five South African provinces on Wednesday, however parents are enraged as hundreds of learners do not have a place in Gauteng Schools.


In March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa placed the country under a hard lockdown and ordered people to stay home. 

Commission Wants Parents To Report Unfair Uniform Suppliers

With the new academic year beginning next week for learners in coastal provinces, many parents will be rushing to purchase school clothing before the first day of school.

department of education and homeschooling

New regulations introduced by the Department of Basic Education could effectively end home schooling in South Africa should they determine it not beneficial to the child. 

Matric Results Won't Be Published In Newspapers

The annual tradition of purchasing a newspaper to see who passed matric will not take place as the education department has decided against publishing matric results on public platforms. 

Motshekga Wants Parents To Encourage Vaccination Among Children

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted upon many aspects of our lives, including the way children and teachers interact at schools.

Schools sports to alllow spectators

Fans of school sport will celebrate after an announcement that amendments will be made which will allow spectators at school sport activities.



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