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High court puts temporary halt on R500-million tablet tender

State technology agency wins first battle in IT tender war, with court to hear rest of the matter on urgent basis

Catch-2020: Schools at risk, open or closed

Losing an academic year is untenable, but a return to class must be safe and all learners must benefit

Close the education gap by helping employees get their matric

In a changing work environment and poor economic climate, the minimum requirement is a national senior certificate or similar

Educators: Watch your words – they can inspire or deflate

In matric my friends and I got into trouble and were called into the principal’s office...

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?

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

Jail awaits if you fake your matric

Education quality assurer Umalusi has raised a red flag about two websites that sell fake matric certificates, a criminal offence

All systems go as Matric exams kick off

The Department of Basic Education has said it is confident that the examination will run smoothly.

It’s a tough 16/7 slog but ‘Merc C’ matrics are top of the class

A Limpopo school attributes its excellent results to the extra lessons it holds daily from 6pm to 11pm.

The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC

You’ve got to feel for SAs matriculants, particularly if they come from poor families or attended underresourced schools.

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.

Progressed matrics ‘not coping’

Pushing pupils into grade 12 before they are ready causes more headaches than it solves, according to teachers.

Why, as a teacher, I’m suspicious of latest matric results

We need to question the standard that has been set as acceptable for history, as well as the quality of the markers themselves, writes Maryke Bailey.

Matrics give Reserve Bank advice

In a pilot project, six schools were chosen to set the repo rate for the monetary policy committee. Aneesa Fazel reports.

Maths and science pupils ‘set up for disappointment’

The 2010 maths and science matric results rang alarm bells for some educationists.

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