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The policy comes as the scourge of teenage pregnancy in South African schools is said to affect pupils in grades as low as Grade 3 and many new HIV infections being among girls between 15 and 24.
Mixed feelings for parents about new condoms-at-schools policy

Wednesday 21 June 2017 21:01

Parents of pupils at schools say though they understand the decision by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to make condoms available to all learners over 12 years, they are still uncomfortable.


Dominance of Christianity in schools challenged

Monday 15 May 2017 17:37

Civil organisations have justified their decision to challenge the right of schools, in the Johannesburg High Court, to use Christian practices.


Hawks mum on outcome of former SARS officials meeting

Friday 26 August 2016 05:52

The Hawks has refused to shed light on the outcome of the discussions its officials had with two former SARS employees, Johann van Loggerenberg and Ivan Pillay, in Pretoria on Thursday.


Spotlight on Limpopo education crisis as Human Rights Day approaches

Sunday 20 March 2016 15:44

As the country commemorates Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Commission in Limpopo says more should be done to improve access to education in the province.


  Marchers will register their frustration with the leadership of President Jacob Zuma.
Hundreds gather for Zuma Must Fall marches

Wednesday 16 December 2015 11:11

Hundreds of people from different civil society organisations have gathered on the Nelson Mandela Bridge in central Johannesburg for a march in support of the "Zuma Must Fall" campaign.


A Zuma-Must-Fall-march will take place at the Nelson Mandela bridge.
March will unite South Africans: Section 27

Wednesday 16 December 2015 09:50

Civil society organisation, Section 27, says it is optimistic that its march will unite South Africans.


Section 27 takes issue with govt's approach to disability

Thursday 19 November 2015 10:05

According to the South African National Council for the Blind, approximately 7.5% of South Africans are disabled and visual impairment is still the most prevalent disability.


SA's gold mines faces biggest civil claims

Sunday 11 October 2015 22:45

South Africa's gold mining industry is set for a major shake down, as one of the biggest civil claims is scheduled to begin at the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.


Mineworkers with silicosis to access compensation: Legal experts

Thursday 8 October 2015 19:17

Legal experts say former mineworkers who contracted silicosis should be allowed to access courts directly for compensation.


Only 46% of South Africans are said to have ever heard of the existence of  the Constitution
Tackling concerns around SA's constitutional illiteracy

Monday 14 September 2015 11:15

Concerns raised around constitutional illiteracy, this as only 46% of South Africans are said to have ever heard of the existence of either the Constitution, or its second chapter, the Bill of Rights.


'Big business part of corruption'

Tuesday 16 June 2015 17:30

The Director of NGO, Section 27, Mark Heywood says the private sector is a big part of the corruption problem.


Govt urged not to rush through food security policy

Tuesday 3 March 2015 12:19

South Africa has about 13.8 million individuals that regularly experience inadequate access to food, according to government’s own figures.


Malamulele Task Team defends 'shut down of services'

Monday 19 January 2015 12:15

The Malamulele Task Team in Limpopo has defended their shut down of services in the town, including more than 140 schools.


DR- TB, a national public health emergency: Civil society groups

Tuesday 10 June 2014 20:58

South Africa may see drug resistant Tuberculosis (DR –TB) declared a national public health emergency.


Angie Motshekga made headlines last year about the shortages of textbooks inLimpopo.
Analyst unpacks Motshekga’s reappointment

Monday 26 May 2014 08:45

Ayanda Nyoka from the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation says Angie Motshekga’s reappointment indicates that President Jacob Zuma refuses to succumb to public pressure in his appointments.


It is believed there is still a widespread shortage of textbooks at schools in Limpopo.
Limpopo textbook 'battle' heads back to court

Tuesday 22 April 2014 05:42

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will again approach the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday.


The Limpopo Education Department says the contents in boxes are not textbooks but manuals and workbooks that the province used previously.
Limpopo education dept disappointed by “false claims”

Friday 4 April 2014 06:50

The Limpopo Education Department has expressed disappointment with what it calls false claims that undelivered textbooks have been found in a warehouse at the Fetakgomo teachers' training college.


Judge Tuchten says he can see how the shortage hampers the process of learning and teaching, but the parties could try other means besides the courts to resolve the matter.
Judge urges parties in textbook saga to settle out of court

Thursday 3 April 2014 14:57

North Gauteng High Court Judge Neil Tuchten has asked Section 27 and the Basic Education Department to find other means besides the courts to resolve their latest dispute over school textbooks.


The Department of Basic Education has dismissed reports that Limpopo schools have not received textbooks.
High court to rule on Limpopo textbook saga

Thursday 3 April 2014 07:38

Civil rights organisation Section 27 and the Department of Basic Education will be back in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday morning.


Limpopo tries to solve textbook saga
Limpopo Education finds temporary solution to textbooks shortage

Wednesday 2 April 2014 05:33

The Limpopo Education Department says it has devised a temporary solution as it tries to solve the recurring textbook crisis.


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