Matric camp mooted for Kuruman pupils

2014-08-28 09:00

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is considering opening a camp for nearly 500 matriculants from Kuruman after a lengthy protest over a road closed schools.

Fathers must pay maintenance - Zuma

2014-08-09 17:07

President Jacob Zuma has received applause and cheers when he called on fathers to pay their maintenance on time at the Women's Day celebrations at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

Task team urges matric shake up

2014-08-03 08:31

The recommendations of a ministerial task team on the way matrics are taught and tested could set in motion a major shakeup of our education system, the Sunday Times reports.

ANCWL mourns its deputy president

2014-07-09 08:44

The deputy president of the ANC Women's League, Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi has died.

Motshekga launches Nigeria kidnap petition

2014-05-18 22:10

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga has reportedly launched a petition calling for the release of school girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

Zuma taken aback by Sadtu racketeering

2014-05-04 11:00

City Press reports that President Jacob Zuma has approved the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Sadtu job promotion racketeering.

Satanism cases in township schools

2014-03-23 20:54

At least 2% of Satanism-related cases have been reported in township schools in South Africa, the SA Democratic Teachers Union says.

Basic education DG acquitted

2014-02-18 19:44

Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan has been found not guilty of wrongdoing, department spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi says.

SA's school calendar set for shake-up

2014-01-28 14:46

South Africa's school calendar may change to limit disruptions caused by public holidays.

Opening of Mandela school a proud moment - Zuma

2014-01-17 17:07

President Jacob Zuma said opening the first high school dedicated to former president Nelson Mandela in Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, is a proud and emotional moment.

Back to school for SA pupils

2014-01-15 07:19

As millions of pupils head to school for the first day of the 2014 academic year, a number of government officials will visit schools across the country to assess their state of readiness.

47% quit school at Grade 10

2014-01-10 14:56

Almost half of the pupils who should have written matric last year had dropped out of the system at the end of Grade 10, an investigation has found.

Class of 2013 did well - Sadtu

2014-01-07 08:33

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate, praising the dedication and hard work of both pupils and teachers.

Motshekga closes book on OBE

2014-01-06 21:13

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says Outcomes-Based Education will become a thing of the past.

Matric results ready - dept

2014-01-04 14:03

The 2013 matric examination results are ready to be released, the basic education department says.

ANC welcomes assessment results

2013-12-05 16:36

The Annual National Assessments results have shown some promise, but there is room for improvement, the ANC says.

Minister: No major matric exam problems

2013-11-22 11:57

The matric exams are progressing without any major incidents, despite minor problems such as pupils falling sick and an earth tremor, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Case against Motshekga scrapped

2013-10-22 19:40

An Eastern Cape Grade 11 pupil's case against Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga about the condition of her school has been struck off the roll.

Teachers call for armed guards

2013-10-20 11:35

The National Teachers’ Union has called on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to deploy armed guards to schools.

Language important for learning - Motshekga

2013-10-15 22:37

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says children are likely to achieve higher levels of literacy when using a home language in schools.

No woman president for ANC yet

2013-10-08 08:49

The ANC Women's League says it expects that a woman will lead the ANC and the country in time, but that it would be a "futile battle" to push for that right now.

Assaulted Joburg teacher forgives pupils

2013-10-02 13:01

A Johannesburg teacher who was filmed being assaulted by one of his pupils says he has forgiven all the youngsters involved.

Motshekga: Pupil's attack on teacher outrageous

2013-09-20 16:16

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is outraged over a Grade 8 pupil's attack on a teacher at Glenvista High School.

Matric marker tests deferred

2013-08-27 20:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that not all those marking this year's matric exam papers would have done a test to demonstrate their competence.

Zuma: Ngcobo to probe public sector pay

2013-08-26 17:11

Former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo will head up the Presidential Remuneration Commission on pay in the public sector, says President Jacob Zuma.


Education ready to jump - Motshekga

2014-08-22 16:47

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says struggling schools across South Africa will benefit from the National Education Collaboration Trust initiative.

Motshekga mulls matric recommendations

2014-08-03 14:22

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will take into consideration recommendations made about the current matric pass mark, her department says.

267 teachers fired over past two years - Motshekga

2014-07-31 22:47

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says a total of 267 public school teachers have been fired over the past two-and-a-half years.

SA has worst maths, science education in world

2014-06-02 16:02

The quality of South Africa's maths and science education places it last out of 148 countries, according to a World Economic Forum report.

Motshekga, unions discuss jobs racket

2014-05-18 16:39

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has met unions to discuss an alleged racket in the appointment of school jobs.

Motshekga prays for peaceful election

2014-04-24 13:04

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga wants South Africans to join her in praying for a peaceful general election on 7 May.

Cosas welcomes Soobrayan ruling

2014-02-20 12:27

Students group Cosas has welcomed the disciplinary hearing ruling that basic education department director general Bobby Soobrayan is not guilty of wrongdoing.

Public comment sought on school calendar

2014-01-28 16:57

South Africans have until the end of February to comment on the proposed amendments to the national policy for determining school calendars for public schools.

18 Limpopo schools to get flush loos

2014-01-24 22:38

Eighteen flushing toilets will be installed at a primary school in Chebeng village, Polokwane, where a pupil has died in a pit toilet.

All systems go for 2014 school year

2014-01-15 09:15

As millions of pupils head to school, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says textbooks have been delivered and it's all systems go for the 2014 academic year.

ANC wants 14-year schooling period

2014-01-13 08:38

The ANC has proposed extending the schooling period to 14 years instead of 12, it has been reported.

Get your matric results online

2014-01-07 11:00

The 2013 matric results are available online. Here's where to find them.

ANC 'pleased' with matric results

2014-01-07 07:14

The African National Congress has welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate announced by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Free State matrics top of the class

2014-01-06 19:08

Free State matrics scored the highest pass rate for 2013, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced.

Umalusi approves exam results

2013-12-30 16:09

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2013 national matric results, CEO Mafu Rakometsi says.

Grade 9 a weak link, says Motshekga

2013-12-05 10:37

The annual national assessment has shown that Grade 9 is the weak link in the education system, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Home straight for Class of 2013

2013-10-27 22:20

The final exams are set to begin for the country's 707 136 matrics, with a guarantee from monitoring body Umalusi that all necessary security measures are in place.

Parents should teach kids respect - minister

2013-10-21 13:35

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says parents play a vital role in helping prevent violence at schools and ensuring discipline.

SA's education improving, says Motshekga

2013-10-16 16:01

The results of the last national exams show the country’s education system is improving following the revision of the curriculum, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Over 14 000 teachers quit education department

2013-10-10 22:27

Minister Angie Motshekga says more than 14 000 teachers have left the employ of the department of basic education in the 2012/13 financial year.

Women's rights must be protected - ANCWL

2013-10-07 16:01

The ANC Women's League is calling for a party election manifesto with more women-orientated pillars, president Angie Motshekga says.

Matric maths - deadline looms for comments

2013-09-29 22:37

The education department wants more public comments on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's plans to possibly raise the 30% pass mark for matric maths.

7 million pupils to be part of ANA

2013-09-09 15:40

More than seven million school pupils is set to participate in the basic education department's annual national assessments .

Remuneration body gazetted - Zuma

2013-08-26 22:02

President Jacob Zuma says the terms of reference of the Presidential Remuneration Commission on pay in the public sector have been finalised and gazetted.

Men dominate principal posts - Motshekga

2013-08-23 22:20

Men continue to dominate school principal positions despite an "overwhelming" number of women in the education sector, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

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