The Department of Basic Education is putting measures in place to ensure schools stop dropping the two critical subjects.
The basic education department has denied another gaffe in the Limpopo textbooks debacle, after it reportedly missed out on discounts for 2015 books.
The basic education department reports that Limpopo textbook deliveries are on track, with pupils set to receive their materials on time.
Provincial plans for school infrastructure should be made public to ensure correct needs are met.
As the 2014 matric examinations approach, education quality council Umalusi has said it is 'satisfied' with the quality of exam paper markers.
The DA has expressed shock over Medium Term Strategic Framework figures, which show that only 61% of pupils have access to required textbooks.
The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.
In an unusual case, activists want the government to be legally bound to extensive education reforms.
Panyaza Lesufi will replace former education DG Bobby Soobrayan, who has been "redeployed" to "other responsibilities in government".
Several schools in the Limpopo province are dragging the department of basic education to court for failing to deliver textbooks.
Literacy and numeracy tests provide valuable insights into pupils' performance.
There was much tears and excitement as South African pupils returned to school for the start of the new year.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced matrics achieved a pass rate of 78.2%, with the Free State getting the top marks of 87.4%.
Umalusi has apologised for the question relating to baby rape in the dramatic arts matric examination, saying it was in poor taste.
Meals are back in 11 Limpopo schools after legal action, but the lost teaching time worries principals.
The department of basic education has called for more public comment on increasing the 30% minimum matric pass rate mark.
Cheaper independent schools are out of the poorâ€™s grasp because they canâ€™t afford to lower their fees.
The basic education department's advocate says Bobby Soobrayan was not authorised to sign the agreement, which makes it null and void.
The basic education department only realised on the eve of paying teachers it had several months earlier "erroneously" signed the labour agreement.