Breakfast Edition: 13 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 13 January 2016

WATCH & LISTEN: Here's a recap of this morning's top news stories.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: The first school day of 2016 has officially kicked-off with Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga telling @JacaNews this morning that she's ready and wishes all involved, all the best for the new school year: teacher, parents and especially the learners. Her biggest concern this morning, is those learners who have not yet been registered at a school. Motshekga told @JacaNews this morning that she is worried about learners who haven't been registered. "My biggest concern for today is 'unannounced learners' at schools in city regions," Motshekga said. Schools in the city regions attract many unregistered learners and parents have already started queuing from yesterday to get their children placed.

TEACHERS UNION'S APPEAL TO PARENTS: The South African Democratic Teachers Union has appealed to parents to take their children to school today and to make sure they start their school year as positively as possible. The Union says it's regrettable that thousands of children have still not been placed in Gauteng alone the figure stands at over 16 800.  



GAUTENG EDUCATION MEC PLANS MORE SCHOOLS IN THE PROVINCE: The Gauteng Education MEC, Panyasa Lesufi plans to extend the roll-out of tablets to more schools this year especially township school that achieved a 100% pass rate in 2015. He says more than 60 000 tablets were distributed last year. What will be different this year is that these tablets would be marked clearly as property of the state to prevent theft and misuse.  

FACE TO FACE REGISTRATION AT WITS: At the University of Witwatersrand, it is all systems go for the resumption of "Face to face" registration, according to spokesperson, Shirona Patel. On Monday, registration was suspended due to "FeesMustFall" protests.



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