All set for matric exams - Motshekga

2015-09-18 12:53

Everything is on track for the National Senior Certificate exams which are expected to start in 37 days’ time, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

It’s time to get studying

2015-09-09 11:26

For thousands of matric students out there, the final countdown to year-end exams has started. Here are some sound study tips to help you keep all that information in your head:

3 000 matric exam cheats given a second chance

2015-08-13 15:39

More than 3 000 matric pupils who were involved in “group copying” last year will rewrite the exams at the end of the year, the basic education department has announced.

Newspapers focus on matric cheats, varsity & Boko Haram

Today's newspaper front pages focus on the consequences of matric cheating, the lack of university spaces and Nigeria in the aftermath of the devastating Boko Haram attack that killed over 2000 people. Watch.

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Robber, rapist top prison matrics

2015-01-07 21:16

A convicted robber serving a three-year jail term and a rapist serving an eight-year sentence are the top performers among inmates writing the 2014 matric exams.

2014 matrics received a better education than previous years - expert

The matric class of 2014 were assessed according to the Caps (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements). Since 1994, South African learners have followed four different curriculum. Education expert Peter Kriel says, thanks to Caps, the class of 2014 received a better standard of education than previous years. Watch.

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Beat the cheat!

2015-01-07 09:15

Tips for kids (and their parents) on avoiding resorting to cheating in exams.

HEADLINES: matric investigations, Zuma & petrol price

A parliamentary committee with investigate cases of matric cheating, Zuma rallies for the ANC to take back the Western Cape and the petrol price will drop R1.27 a litre today. Watch.

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Brains better than qualifications - Motsoeneng

2015-01-07 08:45

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng reportedly says getting a "piece of paper" when you complete matric is not enough, as you also need a brain.

Student excels after Jansen offers her a bursary

2015-01-06 16:06

UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen is beaming with pride after a poverty-stricken 2013 matric pupil he offered a bursary to excelled in her first year of university.

Here's a matriculant's checklist for applying to university

Many matriculants are now at the point in their lives where they need to make a decision about their tertiary studies.

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Matric: the hardest M of all

2015-09-07 14:14

There are many trying Ms in the life of a woman. Menstruation. Men (if you go that route). Marriage. Motherhood. Maternity wear. Menopause. But the hardest of them all is Matric.

Foods for studying students

2015-03-05 11:57

Matrics face many challenges during their final exams but a balanced diet is one way to make sure they perform at their best.

Teachers blamed for matric cheating

2015-01-11 11:17

The school that has emerged as the biggest culprit in the matric exam cheating scandal is Mpikayizekanye Secondary School in KwaMbono, near Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal.

Prison matric pass rate up 10%

2015-01-07 14:24

The matric pass rate in the country's prisons increased by more than 10% in 2014, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

It's never too late for adults to complete matric - here's how

In 2012, at 60-years-old, renowned musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse returned to classes to complete his matric qualifications. It's never too late for adults to complete matric, says Peter Kriel from the Independent Institute of Education. Here's how. Watch.

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Newspapers continue their matric results coverage

As Parliament's education committe launches investigations into cheating at some matric examination centres around the country, newspapers continue their coverage of the matric results. Watch.

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Free State matric pass rate actually 39% - DA

2015-01-07 08:45

The DA in the Free State says the province’s matric pass rate was actually 39%, and not 82.8% as announced by the education department, if the number of dropouts are factored in.

ANC in EC wants swift cheating probe

2015-01-06 19:04

The Eastern Cape ANC has called for a speedy probe into cheating during the 2014 matric exams.

Matric: Eastern Cape remains worst province

2015-01-06 14:39

Despite a slight improvement in the Eastern Cape's 2014 matric pass rate, it remains the worst performing province, with three schools recording a zero percent pass.

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