WATCH: Class of 2017 achieves a 75.1% pass rate

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thurday evening the overall results of the class of 2017 together with the results of top achieving students in the country. Watch

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Motshekga applauds Class of 2017

2018-01-04 22:14

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has applauded the Class of 2017, after and increase in the overall pass rate - both with and without progressed learners.

Draft Education Bill attempts to 'fix what is not broken' – WCED

2017-11-15 19:39

While Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has labelled criticism of the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill "apartheid nostalgia", the Western Cape Education Department has raised serious concerns over a bill it says aims to "fix what is not broken".

Catch-up plan for Vuwani students if shutdown ends

2017-09-15 20:55

The basic education department hopes that it will be able to implement a catch-up plan that will help 1 600 matriculants affected by a shutdown in Vuwani, Limpopo, as final examinations loom.

All systems go for Matric final exams

2017-09-15 19:42

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said that all storage points for matric papers have been put to the test as almost 800 000 matriculants gear up to write their final exams.

ANCWL slams Angie Motshekga for 'ruling the league from the grave'

2017-08-26 23:00

The ANC Women's League has publicly rebuked its former president Angie Motshekga on Saturday for allegedly organising events under the banner of the league.

National, W Cape education in showdown over alcohol sales at school

2017-07-07 17:26

The basic education department is considering amending national legislation to nullify a Western Cape education department proposal to allow alcohol to be sold on provincial school grounds.

Motshekga "lacks courage" to reign in Sadtu- DA

2017-05-24 23:01

Democratic Alliance MP Gavin Davis has accused basic education minister Angie Motshekga of cowardice in her reticence to act against the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) because of the ANC's succession battle.

Education minister calls on parents to monitor hired school transport

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says parents should take the responsibility of monitoring the transport they hire for their children, in the wake of the Verena tragedy that took the lives of 18 pupils. Watch.

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Mabuza accuses Phosa of seeking political clout

2017-04-02 07:44

Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa has been accused of trying to discredit Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza to regain political influence in the province.


Don't be chained by disabilities, says SA's top special needs learner

2018-01-05 06:43

The top achiever in the special needs learner category, Joshua Chetty, says he hopes special needs learners will stop being chained by their disabilities and learn not to limit themselves.

National matric results pass rate is 75.1%

2018-01-04 18:34

The 2017 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 75.1% with progressed learners, and 76.5% without progressed pupils.

Motshekga must fast track scholar transport grant - learners

2017-10-07 22:00

Pupils from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have protested outside the Department of Education's head office in Pretoria against the lack of proper transport for students.

Corporal punishment on the rise, says Motshekga

2017-09-15 19:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says corporal punishment appears to be on the rise in schools, despite it being against the law for more than two decades.

Don’t use our banner to support Ramaphosa – ANCWL in KZN

2017-09-05 14:24

The ANC Women's League in KwaZulu-Natal says it will call for Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to be disciplined if she continues to use the league's name to support Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Mamoepa was concerned about challenges facing ANC - Pandor

2017-07-27 19:21

Government communicator and struggle veteran Ronnie Mamoepa was aware and concerned about the challenges the ANC and government are currently facing, urging action be taken, said minister of science and technology Naledi Pandor.

DA to ask Public Protector about education 'Jobs for Cash'

2017-05-25 20:58

The Democratic Alliance is going to ask the Public Protector to investigate the so-called "Jobs for Cash" scandal, since it believes basic education minister Angie Motshekga will not act against Sadtu.

National Assessments to be replaced - Motshekga

2017-05-24 15:36

The controversial Annual National Assessments are on their way out and will be replaced by the National Integrated Assessment Framework, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced.

Time heals, Motshekga tells families of horror taxi crash victims

2017-05-04 14:52

"Please take comfort in knowing that time heals," Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has told families at the memorial for the 18 pupils and two adults who lost their lives in a minibus crash.

Big drop in 2016 school pregnancies - Motshekga

2017-03-23 17:03

Thousands of primary and high school pupils fewer became pregnant in 2016, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has said in response to a parliamentary question.

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