The Correctional Services department has reported a total of 79.25% of prisoners who wrote national senior certificate examinations passed in 2012.
Matrics get their results, the world rages over the Delhi gang-rape victim, America avoids the fiscal cliff and SA's road death toll rises.
Matric results for 2012 are looking up but they have not told us enough about the deep social inequalities experienced by pupils across the country.
Education Minister Angie Motshekga has asked the country to believe that 73.9% of grade 12s are sufficiently literate and numerate to pass matric.
The Western Cape says matriculants will receive their results on time even though the department of basic education misreported the aggregate numbers.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that 73.9% of grade 12 learners passed the National Senior Certificate exams.
A total of 98.2% of students who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations under the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) have passed.
Independent Examination Board (IEB) examination results announced on Friday were a slight improvement on last year's, it has been reported.
The matric examinations of 2012 have been declared fair, valid and credible by Umalusi, said chairperson Sizwe Mabizela.
Learners from Limpopo and the Northern Cape will not be given special treatment when it comes to matric results, says Umalusi.
Mamphela Ramphele lashed out at South Africa's education system.
The disappointment of matric results is not the end of the world -- kick-start your future by using this time wisely.
In the second of his two-part article, Max price explains why UCT uses race in deciding who to admit.
The dramatic rise in the pass rate over the past two years raises unrealistic expectations about entry into higher education.
There are other factors to consider before we celebrate the 'improved' quality of our schooling.
Education experts say that the 2011 matric results show a worrying trend of high attrition at school level and low performance in critical subjects.
After a drop in its 2011 matric pass rate, the KwaZulu-Natal education department says poverty is one of the largest stumbling blocks for its pupils.
The class of 2011 has achieved a 70.2% matric pass rate -- up from 67.8% in 2010, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced.
Umalusi has announced its approval of the release of the 2011 matric exam results after decreeing the exams 'valid, fair and credible'.
SA's focus on the matric exam results obscures the fact that pupils in earlier grades lack fundamental skills.