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.

Fewer matrics taking, passing maths

While the overall pass rate for matriculants had increased, the number of students who sat the mathematics paper and then passed, dropped in 2010.

‘Pass black matrics’

The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the Sadtu has called on "biased marking" in favour of black matriculants, the <em>Sowetan</em> reported.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.