2017 matric results do not reflect real conditions in KwaZulu-Natal’s rural schools

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   2017 matric results do not reflect real conditions in KwaZulu-Natal’s rural schools   Conditions on the ground at KZN’s rural schools, visited as part of this week’s provincial Legislature’s functionality programme, show no correlation with a supposedly improved 2017 matric pass rate […]

DA welcomes KZN learners back to school ahead of Legislature oversight visits

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA welcomes KZN learners back to school ahead of Legislature oversight visits     The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes learners across the province back to school for the 2018 academic year and wishes them well in their studies. From tomorrow, […]

School functionality visits ignore province’s worst performing schools

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   School functionality visits ignore province’s worst performing schools   The Democratic Alliance (DA) has made an urgent written appeal to KZN’s Education Portfolio Committee Chairperson to request that 13 chronically underperforming schools be added to the 2018 schools functionality oversight visits by […]

KZN matric results: New Education MEC should not trumpet victory following false, misleading figures

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN matric results: New Education MEC should not trumpet victory following false, misleading figures   The announcement of a 72.9% National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate for KwaZulu-Natal matriculants – a 6.5% increase from 2016 – must not be claimed as an […]

Major error threatens entire 2017 National Senior Certificate

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   Major error threatens entire 2017 National Senior Certificate   The Democratic Alliance has today called on KZN Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane to urgently deliver an executive statement of public importance following the discovery of a major computational error within the Department of […]

National School Nutrition Programme: DA welcomes tribunal judgement

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   National School Nutrition Programme: DA welcomes tribunal judgement   The Democratic Alliance welcomes a judgement by the Bid Appeals Tribunal against KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education’s flawed National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) tender process – a move which will see the entire adjudication […]

DA KZN wishes matrics all the best in their final exams

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Zwakele Mncwango DA KZN Leader   DA KZN wishes matrics all the best in their final exams   The DA wishes all 153 624 KwaZulu-Natal matriculants well as they begin their National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. We are aware that many matric learners endured difficult circumstances throughout the year just to […]

#MaritzburgCollege: Freedom of association and expression must be protected

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL Spokesperson to the DA in the KZN Legislature   #MaritzburgCollege: Freedom of association and expression must be protected   The DA will always defend and uphold constitutional provisions, even of those we sometimes differ with politically. South Africa’s Constitution guarantees all citizens’ right to freely associate politically and […]

DA condemns horrific violence against KZN learners

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Rafeek Shah, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA condemns horrific violence against KZN learners   The DA is deeply disturbed by the emergence of two cell phone videos – one showing the alleged gang rape of a school girl by a KwaZulu-Natal school principal and two teachers and another […]

DA demands transport for children who walk for hours to get an education

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  Democratic Alliance media statement by Nomsa Marchesi, MP & Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA Shadow Minister on Basic Education & DA KZN Spokesperson on Eduaction   DA demands transport for children who walk for hours to get an education   Note to editors: Please see pictures here, here and here This morning, DA leaders walked […]