The commission's dignity has been held up by Zondo's personal approach. Even the most reluctant witness couldn't withdraw, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The best prepared learners are those for whom teachers open the world, who teach their students that education is what remains after they have forgotten everything they learned in school, writes Anne Oberholzer.
Alexander Furman, who matriculated from King David High School Linksfield with nine distinctions, says his way of preparing for examinations wouldn’t necessarily work for everyone.
Jonathan Du Rand, Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge’s top IEB matriculant for 2017, bagged himself eight distinctions.
"Don’t follow your dreams, follow your strengths," 18-year-old Chad Himlock – a top performing IEB matriculant at Crawford College Sandton - has advised.
Zidan Cassim, aged 18, has achieved the second highest IEB result at Crawford College Sandton, with a whopping nine distinctions.
The school system needs to shift and allow students to explore other strengths that are not necessarily academic, says Milan Levy from King David High School in Linksfield.
#MatricResults2016 is currently a trending topic on Twitter, with users sharing praise, support and criticism.
The Fees Must Fall movement should be constructive, and not destructive, says matriculant Inessa Rajah, who just banked an impressive seven distinctions.
Passion, hard work, and making the most of your time with the people that are close to you are the ingredients to success, says the top achiever at St David's Marist Inanda, Shane Weisz.
St Mary’s top achiever Sarah Camp – who chalked up an impressive eight distinctions – says that planning was paramount in the lead up to her exams.
Independent Examinations Board (IEB) top achievers are celebrating after learning about their exceptional results.
Getting things done as soon as possible was the secret behind Toni Panzera's success in the recent IEB examinations.
Eighteen-year-old Sachin Naidoo is Crawford College North Coast’s top performing IEB matriculant in 2017, with a whopping nine distinctions.
A Durban matriculant who achieved 11 distinctions in 2017’s IEB examinations says she dreams of being an astronaut
The Independent Examinations Board has reported a 98.76% matric pass rate for 2017.
The head of Crawford College Sandton, which made the move to the Independent Examinations Board system this year, says it is not necessarily better than the National Senior Certificate approach.
Kutlwisiso Setlogelo from Crawford North Coast College said her mother is responsible for the seven distinctions and the 84% average she achieved in the 2016 IEB exams.
After seeing her mother’s struggle with her sister’s speech impediment, top IEB matriculant Jessica Aguiar has said she wanted to help others struggling with the issue.
Exams are so much easier if you make studying all about expanding your personal knowledge, says Nathan Jones, the top achiever at Michael Mount Waldorf School.
Ivan Kahl says he used to stress so much about his schoolwork that even his parents would beg him to take a break, until he learned that balance is the real key to success.
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