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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?

Young people must help design a youth employment plan

A six-point plan will help to drive the president’s youth employment intervention but it is essential that the experiences of young people are prioritised in its design and delivery

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

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

Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the country is moving closer to its goals

Meet some of the top matrics for 2018

Some of the country’s top learners didn’t realise they had done so well

Motshekga: We look to 2018 matriculants to solve problems

The pupils have been tasked to work towards the fourth industrial revolution

​Education and social development departments collaborate

The Isibindi programme helps child-headed families to rise above their circumstances

Malema calls on former matrics to report to academic institutions in 2018

'We must make sure that in 2018 all academically deserving students are admitted freely in SA universities and FET colleges'

Matriculants need moral guidance

Institutions and families must teach values in a decaying society and adverse economic conditions

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.

Of the 18% of matrics registered at universities, half drop out

Senior academic at the University of Johannesburg Dr Andre van Zyl says universities enroll just over a quarter of youth who complete matric.

Weak matric pupils pushed to drop subjects

Pressure is being put on failing matrics to forgo writing to massage the pass rate, say educators.

Our maths mindset doesn’t add up

Schools keep pass rates up by limiting subject choices - sacrificing our poorest pupils' futures, says Martin Prew.

Ditch idea of a secure job and get to work

The unemployment rate in South Africa is at crisis level and it should be declared a state of emergency, writes Ronald Bownes.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Transport Month

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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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