It's been an emotional few days for bereaved learners, teachers and the community of Sokhulimi Village, in Mpumalanga, as they mourn the death of eighteen learners and two adults, who died in a tragic accident in Bronkhorstspruit, on Friday.
Teaching and learning commenced well in most schools countrywide, while few interruptions were experienced in other schools on the first day of the academic year.
The African National Congress Youth League in Gauteng on Monday commended the “bold stand” Pretoria High School for Girls pupils have taken against its code of conduct about hairstyles.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is due to visit the school on Monday to address the controversy as more than 4500 people signed a petition calling for his intervention.
Despite several challenges, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roll out in Gauteng schools has made important gains academically, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
The Gauteng Department of Education says it is currently in the process of placing learners who applied online and anticipates it will conclude the process by 7 September 2016.
The Gauteng Department of Education has processed 682 142 applications since it introduced the online application process.