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Covid-19 positive cases without symptoms not required to isolate

Teachers and learners who test positive for Covid-19 and do not have symptoms are no longer required to isolate. This according to a document published...

No Covid-19 vaccine roll-out for teachers this week

The Department of Health has dismissed the announcement by a teachers’ union that Covid-19 vaccination roll-out for teachers would commence this week Spokesperson Popo Maja...

Teacher Appreciation Week Celebrated

As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation week, the country recognises another kind of front-line hero, our valued teachers. In support of Teacher Appreciation Week, we...

Assistants missed on the first day of new school term

On the first day of the new school term, some Free State educators say it is not easy losing their assistants because they did...

Safety of teachers just as paramount, says MEC

As first phase learners have returned to school, many teachers have raised concern about their own health and safety. While cases of Covid-19 have...

Lego workshop held at Brebner

Jika Communications and Training will be presenting a Lego workshop for teachers and parents on 12 February at Brebner Primary School, with education specialist,...

MEC Makgoe encourages Tsholofelo learners, teachers

After the Free State's success with their 2019 matric results, MEC Tate Makgoe spoke to grade 1 to 7 learners and teachers at the...

Secondary education must change to teach pupils skills – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a skills revolution, beginning with the altering of South Africa’s secondary education to enable it to meet the...

Vandalism plaques Heidedal school

Community members and teachers at Petunia Secondary School in Heidedal have reacted with anger and disappointment after the recent spate of vandalism at the...

Burglars steal teaching equipment at St Michael’s School

Teachers and learners at St Michael's School for Girls (SMS) got quite a scare when they report for school on Wednesday 23 August to...

FS Union honours educators of the nation on World Teachers’ Day

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Free State says it celebrates World Teacher’s Day (5 October) by honouring the educators of...

Today, 22 years ago, World Teachers’ Day was initiated

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Education International inaugurated World Teachers Day at an international teacher’s conference in Geneva on...

Response to Sadtu media statement

It very unfortunate that the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) responded before engaging with me. However I have never privately or publicly denounced any...

Cuba not the answer to Free State’s education problems, says FEDSAS

THANDI XABA The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) is shocked that the Free State Department of Education has announced that teachers...

FS teachers win big at National Teacher’s Awards

THANDI XABA A Free State primary school teacher has been awarded first position in the excellence in Special Needs and Inclusive Teaching category, at the...

Teachers continue to resign after spread of rumour

THANDI XABA One unfound rumour has led 4600 teachers to early retirement in November last year and 2015 is seeing more teachers handing in their...

FS MEC of Education Tate Makgoe honours best teachers

MEC Makgoe giving a word of encouragement to teachers at National Teachers Awards

National Teaching Awards: Motheo District

THANDI XABA Free State Department of Education paid homage to top teachers in Motheo District. Held at Protea Hotel Central, the function saw ten educators...