Mpumalanga learner in hospital after being stabbed at school

School violence on the increase.

A grade 11 learner from Shobiyane Secondary school in Bushbuckridge (BBR) is being treated in Rob Ferreira. He had been stabbed by another pupil. Today, the Education MEC for Mpumalanga, Bonakele Majuba, would visit the boy. The Department would investigate this incident. According to Psychology Today, a world renowned publication, when children are reared in a violent society, this would result in more violence. It also stated clearly that the violence of the internet/phone games youngsters watch and play, contributed to young people believing violence was acceptable. The increase of…

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Mpumalanga school wins at national water competition

Benjamin Primary School claimed the third prize at the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) national competition known as Baswa Le Meetse. Benjamin Primary School from Matsulu in the City of Mbombela claimed the only prize for the province in the music category during the DWS Baswa Le Meetse national adjudications held in Boksburg from 21 to 26 September. The award ceremony was held on 25 September and presided by Deputy Minister David Mahlobo. “The Baswa Le Meetse (BLM) competition is one of the key projects in the 2020 vision…

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Matrics encouraged to pull up socks ahead of final exams

Tumelo Waga Dibakwane BASIC Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, this week encouraged learners, who will be writing the 2019 matric examinations, to ensure that they use the remainder of their time to study. The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations are about a month away, with the first exam to be written on 23 October. Motshekga said they expected 624 733 full-time candidates and 176 110 part-time candidates to sit for this year’s matric examinations at 8 000 examination centres. “In terms of system readiness, we have been closely tracking each of…

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Matrics without teachers

According to Dr Imram Keeka, spokesperson for education for the the Democratic Alliance, 22 teachers left their grade 12 students in a lurch because the new deputy principal was not their choice. The matrics of Kwadinabakubo High School, West of Durban are now facing the very important September trial exams without teachers. The teachers apparently left in April already. The DA is extremely concerned by recent events at Kwadinabakubo High School. It is clear that learners have become caught in the middle of school politics. This must be condemned in…

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Swazisoul donates shoes to destitute learners

LOCAL musician, Xolani Mashabane, also known as Swazisoul, last week donated school shoes to destitute learners at Shatleng Primary School in Marite, Bushbuckridge. Mashabane said he felt obliged to give back to the community that raised him. The singer, who lost his parents when he was still young, said when he was a student at the school, he used to attend classes wearing old torn up clothes as a school uniform. “Growing up in Marite, I did not have much as a child and knew I was not the only…

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Learner stabbed at Nelspruit Private College

POLICE in Mpumalanga are investigating a case in which an18- year-old learner was stabbed by another learner at the Nelspruit Private College last week. According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the learner was with a friend when he went to the bathroom. A few minutes later the friend heard the victim screaming in the bathroom and he rushed to see what was going on. “He found another learner holding and stabbing the victim. The victim sustained injuries to his head and face. They reported the matter to the…

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Mpumalanga school benefits in time of Fourth Revolution

Volksrust, Mpumalanga – Phembindlela Primary School in Vukuzakhe Township received a new computer centre thanks to a partnership by General Electric South Africa and Eskom. The companies invested over half a million Rand through non-profit organisation (NPO), S.A Medical and Education Foundation (SAME), who implemented the project on behalf of the donors as part of Mandela Month. “We are living in a time of accelerated technological change and progress, labelled as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This technological disruption is a major cause of structural unemployment and a factor when dissecting…

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