Education now, jobs later

In June this year, the Democratic Alliance opposed the KZN Education Budget on the grounds that it simply could not deliver the operational programmes that it was complied for. Last week we learnt from Education HOD, Dr Sishi that indeed cuts of R350m will have to be made in the current year and that over […]

Punch at last from KZN Education MEC

Tom Stokes, MPP, DA KZN Spokesperson on Education, said that it  was gratifying to note KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC, Senzo Mchunu’s, show of steel in confronting the need for school principals to “shape up or ship out”. Even more encouraging is his call for principals not to belong to teacher unions but to be an extension of […]

Department has paid displaced KZN principals R116 million for doing nothing all day

Makhosazana Mdlalose, MPP, DA KZN alternate spokesperson on Education, said that the Democratic Alliance will today call for answers from KwaZulu-Natal education officials following the revelation that 81 displaced principals are sitting doing nothing at circuit offices around the province – most for up to six years – yet are still being paid their usual […]


School governing body elections can fix education Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance 27 February 2012 This week, the third largest public elections kick off at every school across the country. Over five million parents will have the opportunity, between 1 – 23 March, to vote for the School Governing Body (SGB) at their […]