KwaZulu-Natal lost 253 teachers to Covid-19

KZN lost 253 teachers to Covid-19, the KZN MEC Kwazi Mshengu said during the release of the province’s results on Tuesday morning. Mshengu said he presented the results with a heavy heart, having lost 253 teachers and 38 non-teaching staff due to Covid-19 related illnesses. “The 2020 NSC results are dedicated to our frontline soldiers […]

Police officer dies after being shot by GBV suspect

Responding to a domestic violence case, two officers accompanied the victim home. But a shot was fired from the woman’s house in Welbedacht East in Chatsworth on Thursday last week, which struck Constable Mfihloyakhe Ndlovu (45) in the upper body, killing him. The shooter then ran out of the house, firing randomly. The other constable […]

R634 million budget shortfall leaves over 100 000 KZN pupils without transport

KwaZulu-Natal is short of more than R500 million to transport pupils, leaving around 108,000 without the vital service, acting Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Kwazi Mshengu said on Tuesday. “We are unable to extend the programme because of insufficient funding because the only grant that we receive for learner transport is R366 million and […]

KZN Education Dept stands firm, sets 80% matric pass target despite Covid-19 learning disruption

The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department is standing firm on its 80% matric pass rate target, despite concerns from teachers’ unions and an education expert that setting targets is unrealistic this year, a year in which pupils were away from the classroom for months due to the national lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. The target was […]

Pupil dies after being stabbed, allegedly by another pupil in KZN

A high school pupil in Folweni, KwaZulu-Natal, died after he was stabbed, allegedly by a school mate, the education department has confirmed. Following the incident, KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu visited the high school in the Umlazi district on Monday. “We visited Folweni High to deal with the situation, where learners have categorised themselves into […]

Bully school girl almost commits suicide

The high school pupil who was captured on the video kicking and tearing her school mate’s panty is in a critical condition at the hospital after poisoning herself. Her 38-year-old mum told Daily Sun today that her daughter was rushed to the hospital after drinking dip tank poison. She said her 16-year-old daughter is in […]

WATCH: Bully school girl pulls and tears another girl’s panty

KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has strongly condemned the two girl pupils’ fight on Friday at Mathole High School in Mahlabathini outside Ulundi, northern KZN that was captured on video. In the video that went viral, one is seen pulling and tearing the other’s panty while others are watching, including boys. She’s also seen kicking […]

Police class with pupils at Durban school after teacher tests positive

The clash arose after pupils demanded all teachers at the school be tested for Covid-19. This was against the policy of the provincial health and education departments. A teacher testing positive for Covid-19 at a Durban school resulted in violent clashes between pupils and police, Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu said on Wednesday. “There has been […]

Taxi driver killed and teachers critically wounded in roadside ambush

A KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver was shot dead and three teachers left critically injured after their vehicle came under heavy fire near Wartburg, outside Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday. The provincial education department said the taxi had been ferrying staff of Masijabule High School when it was shot at. Other passengers reportedly escaped unscathed but were in a […]

Task team to look into racism allegations at elite Durban school

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has called for an independent investigation into allegations of racism at Durban’s oldest and most elite girls’ private school, Durban Girls’ College (DGC). Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu made the call at a meeting with the school’s managers and directors on Monday. A social media storm erupted last week when the allegations […]