National Department Of Basic Education

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

Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness

It’s all systems go for the matric 2019 final examinations, save for a shortage in Afrikaans markers

The standards that matter

Children are unlikely to excel in schools that are falling to pieces.

Holding government to account

Court action to enforce minimum norms for school buildings comes not a moment too soon.

Crisis at schools goes unreported

No national statistics exist for corporal punishment in South African schools and although it is illegal, it is still commonly applied.

Anger tears Pretoria East school apart

Parents claim child abuse and financial mismanagement is rife at Glenstantia Primary School but expert says teachers often lack support.

Matric pass rate may be deceiving

There are other factors to consider before we celebrate the 'improved' quality of our schooling.

Pupils with disabilities ‘ignored’

The National Development Plan renders people with disabilities, at least 6% of South Africans, invisible.

Sadtu backs down from strike but goes to court

Eastern Cape matrics are safe from a teachers' strike for now but tensions remain high as Sadtu takes the department of education to court.

Teachers on warpath in E Cape as strike talk escalates

About 53 000 Eastern Cape teachers have moved closer to striking as their union talks tough, setting Friday as the deadline for government to respond.

Together step by step

Rebuilding education will have to be incremental and all will have to help.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs