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Class of 2020 produces ‘quality passes’ — Motshekga

The minister of basic education released the 2020 matric results on Monday, announcing that the overall pass rate has declined from 2019

Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam

Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress.

Q&A Sessions: Frank Chikane on the rainbow where colours never meet

Reverend Frank Chikane has just completed six years as the chairperson of the Kagiso Trust. He speaks about corruption, his children’s views and how churches can be mobilised

Are young South Africans set up for failure?

With 7.9-million young South Africans out of work or with very little education or training opportunities, who looks out for their aspirations?

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in the matric exams is dangerous and risks compromising...

Matric pass rate hides failures

Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage

Education MECs welcome matric results

The Eastern Cape had the most-improved performance, and the Free State achieved its top spot in the provincial pecking order

Matric class hits 80% pass mark for the first time

With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results

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

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

Pre-grade R is on the timetable

The National Development Plan wants children to go to school earlier. Will the country’s provinces be ready to meet the start date in 2024?

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