MEC Lesufi admits inner-city independent schools are unsafe

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi admitted in a reply to a DA question, that ten government subsidised independent inner-city schools face major safety and security concerns. The MEC listed the concerns in his reply as follows: • Learners and staff are likely to be mugged in and/or outside the school…

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Teachers go-slow jeopardising learners’ future

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi must take strong action against schools and teachers participating in an ill-thought go-slow which has the potential of jeopardising learners contact time at schools. Appointments of school principals must be based on merit not race. The DA urges the communities in the Johannesburg West and…

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Gauteng education anti-corruption plan lacks teeth

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi has told the DA that since 2014 no cases of corruption have taken place in his department and that there have been no investigations into corruption. However, the DA is often approached by individuals working within the department, members of school governing bodies and concerned…

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