Johannesburg - The mother of a pupil whose suicide last month has been linked to her being allegedly bullied by a teacher, has accused the Gauteng Department of Education of xenophobia and lack of professionalism in handling her daughter’s case.
Sections of the Hoërskool Driehoek have been declared safe for learners and is expected to open on Monday.
The Gauteng Department of Education has announced the funeral dates of three of the four children who perished in the structural collapse on Friday at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbjlpark.
One of the pupils who was severely injured during the structural collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek on February 1 suffered a setback on Sunday, Netwerk24 reported.
A Pretoria teacher, who is alleged to have inappropriately touched learners at Valhalla Primary School in Centurion, is facing seven counts of sexual assault.
Officials from the Gauteng department of education on Wednesday rushed to the Valhalla Primary School in Centurion to tend to allegations of pupils being sexually assaulted by a teacher.
The father of one of the pupils who died in the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy has thanked the community for the support his family has received during their time of grief.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says that 10 of the learners injured in the walkway collapse at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark have been released from hospital.
More than 20 girls, aged between 10 and 13, claim they were sexually assaulted by the Valhalla Primary School teacher last year.
Now the South African Teachers' Union (SAOU) has warned that a similar tragedy may play out at Hoërskool Roodepoort on the West Rand.
The Gauteng education department has appointed a team of structural engineers to conduct an analysis of Hoërskool Driehoek's premises in Vanderbijlpark before the school reopens.
Pretoria - The Valhalla Primary School teacher at the centre of sexual assault allegations touched at least 23 pupils inappropriately, it emerged on Wednesday.
Learners, parents, family members and friends of the children killed in the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy gathered at the Kompas church in Vanderbijlpark on Monday for a memorial service in honour of four deceased pupils, Netwerk24 reported.
At the weekend, more than 1 000 learners, parents and supporters staged a vigil at the school, placing flowers and candles at the entrance, Vaal Weekblad reported.
The department had prioritised the quick return of the matrics to the school, saying it was paramount that their activities faced as few disruptions as possible.
JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says its appointed an independent team to investigate reports that staff at Valhalla Primary School in Centurion were aware of allegations that a teacher had sexually assaulted pupils and failed to act.
Gauteng education department spokerson Steve Mabona confirmed the cases were reported on Tuesday, after parents became aware of the allegations.
On Wednesday, the Gauteng Department of Education promised that they were going to serve the teacher with a letter of suspension from the school.
The 55-year-old has managed to convince the Pretoria Magistrate's Court to grant him bail and that he will not abscond or intimidate victims or witnesses.
The Valhalla Primary School teacher accused of sexually assaulting 23 pupils will remain in police custody while the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) verifies his address and checks his criminal history.
Roydon’s mother Sharlene read a message on behalf of herself and his brothers Vincent and Justin.