National Senior Certificate

Data-driven education SA’s success story

Its use ensures timeous targeted interventions to assist decision-makers, teachers and pupils

Pass rate says little about schooling

The metric is poorly understood and is an inadequate standard by which to rate our education system

No matter what, a matric remains within reach

Even if you have failed, don’t lose hope. You can take steps to improve your situation

We do have solutions for SA’s reading crisis

Several excellent projects could be expanded immediately — for a meagre R500-million a year

Single matric exam a step closer

The department believes it will promote equality but others say it’d be wiser to improve public schooling

Primacy of exam results stunts pupils’ development

The education system focuses doggedly on the National Senior Certificate and the outcome of these exams, to the detriment of students.

New matric: a sure way to fail ejected pupils

The basic education department proposes to reinstate an outdated qualification that is useless to pupils.

Matric pass rate highest yet at 78.2%

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced matrics achieved a pass rate of 78.2%, with the Free State getting the top marks of 87.4%.

Learners set up for failure

Let's place the truth about the 2010 matric results on the table.

Class of 2010 in limbo

More than 20% of learners who heard last week that they had passed the matric exams could be left in limbo in the 2011 academic year.

Pride — but no prejudice

SA's quality watchdog, Umalusi, explains what it did with the 2010 matric marks.

Slight increase in matric pass rate

More than 98% of candidates passed this year's National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board.

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South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

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Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it