Breaking the cycle of underdevelopment and poverty

2017-01-25 10:27

finweek journalist Jana Jacobs speaks to Dr Reaan Immelman, General Manager: Education & Skills, Absa Citizenship, about how the private sector can help boost education in SA, as well as the importance of improving education for the country’s prosperity.

Results of students implicated in matric leak released

2017-01-18 22:12

The Department of Basic Education says the results of students implicated in the 2016 matric exam leak have been collected by the school.

Basic education dept to appeal court order to release results to alleged matric cheaters

2017-01-15 19:02

The Department of Basic Education is appealing a court order that the Limpopo department release the National Senior Certificate results of 172 pupils implicated in a cheating scandal.

8% matric pass rate - and this year could be worse, warn teachers at Libode school

2017-01-13 05:45

Some Eastern Cape schools do not have enough teachers and there are fears that already low matric pass rates will fall even more because of this.

Stellenbosch University offers matriculants 2nd chance to improve exam results

2017-01-12 19:11

Matriculants who passed their exams, but did not meet Stellenbosch University's entry criteria, now have a chance to improve their marks and reapply.

3 in court over sale of fake matric certificates

2017-01-11 18:14

Three men have appeared in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested for selling fake matriculant certificates, Free State police say.

Struggling spaza shop mom rejoices as daughter bags bursary

2017-01-11 14:03

A star KZN matric pupil who was motivated to keep working hard by her mother's daily struggle to sell sweets and snacks at her spaza shop has been awarded a bursary.

Government seeks to scrap NSFAS means test for social grant beneficiaries

2017-01-10 18:07

The department of social development is seeking to scrap the means test for social grant beneficiaries who qualify for National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Our education system misses the mark

2017-01-10 10:41

The next Elon Musk might be sitting in Mitchells Plain, or Soweto. We will never know if the opportunity to address our education system is never realised.

Varsity-bound identical twins anxious about big split

2017-01-09 12:01

For a pair of inseparable twins from Bloemfontein, who are heading to Stellenbosch University after acing their matric exams last year, moving away from home is going to be an even bigger adjustment than for most first-years.


Alleged Limpopo matric cheaters get their results

2017-01-20 10:16

The matric results of a Limpopo school allegedly involved in the leak of a mathematics paper have been released, the basic education department has said.

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Court orders release of alleged matric cheaters' exam results

2017-01-15 15:04

The Limpopo education department has been ordered to release the National Senior Certificate results of 172 pupils implicated in a cheating scandal.

Philippi's 'bright shining star' is Western Cape's top science achiever

2017-01-12 22:06

Siphelele Xabendlini from Philippi has been named as the highest scoring physical science matriculant in the Western Cape.

Gang violence, poor attendance pull Masiphumelele matrics down

2017-01-12 10:46

Cape Town's Masiphumelele High School has been classified as an under-performing school after its pass rate fell from 70% in 2015 to less than 50% in 2016.

Principal hopeful after school's matric pass rate drops by more than 40%

2017-01-11 15:02

The principal of a Cape Town school where the matric pass rate dropped by more than 40% has vowed to overturn the poor results.

Limpopo's top maths pupil wrote matric exams barefoot

2017-01-10 20:18

A month before sitting down for his matric exams, the soles of Tshililo Ralukukwe's school shoes began to fall to apart - but that didn't stop him from getting three distinctions.

Losing my father helped me realise how poor I really was - social grant recipient with 3 distinctions

2017-01-10 16:11

When Khanyisile Mlangeni's father died during her second term in matric last year, she lost her only source of transport money to get to school.

Matrics who failed 2016 exams get second chance

2017-01-09 18:04

Matric pupils who did not pass the 2016 exams have been urged to try again by rewriting their exams through the Second Chance Matric Support Programme, says the Department of Basic Education.

Measure matric results by Grade 2 and Grade 10 - analyst

2017-01-09 09:04

Fewer than half of the original students in the class of 2016 actually finished and passed their schooling, an education researcher has said.

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