Absenteeism in Education Department highest in the province

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   Absenteeism in Education Department highest in the province   Staff on the payroll of KwaZulu-Natal’s Education Department took a staggering 6 257 days off during 2016 as a result of illness, suspensions and being absent without leave, costing the Department R14 million. […]

DoE must suspend Phoenix school principal pending a full enquiry

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DoE must suspend Phoenix school principal pending a full enquiry THE Democratic Alliance will write to KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, to request that the principal at Rockford Primary School in Phoenix be suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of a […]

Racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High: MEC must act immediately

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   Racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High: MEC must act immediately   The Democratic Alliance is appalled by a racist incident which took place at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School. The incident, during which a Grade 11 learner allegedly referred to black students at […]

KZN worst in the country when it comes to under-qualified and unqualified teachers

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   KZN worst in the country when it comes to under-qualified and unqualified teachers   The Democratic Alliance is shocked and alarmed by a recent parliamentary response which reveals that KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of unqualified and under-qualified teachers, with more […]

DA supports move to discipline absent KZN Education MEC

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA supports move to discipline absent KZN Education MEC   Today KZN Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, failed to attend a meeting of the province’s education portfolio committee, to which he is answerable, instead choosing to go to the Moral Regeneration and […]

DA calls on KZN Education MEC to intervene at ‘dysfunctional’ Phoenix school

Dr Rishigen Viranna

Democratic Alliance media statement by  Dr. Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   DA calls on KZN Education MEC to intervene at ‘dysfunctional’ Phoenix school   The Democratic Alliance will today write to KZN Education MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, to request that he immediately place Phoenix-based Rockford Primary under the administration of his Department following […]

MEC fails to address crisis that exists within KZN Education

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Dr Rishigen Viranna, MPL DA KZN  Spokesperson on Education   MEC fails to address crisis that exists within KZN Education    KZN’s Education department is not just a mess – it’s a crisis – while the budget, tabled in the KZN Legislature today by MEC, Mthandeni Dlungwane, failed to address this. […]

DA gears up for government-in-waiting politics with Alternative KZN State of the Province

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature   DA gears up for government-in-waiting politics with Alternative KZN State of the Province   Today marks a new era for the Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal, with a shift in gear from opposition politics to government-in-waiting politics with the delivery […]

DA welcomes suspension of homophobic lecturers at Coastal College

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Martin Meyer, Cllr DA EThekwini Councillor   DA welcomes suspension of homophobic lecturers at Coastal College   The Democratic Alliance and DA Students Organisation (DASO) in KZN welcome the decision by Coastal College Umlazi Campus to suspend the two lecturers who allegedly discriminated against Bheka Khanyile for being gay. This […]

Coastal College homophobia must see lecturers suspended

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Martin Meyer, Cllr  DA EThekwini Councilor   Coastal College homophobia must see lecturers suspended   The Democratic Alliance in EThekwini has learnt that lecturers at Coastal College in Umlazi are alleged to have chased a 20-year-old student from the college because he is gay. The DA has met with the […]