Today's Big Stories

No school allowed to withhold report cards over unpaid fees - WCED

Most schools in the province will close their doors on Wednesday and pupils are expected to come home with their final report cards.

But some parents are concerned that they might not receive a report on their child's academic progress, due to outstanding fee payments.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says that schools are not allowed to withhold reports over unpaid fees.

Despite this, a school in Salt River has been reported for this very practice this week.

Schools are not allowed to do that. They are told every year, but they continue to do it sometimes.

Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Education MEC

Parents with similar complaints are urged to contact the Western Cape Education Deprtment's (WCED) district office to report the school in question.

Schafer says that parents who can afford to pay should do so. Those who cannot, should apply for fee exemptions.

Take listen to the MEC's expalnation here:

Read More
Malibu High Muslim learners served pork at matric ball

Malibu High Muslim learners served pork at matric ball

Parents of Muslim learners at Malibu High School are incensed that the school served children pork.

Plett Rage scammer swindles 100 matrics (and may've also conned holidaymakers)

Plett Rage scammer swindles 100 matrics (and may've also conned holidaymakers)

A man is on the run from cops after running an elaborate online scam which conned matric festival-goers out of thousands of bucks.

WC Education to probe Stellenbosch pupil assault caught on camera

WC Education to probe Stellenbosch pupil assault caught on camera

The department has condemned recent video showing a pupil assaulting a girl at a Stellenbosch High School.

Teachers called out for racism at Pretoria Girls High

Teachers called out for racism at Pretoria Girls High

Disciplinary and mediation processes have begun to make the school more accommodating of racial and cultural diversity.

Matric pupils pave the way with shoe drive for those in need

Matric pupils pave the way with shoe drive for those in need

Matrics at two local high schools are leaving behind more than just memories in the corridors of their soon-to-be alma maters.

R47.5 million available to assist Quintile 4 and 5 schools - WCED

R47.5 million available to assist Quintile 4 and 5 schools - WCED

The current economic challenges means many parents can't afford to pay school fees.

WC to charge principals at schools withholding report cards

WC to charge principals at schools withholding report cards

The Western Cape Education Department says it will lay charges of misconduct against principals who have withheld report cards from pupils and parents.

SA's Top 10 most expensive schools (and are the fees worth it?)

SA's Top 10 most expensive schools (and are the fees worth it?)

We breakdown the priciest schools in the country and weigh up on whether they are worth it with independent consultant Muavia Gallie.

Quality school (not university!) education will cost you between R1m and R7.7m

Quality school (not university!) education will cost you between R1m and R7.7m

Sending your kid to a quality school will cost you more than you ever thought possible. Read this and start saving now...

Popular articles
Are you eating good fish or bad fish?

Are you eating good fish or bad fish?

Author of Eat-Ting, Anna Trapido talks to #WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene about the SASSI coded fish system.

[LISTEN] Five, grade five learners caught drinking alcohol at school

[LISTEN] Five, grade five learners caught drinking alcohol at school

Dr Sue Goldstein, Director at the Soul City Institute for Social Justice chats about parents drinking booze in front of children.

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Low sex drive is common and non-sexual relationships can also be fulfilling, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Geoffrey Matovu filed for divorce in the Family Division of the High Court accusing Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being disrespectful.

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

A fight broke at a hospital where Booysen was admitted and it is believed Booysen was the target of the scuffle.

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

Going to be hard to look the other way - Steven Powell on FBI probing Guptas

Going to be hard to look the other way - Steven Powell on FBI probing Guptas

Bruce Whitfield interviews Peter Hain (Wits Business School) and Steven Powell (Director in Forensics at ENS Africa).

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.