Sifiso Skenjana: Why a Grade 9 certificate won't fix SA's massive education problems (and what just might)

2019-10-03 19:24

South Africa's unique needs should be taken into account before solutions are modelled on other countries, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Do you want to study arts and humanities but your family is against it? Read on

2018-08-15 10:58

Yes a career in arts and humanities is a viable option! If that's where your passion drives you, seriously consider it, despite pressure from your family.

The importance of high school mid-year exams

2018-06-04 18:04

No matter what grade your child is in, mid-year exams are very important and can help them practise and evaluate subjects they need to improve on.

What are my child's career options if they don't finish high school?

2016-07-07 16:05

We all know someone whose teenager failed matric or didn't finish school, and feel helpless about their future. Well, there's help! Here's a round-up of great non-academic learning options in South Africa.

GETC covers Grades R to 9 but not a 'real qualification'

2009-09-04 09:13

Are learners who leave school at the end of Grade 9 getting enough education?


Mamphela Ramphele: Not a Grade 9 certificate, but these 5 things will empower our children

2019-10-01 11:00

What society in a modern knowledge driven global community sets 30% and 40% as pass rates for its children and then sends them on their way with a Grade 9 certificate, asks Mamphela Ramphele.

4 questions to help your Grade 9 choose matric subjects

2018-06-05 20:17

Deciding on what subjects will best help them achieve their future goals might be too heavy an approach for your teen. Instead here are four easy questions to get them thinking about their future without freaking them out.

Grade 9 subject selection: how to help guide your child

2017-04-13 08:47

The long and short of what you need to know, so you can help guide your teens through career-determining decisions.

Grade 9's: Don't leave subject choice decisions to the last minute

2016-04-14 11:22

The choices you make in Grade 9 can affect the rest of your life.

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