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Are the Ministerial Task Team Recommendations Good Enough?

The recently reported recommendations made by the Ministerial Task Team are indeed a step in the right direction for education in South Africa, however there has to be an appreciation that the challenges are also endemic in the system.  For example, the recommendations do not even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to the question of the high dropout rate before matric.

One is very happy that the report by the Ministerial Task Team agrees with public opinion concerning the quality of matric. But one cannot help but ask, are these recommendations good enough?

Learners Cause Chaos in Jo’burg CBD

Learners who trashed the Johannesburg City Centre during a protest blame supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters for the scuffle with vendors and shop owners. 

The march led by the Congress of South Students (COSAS) deteriorated after their memorandum of grievances relating to improvement of school conditions was handed over to the Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi.

Court Rules Against Govt Over Textbooks

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that government violated the right to basic education by failing to deliver textbooks to all Limpopo schoolchildren on time this year.

Judge Neil Tuchten made specific orders seeking to prevent a recurrence next year of the financial constraints that government argued in court had prevented full and timeous delivery of the books.

Tuchten ordered government to pay the costs of community-based organisation Basic Education for All (BEFA), its representative in the case, rights organisation, SECTION27 and the 39 applicant schools.

Ikamva Labantu: Early Childhood Development Community-Based Workers

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint four Early Childhood Development (ECD) Community Based Workers based in Cape Town.

Reporting to: Registration Help Desk Coordinator.
 
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Christel House South Africa: Learning Support Teacher

Christel House South Africa is a place for children to grow, to develop, and to achieve dignity and success. Christel House children learn the values of respect, responsibility, independence and integrity. They develop a passion for learning and they maximise their human potential. They realise that the opportunities and care provided to them by Christel House emanate from love and our desire to help make the world a better place.

New Textbook Scandal in Limpopo

According to Poppy Louw, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, survived calls for her head following the 2012 textbooks saga but her department has yet again failed to keep its promise to deliver all the books schools need in time for the first term.

In her article titled ‘New textbook scandal rocks Limpopo’, Louw points out that Solanga Milambo, a SECTION27 activist in Giyani, could not establish the exact number of pupils affected but said some schools were short of about 100 books per grade.

Ikamva Labantu: Programme Head - Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a non-governmental organisation that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Programme Head for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC), based in Cape Town.

The Programme Head will report to the Programme Director.

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Ikamva Labantu: Programme Head - Community Relations

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Programme Head for Community Relations, based in Cape Town.
 
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Ikamva Labantu: Manager - Family Centre

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Manager - Family Centre, based in Cape Town.

The person will reporting to the Programme Director.

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Ikamva Labantu: Handyman

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Facilities and Operations Handyman, based in Cape Town.

The Handyman will report to the Facilities and Operations Manager.

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