Yusuf Cassim


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Yusuf Cassim

Eastern Cape Education MEC, Fundile Gade, is setting schools in the province up for failure, with the announcement today that schools will have to procure their own personal protective equipment (PPE) in the first term. It is a callous and heartless decision that throws the poor to the Covid-19 wolves. This is what happens when the Department caves in to tendepreneurs, paying vastly inflated prices for PPE. We have already …


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The Eastern Cape Department of Education has wasted R1,7million on an application, named Sikuncede Njani, that is outdated and therefore serves no real purpose. In response to a parliamentary question from the DA, MEC of Education, Fundile Gade, said the app is currently up to date with relevant information that can be utilised by the public and officials of the Department. SEE: IQP 32 2nd session replies Q 766 Link …


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The lives of our learners, teachers and their families continue to be put at risk during the matric examinations On the 4th of November, a media statement was released by the department of basic education, stating that provisions must be made for matric learners, who test positive for covid, to write their examinations in a safe and regulated environment. It is important to note that this was a joint agreement …


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I am extremely excited for the learners of Patensie, who have finally been able to take occupation of their new school building, which was built for them over a year ago, but which had been standing vacant because of delays by the Education Department. The building of the school was part of the national Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI) programme which aimed to eradicate schools built with inappropriate and …


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Hundreds of young learners from Laerskool Grens in Arcadia, Buffalo City are being crammed into overcrowded classrooms, because work on the new school they were promised four years ago has ground to a halt. This situation has been further exacerbated as the Department has annexed half of the current school grounds for the Buffalo City Inner City School, which is now also operating off the same premises. Effectively, due to …


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