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LISTEN: Lockdown isn’t designed for kids with extra needs

The department of basic education is providing online resources for learners during the lockdown. But, once again, children with special-education needs are left out

Matric pass rate hides failures

Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage

Learner excels after long journey

Sibabalwe Mkungwana did not attend school until age 10. Now she’s a top matric achiever

Matric class hits 80% pass mark for the first time

With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results

Motshekga congratulates poor, rural schools for producing brilliant learners

With 12-million students in 26 000 schools, the education system is under pressure to teach the next generation. Education minister says it’s working

Slight decline in IEB matric pass rate

Private schools writing IEB exams obtained a 98.82% pass rate, a fractional decrease from last year

Management live it up as Fort Hare University struggles

In a broken university, with “shocking conditions” for students, senior management are provided with luxury cars, with unlimited petrol

UniZulu again has no elected SRC

Student leaders say the new SRC administrator is unknown to students and may not represent their needs

High court forbids expulsion of undocumented children

This follows an application by the Centre for Child Law, Phakamisa High School and 37 children — represented by the Legal Resources Centre against DBE

Millions of refugee kids unschooled

A report on displaced people criticises governments that fail to ensure children get a good education — but recognises progress in some countries

Continuity is key to fixing education

​The M&G went to the World Innovation Summit for Education to find out how other countries are dealing with education problems similar to SA’s

My Kuga was a lovely ruby red – and it was practical

Everything you need to do is on the screen, and you can perform whatever function on the steering column

Slice of life: Travelling is such a trip

'Growing up, I was not exposed to people who travelled, so it never crossed my mind that I would be a jet-setter like I am today'

Nsfas employees defraud students of their funds

One staff member was arrested last month for fraud amounting to just over R30 0000

Report finds most SA universities well run

But Parliament also hears that some of these institutions require additional support

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