Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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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.
The Department of Basic Education says the results of students implicated in the 2016 matric exam leak have been collected by the school.
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.
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.
Matriculants who passed their exams, but did not meet Stellenbosch University's entry criteria, now have a chance to improve their marks and reapply.
Three men have appeared in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested for selling fake matriculant certificates, Free State police say.
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.
The department of social development is seeking to scrap the means test for social grant beneficiaries who qualify for National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
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.
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.
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.
The Limpopo education department has been ordered to release the National Senior Certificate results of 172 pupils implicated in a cheating scandal.
Siphelele Xabendlini from Philippi has been named as the highest scoring physical science matriculant in the Western Cape.
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.
The principal of a Cape Town school where the matric pass rate dropped by more than 40% has vowed to overturn the poor results.
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.
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.
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.
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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