Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family

2014-09-15 13:59

Exam time is stressful for the whole family, especially when you're dealing with Matric finals.

Gauteng healthiest province in SA - Mokonyane

2014-02-25 10:27

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Matric pupil kills herself on first day

2014-01-16 13:31

A matric pupil at a Johannesburg school committed suicide on the first day of the 2014 academic year, according to a report.

0% matric pass rate at expensive school

2014-01-12 14:39

It has been revealed that all six matrics at an independent school in Midrand - that charges parents R1 600 a month in fees - failed their exams.

MEC 'unaware of Limpopo school failures'

2014-01-10 11:48

Claims made by Limpopo education MEC Dikeledi Magadzi that no school within her province had received a 0% matric pass are incorrect, a report says.

Almost 400 000 study opportunities for matrics - Nzimande

2014-01-09 16:30

Close to 400 000 study opportunities are available to 2013 matrics at tertiary education institutions, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says.


We speak to Unisa academic Dr Ramodungoane Tabane about recognising post-matric depression in learners who failed their matric exams. Watch.

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Education Expert and economist Nicholas Spaull says grade six urban students outperform the poorest 20% of teachers teaching grade six when it comes to mathematics content. Watch.

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Creecy: Gauteng setting the pace on empowerment

2014-01-08 08:34

Gauteng's matric figures show that the province is setting the pace when it comes to empowerment, education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Education system not bad, says FF+

2014-01-07 22:30

The FF Plus says the education system is not bad, but many factors have a negative effect on its success.

Unequal access still a problem - Agang SA

2014-01-07 20:48

Agang SA says unequal access to decent education along racial lines is one of the most glaring problems with the education system, after 20 years of democracy.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC pleased with matric results

2014-01-07 17:29

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni has described the province's 2013 matric results as "a good story", but says more needed to be done.


Education expert Nicholas Spaull explains why it’s problematic that a growing number of pupils are taking maths literacy instead of core maths

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Quality of SA education 'mediocre'

2014-01-07 14:21

Cope has described the quality of South African school education as mediocre, following the announcement of the 2013 matric pass rate by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Get your matric results online

2014-01-07 11:00

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


Unisa academic Dr Connie Haasbroek sheds some light on how matrics can mentally prepare themselves for higher education.

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Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga speaks about matrics needing just 30% to pass. Watch.

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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.

AfriForum: Resolve education problems

2014-01-07 07:13

Until the problems plaguing the education sector were resolved, celebrating a supposedly increasing matric pass rate remained a "political spin exercise", AfriForum has said.

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 pass rate for 'gateway subjects' up

2014-01-06 20:19

The 2013 matric pass rate has exceeded the basic education department's target by reaching 78.2%, Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Matric pass rate released

2014-01-06 18:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that the class of 2013 received a pass rate of 78.2%.

5 ways to access matric results

2014-01-06 11:41

The South African matric exam results are out today! Find out how to access them.


Business body calls for new matric pass mark

2014-08-05 05:00

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed ministerial recommendations on the matric pass mark, and has urged their speedy implementation.

Gauteng healthier - Mokonyane

2014-02-24 21:25

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Wits closes 2014 applications

2014-01-16 20:30

The University of the Witwatersrand says it will not accept more first-year students because it intends becoming more research intensive.

Western Cape honours top students

2014-01-14 20:08

Scores of Western Cape matriculants have received cash prizes and special awards at a ceremony at Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's Leeuwenhof residence in Cape Town.

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.

Hundreds of matrics still waiting for results

2014-01-10 10:37

About 900 pupils who wrote their matric exams last year - mostly through an independent examiner - are still awaiting their results, according to a report.


We speak to Unisa academic Dr Ramodungoane Tabane about choosing the right qualification after matric. Watch.

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News24 speaks to Asil Motala, a matriculant from Westville Boys High, who obtained eight distinctions and was named South Africa's top matriculant.

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Finding a job after matric

2014-01-08 09:49

Education expert and economist Nicholas Spaull talks about the value of the matric certificate, with regards to matrics seeking employment, as well what the future holds for education in South Africa.

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KZN matric 'group suicide' story a hoax

2014-01-08 09:06

KwaZulu-Natal police have denied reports circulated on social media that five matriculants committed suicide after failing their exams.

Many pupils not part of SA' s 'hope and opportunity'

2014-01-08 05:30

It's sad that many of those who passed matric won't have jobs, especially in a country said to be full of hope and opportunity, says the PAC.

Township schools outperform model C schools

2014-01-07 22:29

For the first time since the dawn of democracy, township schools have outshone model C schools with matric results in Gauteng.

No walk-in applications, universities warn

2014-01-07 19:12

As thousands of matriculants celebrate the release of their results, universities have warned they would not accept walk-in applications.

Gauteng matric results highest in 20 years

2014-01-07 16:16

The Gauteng matric pass rate increased to 87% in 2013, making it the best matric result for the past 20 years.


Matric results in a nutshell

2014-01-07 14:35

Matric results are out and the country is talking statistics. We cut through the clutter and give you the information you need to know. Watch.

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Education expert and University of Stellenbosch economist Nicholas Spaull slammed the matric pass rate during an interview in our studio. Watch.

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Free State matrics congratulated

2014-01-07 10:07

The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools has congratulated the Free State after it scooped the 2013 matric pass rate top spot with 87.4%.


Unisa academic Dr Connie Haasbroek sheds some light on how matrics can mentally prepare themselves for higher education.

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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.

DA: Pass rate not a credible indicator

2014-01-07 07:14

Focusing on the matric pass rate masks crucial indicators such as the number of pupils qualifying for tertiary education, the DA has said.

Solidarity slams school 'culling'

2014-01-06 22:48

While the matric pass rate sounds promising, the number of pupils who get from Grade 1 to matric is of concern, trade union Solidarity has said.

2013 matrics best of born-frees - Zuma

2014-01-06 20:56

The improved matric pass rate makes the 2013 matric class the best since 1994, President Jacob Zuma says.

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.

Boozing matrics warned

2014-01-06 17:16

Matriculants who celebrate their results by drinking and driving will be arrested, Gauteng traffic police says.

Jansen: Schools should set 50% pass rate

2014-01-05 12:12

Government schools should set a 50% pass rate to get South Africa's education system on track, says UFS vice chancellor Jonathan Jansen.

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