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Data-driven education SA’s success story

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

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

NSFAS receives 400 000 new funding applications

The budget is expected to increase next year to R32-billion to fund about 400 920 TVET students and 377 050 university students

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The basic education department proposes to reinstate an outdated qualification that is useless to pupils.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

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.

Curricula failing students, says study

First-year maths and science students perform worse than their predecessors.

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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

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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