MEC Lesufi fails to deliver on school infrastructure targets

by Khume Ramulifho MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education The Democratic Alliance (DA) is concerned that the Gauteng Department of Education is failing to honour its commitment to eradicate asbestos schools and to build more schools across the province. According to the department’s fourth quarterly report for the…

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122 schools investigated for fraud since 2014

Ashor Sarupen DA Spokesperson for Social Development

by Ashor Sarupen MPL – DA Spokesperson on Education The Gauteng Department of Education has investigated 122 schools for fraud or financial mismanagement since 2014, according to written responses to questions tabled in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature by the DA.  Of the 122 cases investigated, 42 (34%) are still a…

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Gauteng Education is in crisis, Total Change needed

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has observed that since schools reopened in January this year, there are many crises experienced in Gauteng, ranging from late placement of learners, overcrowded classrooms, illegal strikes, racial tensions, sexual abuses and lack of basic services. The DA has conducted many oversight visits and our impression…

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GDE needs to advocate for SGBs

The DA is calling on the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to initiate an ongoing outreach awareness campaign on the roles and importance of the School Governing Bodies (SGB) in our public schools across the province. This awareness campaign is crucial as the three-year term of the current SGB members…

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