KZN 2018 Matric Results: Manufactured marks continue to fail thousands of learners

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA Spokesperson on Education   The Democratic Alliance congratulates the province’s matric learners who have passed their National Senior Certificate Exams. In particular, we congratulate those who have done so despite facing numerous challenges, including that of an often failing schooling system. With a 3.3% increase […]

Sexual, physical and verbal abuse on the rise at KZN schools

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA spokesperson on Education Sexual, physical and verbal abuse on the rise at KZN schools.   A parliamentary reply to questions by the Democratic Alliance has revealed that the number of KwaZulu-Natal learners who are the victims of sexual or physical assault by teachers is on the […]

DA calls on Education MEC to account for misspent millions

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA spokesperson on Education DA calls on Education MEC to account for misspent millions   The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply alarmed by the latest Auditor-General’s findings which show that KwaZulu-Natal’s Depart of Education (DoE) misspent millions, with almost R20 million in wasteful and fruitless expenditure and […]

#MncwangoForPremier: DA calls for urgent intervention at Masakhane High School

Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango, MPL DA KZN Premier Candidate   #MncwangoForPremier: DA calls for urgent intervention at Masakhane High School   Note to Editors: Kindly find soundbites in English and IsiZulu from KZN DA Premier Candidate, Zwakele Mncwango The DA conducted an oversight inspection at Masakhane school where we met with the school’s management and governing body following […]

MEC has to answer why dying KZN learner was left to suffer without help

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA spokesperson on Education MEC has to answer why dying KZN learner was left to suffer without help   The Democratic Alliance will seek answers from KZN Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane after a matric learner was left to walk 4km home, in the dark, despite being gravely […]

Grade 11 exam delays at Luphaphe High School while learners do principal’s laundry

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Nomfundo Khubone, CLLR DA KZN Youth Deputy Chairperson   Grade 11 exam delays at Luphaphe High School while learners do principal’s laundry    The DA Youth in KZN will be meeting with DA KZN Education Spokesperon, Dr Rishigen Viranna, about the surfacing of a video of high school learners from Inchanga’s […]

DA Youth Leader Mphithi to encourage the youth of KZN to register for Change in 2019

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DA Youth Leader Mphithi to encourage the youth of KZN to register for Change in 2019   Tomorrow, Friday 31 August 2018, the Democratic Alliance Youth Leader, Luyolo Mphithi, accompanied by DA KZN Youth Chairperson, Fikani Khubisa, DA Youth Deputy Chairperson, Henning De Wet, uThungulu DA Constituency Chairperson, Sazi Msane, and members of the Provincial […]

Anarchy looming at Dumabezwe High as uncaring ANC leaves school leaderless

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA spokesperson on Education Anarchy looming at Dumabezwe High as uncaring ANC leaves school leaderless   An oversight inspection by the Democratic Alliance at Bulwer’s Dumabezwe High School last week has revealed a facility on the verge of anarchy as a result of severe administrative mismanagement by […]

#KeepKidsSafe: Protecting learners during school strikes is vital for the future

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   #KeepKidsSafe: Protecting learners during school strikes is vital for the future   Today, DA Shadow Minister of Basic Education, Nomsa Marchesi MP, DA Member of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Sonja Boshoff MP, and DA KZN Spokesperson on Education, Dr […]

KZN Budget Debate: MEC must stop hiding from his Department’s problems

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN Budget Debate: MEC must stop hiding from his Department’s problems   KwaZulu-Natal’s Education Department is suffering from a severe lack of leadership as it lurches from one crisis to the next while provincial MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane continues to hide from […]