Eastern Cape departments defend their performance THERE has been an outcry over the Eastern Cape government’s poor spending in the last financial year.
EDUCATION head Mthunywa Ngonzo has described a shattering state of affairs in his department , telling the court of complete administrative collapse and systemic disintegration of the entire school system.
BATTLELINES have been drawn as two Eastern Cape communities hundreds of kilometres apart brace to force the provincial government to provide them with well-resourced, functional schools .
SOUTH African pupils are not taught to think, solve problems or read independently in the first three years of school because most of their teachers do not know how to teach these skills.
AFTER FORTY years spent moulding the minds of thousands of the Eastern Cape’s young people, deputy director- general Sithembele Zibi retired this week.
EASTERN Cape education boss Mthunywa Ngonzo has threatened to dock salaries of principals who fail to attend a training programme meant to improve matric results at 10 of Eastern Cape’s worst performing districts.
BLADE Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training , has published a draft policy to administer university residences.
BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga, her provincial counterpart Mandla Makupula and their directors-general have been put on notice that they will face contempt of court proceedings and possibly jail for allegedly failing to declare and fill non-teaching posts at Eastern Cape schools.