Gauteng top performing province

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Johannesburg - Gauteng's matrics were the country's top performers in 2014, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday.

The province achieved an 84.7% pass rate, a 2.3% point drop from last year's 87%.

The national pass rate was 75.8%, a 2.4% point drop from last year's 78.2%, Motshekga said in Johannesburg.

The pass rates of five provinces decreased, while the other four had slight improvements.

The worst performing province was the Eastern Cape, with a pass rate of 65.4%, a 0.5% point improvement on last year.

The second worst performer was KwaZulu-Natal, with a pass rate of 69.7%, a decline of 7.7% points from last year's 77.4%.

This was the steepest decline among the provinces.

Limpopo achieved a pass rate of 72.9%, an increase from last year's 71.8%.

The Northern Cape achieved a 76.4% pass, from 74.5% in 2013.

Mpumalanga got 79%, from 77.6% last year.

The Western Cape got an 82.2% pass rate, from 85.1% in 2013.

The Free State had an 82.8% pass rate, from 87.4% in 2013, the country's the second highest decline.

The North West achieved the second-highest pass rate, with 84.6%, down from 87.2% in 2013.

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