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We can no longer talk about literacy and numeracy without also talking about digital literacy. 

A scary situation is developing in Kwa-Zulu Natal in the Department of Basic Education. These challenges could negatively impact learners in the province.

Looming Teacher Shortage

Vuyiseka Mboxela, the Eastern Cape provincial education spokesperson says the number of teacher vacancies reported by the Democratic Alliance (DA) is inflated.

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 Department of Basic Education is giving another chance to rewrite the National Senior Certificate (NSC) to candidates who did not do well in the May/June supplementary examinations. The NSC candidates, according to the department, may sign up now to write the November 2021 examination.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga

South African universities will have to double their current output of qualified teachers to cope with the loss of teachers that will be retiring over the coming decade.

Poor performance in maths and science continues to be worrying in South Africa. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) shows that poor performance in these fields affects many school children and the future of the country.

Matriculates are encouraged to vaccinate prior the examinations

According to the Department of Health, more than 88 000 young people between the ages of 18 and 34 have been vaccinated since vaccinations opened for the age group on 20 August. The health department says over 50 000 people were vaccinated on the first day, making this a high record for the province.

With online teaching hastened by the coronavirus, teachers have had to convert face-to-face teaching into remote classes with minimum resources and time.

Classrooms being disinfected.

The Department of Education in Northern Cape is experiencing a surge in infections in schools throughout the province. Eight schools in the province have been closed in order for contact tracing and the disinfection of the school premises.  

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