Matric Pass Rates

Slight decline in IEB matric pass rate

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

Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields

Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods

Education shows improvements

Poor schools are getting better results and the top 10 districts hail from just two provinces

Crime harms matric pass rates

Poor results are linked to areas with high crime rates but some Gauteng schools show that this can be countered.

Education department defends R100m matric supplementary support plan

Though well intended, the plan's focus should be on primary schools, say its critics.

Three matric pass rates?!

The department of education insists this is not a bid to 'massage' or obscure matters but to better measure results.

School dropout numbers blamed on poor learning in early grades

Nearly a million pupils should have written matric in 2014, yet only about half got that far.

Editorial: Better matric marks start in grade R

The national and provincial education departments to focus all their energies on assisting pupils in the crucial foundation phase.

Education system must be overhauled to prepare matriculants

Progressing learners through grade 11 won’t solve education’s plight - improved leadership, teaching ability and accountability are also crucial.

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".

Excellence thrives in rural isolation

Hidden away in Limpopo, parents and pupils are queuing up at two schools - and for good reason.

Matric pass rate may be deceiving

There are other factors to consider before we celebrate the 'improved' quality of our schooling.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it