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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

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