Education

Three youths share their matric rewrite experiences

Failing matric not only dents self-confidence, it closes many doors. But help is at hand if you know where to look

A chance to help children on World Read Aloud Day

Stories can help us find our way back to health, hope and possibility

Matric: It’s time to democratise how we assign competence

South Africa is obsessed with the matric pass rate but this is not a measure of a person’s competence and excludes them from finding a job

Quantifying the right to read and write

Basic education is an immediately realisable right in the Constitution, but we must define the terms

Solidarity vs University of Free State in vaccine mandate court case

The union wants the court to decide whether the policy of enforcing vaccinations at UFS holds water.

International Day of Education: Countries set realistic goals for 2030

The original sustainable development goal for education treated all countries as equal; however, global targets have now been localised, providing a more realistic framework

Covid-19 can catalyse better education for all

Digital access to materials can be the equaliser needed for post-pandemic learning recovery.

Answer to youth unemployment lies in digital skill development

Had our institutions been keeping up with the fourth industrial revolution and providing skills training, our corporates would be happy to employ their graduates.

Gauteng’s top matriculants excited about the future

All top learners from Gauteng received bursaries for their university education

Environmental education is in the syllabus but teaching it is a battle

Institutions and nonprofits have stepped in to provide training, manuals and other support.

Matric results 2021 mapped: how did your school do?

Which schools and districts improved and which didn’t? Our complete guide to the 2021 matric results.

2021 matrics set new record with a pass rate of 76.4%

Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners

Basic education minister celebrates the top achievers in the class of 2021

Angie Motshekga says 2021’s matrics are in ‘a class of their own’ for having persevered through Covid-19 pandemic for two years

After the results, what’s next for matriculants?

Late applicants will have a tough time getting into a university of their choice.

A gloomy future awaits most of the country’s matriculants

A large portion of the learners finishing high school will join the millions of unemployed youth if they do not pursue further studies

A letter to Matrics

Class of 2021, you have struggled through a generation-defining time. We are so proud of you, whatever the results on that piece of paper

Matric class of 2021 showed resilience, says Independent Examination Board chief executive

Pupils had to adjust to a new way of learning in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit

Court rules matric results will be published in the media

Court grants AfriForum’s application to compel the department of basic education to publish matric results in newspapers and online platforms
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