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  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    In the run-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics is launching a new eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education, which shows that girls are twice as likely as boys to remain completely excluded from education.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    Cabinet approved the National Integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy. The policy was developed in consultation with various stakeholders in the sector. It went through public consultation in February 2015.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    The aim of the Act is to amend the Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act No. 99 of 1998), in order to improve the maintenance system.

     The Act, amongst others, seeks to:

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    The aim of the TIMSS SA website is to highlight important education research being undertaken in South Africa, particularly in relation to school-level mathematics and science.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    In a precedent-setting deci­sion handed down on 26 June 2015 in the Gra­ham­stown High Court, Judge Plas­ket held that the right to basic edu­ca­tion is “mean­ing­less” unless learn­ers had access to trans­port to and from school, at government’s expense, in appro­pri­ate cases.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Members of Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly, with the exception of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), supported the Maintenance Amendment Bill.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    To learn more about how preschoolers spend their day, University of Washington researchers monitored the activities of 98 children attending 10 preschools in Seattle. The scientists spent an average of seven hours a day for at least four days at each school.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Utilising communal taps in informal settlements as a meeting place, the Emthonjeni Outreach Programme uses safe spaces for interactions between child caregivers and trained ECD fieldworkers, allowing exchange of information, identification of problems and assistance with requirements such as chil

  • Author: Gail Dore
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    As I’m sure you’re aware, bullying, along with other forms of violence, is an ongoing problem in our schools.

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