Mabuza accuses Phosa of seeking political clout

2017-04-02 07:44

Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa has been accused of trying to discredit Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza to regain political influence in the province.

'Don't follow losers' - Ramaphosa to school kids

2017-01-11 12:33

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has advised learners starting the 2017 school year to emulate the behaviour of their clever counterparts.

The real matric marks

2017-01-08 07:00

The matric pass rate may have gone up, but any celebration about this year’s matric results could well be premature.

Motshekga defends 20% maths 'advancement mark'

2017-01-05 19:16

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has defended the department’s decision to allow struggling pupils who get at least 20% for Mathematics to progress to the next grade.

SA spends higher proportion of budget on education than US, UK

2017-01-05 14:56

SA's national school pass rate rose for the first time in three years as the government boosted spending on education and teachers got to grips with a new curriculum.

Motshekga to release matric results

2017-01-04 07:44

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to release the National Senior Certificate exam results for 2016.

The ANC's 'crime against humanity'

2016-12-13 08:23

The ANC government has failed the youth of South Africa in a spectacular fashion and they can no longer blame apartheid for it, writes Max du Preez.

ECape school's ceiling fell on class during lesson

2016-12-01 12:39

Eastern Cape pupils and teachers want Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to keep her word and get rid of mud schools, pit toilets, and collapsing ceilings.

Motshekga to sue Vytjie Mentor for defamation

2016-11-24 18:05

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has instructed her legal team to sue Vytjie Mentor for defamation following a Facebook post alleging that her department had lost R42bn in one financial year.

SA universities are not pre-schools - Angie Motshekga

2016-11-14 12:27

There is a mismatch between the education landscape and the occupational needs in the economy, says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.


Big drop in 2016 school pregnancies - Motshekga

2017-03-23 17:03

Thousands of primary and high school pupils fewer became pregnant in 2016, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said in response to a parliamentary question.

SA’s Matric results: Pretty mucky water lurks beneath a celebratory surface

2017-01-09 09:53

Education is back in the national spotlight after the release of the annual Matric results. A Wits professor explains why it is critical to look past the bald numbers.

Gauteng the 'elephant' that stood tall - Motshekga

2017-01-05 20:29

Despite its small size geographically, Gauteng’s matric results have ensured that it stands tall among bigger provinces with similar numbers of pupils, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Matric pass rate should be at 100% - Wits professor

Wits professor Marissa Rollnick says a matric pass rate of 100% is achievable.

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Progressing failed learners has borne fruit - Motshekga

2017-01-04 19:17

The Department of Basic Education's policy to promote more than 100 000 learners has borne fruit, Minister Angie Motshekga has said at the announcement of the matric 2016 results.

Maths pass rate misunderstood

2016-12-18 06:17

Department of basic education has only reduced the pass rate to 20% for pupils who won’t continue to study the subject, writes Mary Metcalfe.

More to do basic education, but we are on course

2016-12-02 10:37

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga writes that they have beefed up capacity in the department and the provinces to accelerate the pace of delivery.

SA pupils among lowest 5 in the world in maths, science

2016-11-29 17:43

South Africa’s Grade 5 and 9 pupils continue to lag behind in mathematics and science when compared to their international counterparts, according to a study.

Funding for school infrastructure could cost R98bn

2016-11-14 19:06

Uplifting the infrastructure of schools will cost R98bn, according to estimates by the Department of Basic Education made as far back as 2013.

Umalusi to brief media on matric exams

2016-10-06 06:03

Monitoring body Umalusi is expected to brief the media on its readiness for the 2016 matric exams.

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