Matric Exams

Education system fails undocumented learners

Despite a court order, the education system is failing learners who do not have documents, both those born here and those from other countries

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in...

Weak matrics culled for better results

Just 7% of learners writing a two-year matric programme created to help them passed and a mere 0.003% got distinctions

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

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

Libraries build services and communities

But librarians face difficulties in a society where the culture of reading is not widespread

Provinces push for matric passes

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

EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR

When journalists send questions to government spokespersons, they do not do so because they are bored and have nothing to do

Leadership can fix poor schooling

School district officials and principals can achieve great results if they collaborate meaningfully

Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge

The scripts of grade 7 to 9 educators will be assessed to identify where they need support

Matriculants need moral guidance

Institutions and families must teach values in a decaying society and adverse economic conditions

All systems go as Matric exams kick off

The Department of Basic Education has said it is confident that the examination will run smoothly.

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South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.