We'll do whatever we can to 'finish the year - not just matrics, all grades' - Motshekga

2020-03-28 17:55

The Class of 2020 will not go down the drain, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has assured South Africans.

Govt vows school nutrition programme will carry on during national lockdown

2020-03-26 18:16

The Basic Education Department has vowed to work towards ensuring pupils continue benefiting from the school nutrition programme while at home.

OPINION: In tough times, the government should spend more on reducing school dropout rates

2020-03-03 13:59

Reducing school dropout rate would help to maximise the value of young people in building the prospects of our nation, writes Merle Mansfield.

ANALYSIS: Matric results not a good indicator of the health of the education system as a whole

2020-01-08 11:57

If we do not address the problem of low literacy and numeracy skills in the system, especially in the early years, there is a high risk of streaming learners according to the education opportunities the system has afforded them, rather than their academic abilities, writes Equal Education

'Humbling, heartwarming and encouraging': 81.3% matric pass rate takes SA's education system closer to 'desired stability', says Motshekga

2020-01-07 22:09

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the public education system is beginning to reach the desired stability after the matric class of 2019 achieved an improved 81.3% pass rate.

Motshekga announces date for NSC exam results

2019-11-29 17:43

More than 700 000 candidates sat for the end-of-year exams at 7 000 examination centres across the country.

EXPLAINER: Grade 9 certificate is not an exit from school, says education dept

2019-09-27 16:54

The introduction of a General Education Certificate does not mean pupils can leave school after completing Grade 9, the education department says.

Grades R to 3 curriculum for coding, robotics ready to go - Motshekga

2019-07-17 07:49

"We have developed the grade R to 3 coding and robotics curriculum, and the design of the grades 4 to 9 curriculum is at an advanced stage. We will also be piloting this curriculum from January 2020 in grades R to 3 and Grade 7."

We will focus on improving school infrastructure in 2019 - Motshekga

2019-01-09 19:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says one of her department's priorities this year will be improving the infrastructure of high schools.

No conflict of interest in Zille's son's involvement in education project - Angie Motshekga

2018-12-20 13:18

There was no conflict of interest in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille offering assistance to an educational workshop programme involving her son in 2014, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.


Date for the reopening of schools only likely to be finalised after the 21-day lockdown period

2020-03-27 00:43

During the lockdown, the Department of Basic Education is embarking on various alternatives to ensure that learning continues while pupils are at home, especially Grade 12s, who have to prepare for their final examinations.

Motshekga: Comprehensive catch-up plan needed for school closures amid coronavirus threat

2020-03-16 21:16

The Minister says the closure of schools is important to combat the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa.

Deaths of Mpianzi and Seboko: Motshekga calls for end to speculation as she pledges to probe drownings

2020-01-20 20:25

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she will investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of pupils Enoch Mpianzi, 13, and Keamohetswe Seboko, 13.

Matric 2019 results by numbers and provinces

2020-01-08 05:19

The Free State had the highest number of matric pupils who passed their 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations, but it was Gauteng which obtained the highest percentage of pupils who qualified for entry to study for a degree.

FAIL! School pupils, Equal Education hand Angie Motshekga her report card... and it's not glowing

2019-12-03 20:24

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has failed to eradicate pit toilets at schools and comply with the 2016 Norms and Standards deadline for school infrastructure, Equal Education says.

Grade 9 certificate means exiting a phase, not school system - Motshekga

2019-10-16 07:31

The introduction of a General Education Certificate at the end of Grade 9 symbolises that a pupil has finished one phase of schooling, not that they can leave school, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

'No,no, no,' for death penalty, says Angie Motshekga

2019-09-05 21:12

Reinstating the death penalty? No, no, no, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Pupils draft performance contract for Angie Motshekga

2019-06-19 07:22

Pupils from different provinces gathered outside the basic education department, dressing up as Minister Angie Motshekga and her MECs for a "swearing-in" ceremony.

ANC in Western Cape calls for Zille to resign, premier unfazed

2018-12-22 15:44

The ANC in the Western Cape has called on premier Helen Zille to vacate her office or be fired for bringing her office into disrepute and controversy.

ConCourt dismisses basic education dept's bid to appeal #FixTheNorms judgment

2018-11-02 17:24

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Department of Basic Education's application for leave to appeal Equal Education's "infrastructure judgment" in what has become known as the #FixTheNorms case.

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