Nquthu shooting: Learner safety must be prioritised

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   The DA in KZN extends its deepest sympathies to the families of a Nquthu deputy school principal and a young learner who lost their lives yesterday after being shot by gunmen who stormed a classroom at the school. We condemn this senseless […]

DA KZN: KZN teacher takes 1 522 sick days

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Democratic Alliance media statement by George Mari, MPL Member of the DA Caucus in the KZN Legislature   THE DA can today reveal that a KZN primary school teacher has taken a staggering 1 522 sick days over the past 15 years – an average of 101 days per year – allegedly due to chronic laryngitis. […]

DA KZN: Sadtu is the real obstacle to education in KZN

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Democratic Alliance media statement by  Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   REPORTS that some 900 KZN schools have been closed for more than a week – allegedly as a result of Sadtu interference – are the biggest indicator yet that the province’s education department is incapable of arresting the teacher union’s iron […]

School oversight visit reveals up to 80 learners to a class

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DA KZN:  School oversight visit reveals up to 80 learners to a class Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   AN oversight visit by the DA to Nqabeni Primary School, between Port Shepstone and Harding, has revealed shocking conditions with 530 learners being taught by just 12 teachers and […]

KZN Education budget – more of the same

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Democratic Alliance KZN Education Budget Debate by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education     Today as we debate the Education budget most will no doubt be pleased that it has increased.  More money we will say, for more to be done.  Regrettably this will not be the case because one of the first […]

DA KZN: Education budget shift coming back to bite ANC

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Democratic Alliance Speech by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education Madam Speaker Truth be told, the state of education in KwaZulu-Natal is dismal.   We have no leadership.  The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The recent schools’ functionality programme has once again highlighted just how dysfunctional the province is when […]

DA launches KZN School Governing Body Elections awareness campaign

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA today launched a KZN School Governing Body (SGB) Elections awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of parent participation in this critical process, which takes place in the province from 6 to 28 March. Given the numerous challenges our schools face, […]

DA KZN: MEC keeps portfolio committee in the dark over matric cheating probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA calls on KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, to urgently present an update to the province’s Education portfolio committee regarding Umalusi’s ongoing investigations into alleged mass cheating during the 2014 KZN matric exams. According to a statement issued by the Department of […]

A step in the right direction at Thabela High School

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson Education The DA in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the extension of contracts for temporary educators at Thabela High School in KwaNyuswa. According to media reports, contracts have been extended for another month while the department engages with all stakeholders in search of a lasting solution. The DA […]

This is KZN’s worst school

There are broken windows in almost all of the classrooms and dorm rooms.

Democratic Alliance joint media statement by Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL, Constituency Leader for Zululand East and Mbali Ntuli, MPL, DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE DA will today lay charges against KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, after visiting what we believe is the worst school in the province – eMlokothwa High School in KwaNgoma. We will […]