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Resilience and hard work leads

KST implements a District Whole School Development programme in primary and secondary schools in the Fezile Dabi and Motheo districts in the Free State, working in partnership with the Free State Department of Education. The Fezile Dabi district obtained 86.5% in the 2020 National Senior Certificate exams, making in the number-one district in the Free State Province and the sixth district nationally. The Motheo district attained 85.2%, placing them in third place.

Government makes strides in delivering proper schools infrastructure (SABC Digital News)


[May 2018] Government is making strides in delivering proper schools infrastructure. The Department of Roads and Transport handed over state of the art educational facilities at two schools in the Nkomazi area in Mpumalanga. The infrastructure was built through the corporate social investment initiative of the Airports Company South Africa, a state-owned entity of the Department of Transport.

Education in SA (SABC Digital News, Morning Live)


[May 2015] "This morning we are talking all issues education, what are the milestones and where are the challenges. This comes at the backdrop of the findings of a report by Equal Education after conducting a schools social audit on schools in Gauteng. The audit was conducted on 200,000 students in more than 200 schools in over 20 communities around Gauteng. The report covers learning conditions, and also identified other challenges like overcrowding, lack of libraries and labs as well shortages of desks and chairs. It also highlighted that about 10% of township schools are experiencing a sanitation crisis. We now continue the discussion now joined by Nandipha Khohliso - at Thabisile Primary School in Zone 5 Diepkloof and Dr More Chakane, CEO of Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance."

South Africa's school pit latrine scandal: Why children are drowning

During his first week at school, five-year-old Michael Komape drowned in a pit latrine in northern South Africa. That day in January 2014 will be one his father James Komape will never forget. As he takes me back to the school in Chebeng village, where the tragedy struck, his pain is palpable.

"When I arrived at the opening of the toilet hole all I could see was a small hand," he says. "Some people were standing looking into the hole, no-one had thought to take him out. It's the saddest thing I've ever seen."