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Matrics will write exams in November

The department of basic education has announced that the class of 2020 will sit for its final examinations later than usual.

DBE: 95% of schools to open on June 8

After a week’s delay, the basic education minister said the majority of schools are ready to open, but added that ‘the golden rule is, there will be no school that will resume, if not ready to do so’

Safety at schools: ‘Keep your distance and your pen’

The department of basic education has developed guidelines to assist schools with minimising the spread of the coronavirus

Schools to reopen on June 1 — Motshekga

Education minister says schools will reopen for Grades 7 and 12 on June 1, and she cannot guarantee that “no one will die”

World Bank report on Covid-19’s effect on education is disappointing

Especially in a country like South Africa with its huge inequalities, a digital divide and teacher unions

‘Saving lives is most important than saving academic year’, say education ministers

Safety comes first, with a tentative June 1 deadline for grades seven and 12 to return to school

Department of basic education proposes May 6 as a tentative return date for matrics

The basic education department is adopting a ‘phased-in’ approach to reopening schools, with some schools possibly starting up as early as next week

Plan in place to recover ‘lost’ school days

Autumn matric camps cancelled as the actions of some provinces accused of being ‘tantamount to treason’ for wanting to keep them open

St Mary’s instils a love for learning

"Our school is very much about women. It’s a place for women, that advocates for women."

The grim reality of education: The poor get poorer schooling

Attention has been given to democratic South Africa’s first matric pass rate of more than 80%, but the reality is that schools with a 0% pass rate still exist

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

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The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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