Category Archives: High School

Brand new R47 million Sinenjongo High School nearing completion

Today, Minister Schäfer and Minister Grant visited the site of the new Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton. The brand new, state-of-the-art, R47 million  school is fast nearing completion since construction commenced in February 2015. The Sinenjongo High School project is due to be completed in December 2016, in time for the start of the 2017 school year.  It has been a collaborative effort between the Western Cape Education Department, the Department of Transport and Public Works’ and Rabie Property Group. This morning,…

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Minister Grand and Minister Schafer to visit brand new Sinenjongo High School in Milnerton

Tomorrow, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will be visiting the site of the brand new Sinenjongo High School in Milnerton. The school is at a late stage of construction, and will be completed by the end of this year. Learners at the school are currently housed in temporary classrooms, and will soon have a brand new, top-quality school. The new school will comprise of standard classrooms, science laboratories, a media centre, school hall, administrative block, and…

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IFP Not Surprised by Poor 2015 Matric Results

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has today announced the matric results for pupils that wrote the 2015 matric exams. Out of those that wrote only 70.7% passed. These results have already been revealed to be worse than last year’s 75.8% by Umalusi assurance body. The IFP Parliamentary caucus would like to congratulate those pupils that passed the 2015 matric exams, and encourages you to continue to succeed in your studies, by enrolling in tertiary institutions. The IFP believes the principal cause of such consistently poor…

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Decline in 2015 Matric Results Should Come As No Surprise

Early reports by Prof John Volmink, Chairman of Umalusi that the 2015 matric results are worse than that of 2014 must be cause for concern. “The Inkatha Freedom Party has always raised its concern with regards to forced progression of learners through the grades even they do not perform well together with issues such as mass copying, leaking of exam papers, lowering of pass requirements and the credibility of some invigilators. It is disconcerting to hear that there has been mass copying again but it…

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Best wished for matric exams

The IFP wishes all matriculants well for their final exams which started yesterday. “As learners embark on the final examination of the year, I urge them to knuckle down and study hard as these examinations will play a critical role in their lives. We appeal to parents not to put too much pressure on them but to support them. We want all our learners to do well in the exams,” said IFP KZN Provincial Spokesperson on Education, Mrs Thembeni Madlopha-Mthethwa, MPL. “Parents and society alike…

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IFP: MNYAKANYA HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS PAY GOATS AS PUNISHMENT

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the MEC for Education, Peggy Nkonyeni, to conduct an urgent investigation into the claims that learners in Mnyakanya High School in Nkandla, next to President Zuma’s home, were forced by the school principal and local Inkosi to pay goats as punishment at school. “It has been reported that last month a fight broke out between learners after school, which resulted in the principal instructing the learners and their parents to pay goats or R1000 to the Inkosi of the…

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