OPINION: Matrics deserve a shot at real achievement

2020-01-09 17:16

After 12 years of grade-school education, which outcomes do average South African school leavers actually attain? Are they educated in line with standards on the African continent, or in line with global benchmarks? The answer is a resounding "no" to both, meaning we need to ditch the obsession with pass-rates, Corrin Varady.

These study bursaries are still on offer for 2020 - but applicants need to hurry up

2020-01-09 06:50

The Swedish and Hungarian governments are also offering study opportunities.

OPINION: Why matric throughput rate is a better indicator of success

2020-01-08 14:32

Equal Education calculates a throughput rate, which considers how many learners who were in Grade 2 in 2009, passed matric in 2019. This year the throughput rate was at 42%, quite a striking difference compared to the 81.3% the Department of Basic Education is presenting, writes Malin Steinsland.

POWER UPDATE: High risk of load shedding on Wednesday evening

2020-01-08 10:47

Eskom terminated stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday at 06:00, but warned there is a high likelihood of load shedding this evening.

As matric results are released, is your teen at increased risk of suicide?

2020-01-07 08:35

Parent24 spoke to Kayla from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to find out more about the impact the exam season and the wait for results can have on the mental health of teenagers.

751 668 candidates to sit for Umalusi-approved NSC examinations

2019-10-10 15:33

More than 700 000 candidates are expected to sit for the National Senior Certificate examinations later in October.

Here are 3 reasons why more women are still far less likely to find jobs, finish matric or have driver's licenses than men in 2019!

2019-08-09 02:26

It’s no secret that this country has gender imbalances in the workplace, a massive challenge that business leaders face.


2018-12-09 11:30

SO YOU have written all your matric exams, but now for you the dreaded wait has started.


2018-11-23 09:00

JUDGING by matrics’ optimism after writing their business studies paper 1 yesterday, Mzansi can look forward to lots of business people getting into the market soon.


These are the least expensive private schools that deliver top results

2020-01-09 14:26

Both schools were also among the top-performing schools in 2018.

Mmusi Maimane: Matrics passed but the DBE failed the exam

2020-01-09 06:00

We must take charge of our destinies and create solutions for our children. We can’t afford to wait for this government to get its act together – if we do, we’ll be waiting forever.

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

Stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday - delayed for Matrics' sake, says Eskom

2020-01-07 18:12

In the statement, Eskom said it would implement stage 2 load shedding from 01:00 to 06:00 on Wednesday morning, to maximise electricity availability during the day.

Wait nearly over for the class of 2019

2020-01-03 11:10

For those who are disappointed with their results, it is not the end of the world. There is absolutely no need to panic or become embarrassed, despondent, depressed or give up on one's vision.

All systems go for 183 inmates as matric exams kick off soon

2019-10-07 20:23

A total of 183 inmates from 13 schools are expected to write their National Senior Certificate examinations, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Math whizz winner at International Maths Olympiad third year in a row

2019-08-07 11:03

Adri Wessels is putting South Africa on the map with his amazing aptitude for mathematics.

More than 1 000 special needs matrics received distinctions in 2018

2019-02-12 21:30

Being "bad" with numbers does not mean you cannot get through school.

Born in SA but not a citizen - matriculant's university hopes 'shattered'

2018-11-27 08:08

Time is running out for Ebenezer Odei to get the funding he needs to be able to attend university in 2019. Odei was born in South Africa in 2000, but does not have permanent residence status.


2018-11-16 11:30

PUPILS from Klwana Combined School in Nq-uthu Rural, KZN told Daily Sun they are confident they have done well in their Zulu paper.

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