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Motshekga delivers education plans in pre-budget vote media briefing

Minister says key focus will be on teaching children in early grades to read and do maths

Home education is a viable alternative

The method is a viable alternative for parents who struggle to get children placed in schools, where high demand has led to limited spaces.

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

Private schools not above the law

The Constitution rules against discrimination and for the protection of children at all schools

Matric marks adjusted only if necessary

Standardisation eliminates discrepancies that have nothing to do with pupils’ abilities.

Part-time students, full-time cheats: How information blackout damns matrics

Suspicion about cheating has been widespread, particularly among ­part-time pupils, but little appears to have been done to deal with it.

Matric pass-rate drop disappointing but understandable

The new curriculum has presented serious challenges, but experts are confident that a good base has been formed and the pass rate will rise.

Matric exams: Umalusi finds ‘group copying’

Monitoring body Umalusi says it is concerned about the discovery of group copying in matric examinations in two provinces in the country.

Matric markers’ quality satisfactory without competency tests

As the 2014 matric examinations approach, education quality council Umalusi has said it is 'satisfied' with the quality of exam paper markers.

Umalusi apologises for matric rape question

Umalusi has apologised for the question relating to baby rape in the dramatic arts matric examination, saying it was in poor taste.

Umalusi gives 2013 matric results the green light

Umalusi says it has successfully delivered on its mandate as a quality council and has approved the release of the national matric results.

Matrics offended by rape question ‘unprepared’, says Umalusi

Drama pupils offended by a question relating to baby rape in a matric exam paper were unprepared, say examination authorities.

Matric watchdog worried about exams in Limpopo, E Cape

Umalusi says it is concerned about the running of matric exams in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, where departments are under administration.

Leaks and delayed results mar FET sector

The leaking of exam papers is a perennial problem in the FET sector, causing severe financial and academic problems.

IEB matric results show slight improvement

Independent Examination Board (IEB) examination results announced on Friday were a slight improvement on last year's, it has been reported.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

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

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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