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.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories