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Learner excels after long journey

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

Matrics don’t need a degree to get a job

Artisans are in short supply and colleges and apprenticeships are a viable alternative to a university qualification

Matric is not the be-all and end-all of achieving one’s potential

Every year a flurry of suicides occur after matric results are announced. We need to help our children to put things in perspective

Provinces push for matric passes

This week, Bongekile Macupe looks at the provinces’ motivations for the excess workload put on matric students

Delayed supp exams raise red flag

Educators say the state’s Second Chance programme doesn’t provide enough support to pupils who failed matric

Letters to the editor: January 13 to 19 2017

Readers write in about teacher tests, and matric results.

​Class of 2016’s mixed bag of results

Pass rates are too simplistic a measure to show the true state of SA’s education system.

Matric marks adjusted only if necessary

Standardisation eliminates discrepancies that have nothing to do with pupils’ abilities.

Matric ‘cheats’ let off the hook after two years of legal wrangling

Pupils at 18 schools were accused of copying during their matric exams, but didn’t show up for hearings. Now they are being allowed to rewrite.

Matric exams: Umalusi finds ‘group copying’

Monitoring body Umalusi says it is concerned about the discovery of group copying in matric examinations in two provinces in the country.

Limpopo officials warn matrics of bogus FET colleges

The Limpopo education department has urged matriculants to ensure the institutions where they want to study are registered.

Nzimande defends 30% matric pass requirement

Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has defended the low matric pass requirement, saying SA is becoming "dangerously elitist".

Motshekga’s omissions say a lot about matric results

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's eloquence on the credibility of the 78.2% matric pass rate for 2013 lay more in what she did not say.

Behind the matric results: The story of maths and science

South African matrics are passing at a higher rate. But this good news does not translate for the level of maths and science teaching and learning.

Matric pass rate highest yet at 78.2%

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%.

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