Through the looking glass: matric results 2017

2018-01-11 12:03

There is no way to spin the issue. An honest glare in the mirror is needed lest we fail more young people, writes Zohra Dawood.

Gauteng education committee calls for fewer disruptions in 2018

2018-01-08 13:35

The chairperson of Gauteng's portfolio committee on education has urged parents to not disrupt schools in 2018, saying last year's countrywide academic disruptions might have contributed to the province's failure to increase its pass rate.


2018-01-08 12:30

KZN is advertising limited bursaries for matrics who want to study teaching.

Grand prize for Bushbuckridge's top learner

2018-01-07 20:21

Hard work and dedication has paid off for Thalentha Ngoveni, who was gifted with a red Toyota Yaris as a reward for earning seven distinctions in his matric examination.

Achieving against all odds

2018-01-07 06:03

Despite being one of eight children surviving on his mother’s disability grant, Lebogang Mnisi’s Grade 12 results came back this week with five distinctions.

KZN Education MEC satisfied with 72.87% matric pass rate

2018-01-05 21:35

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education Mthandeni Dlungwana says he is satisfied with the performance of the province's Class of 2017.

Limpopo premier says matric pass rate increase is worthy of celebration

2018-01-05 18:20

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha says the increase in the matric pass rate shows that it is slowly recovering from its financial woes.

Western Cape matric pass rate down but not out of 80% zone

2018-01-05 16:42

Although the Western Cape matric pass rate has decreased, the province is still in the 80% arena; the province scored the highest mathematics pass rate in the country and the second highest for physical sciences.

Gauteng has a maturing, stable and improving provincial education system - MEC Lesufi

2018-01-05 14:11

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has congratulated committed educators in the province for ensuring a 85.1% pass rate for the nearly 100 000 full-time learners who wrote the National Senior Certificate examinations.

Real matric pass rate is 37.3 %, says DA

2018-01-05 12:14

The real matric pass rate is closer to 40%, if the number of Grade 10s from 2015 who later became dropouts, is taken into account, the Democratic Alliance says.


Only one in four matrics likely to find a job quickly - economist

2018-01-09 13:29

Members of the matric class of 2017 who will not be studying further will struggle to find a job quickly, says an economist.


2018-01-08 13:30

LIMPOPO again stumbled to the second from last position in the matric exam ranking, with only 65,6% of matrics managing to pass.


2018-01-08 11:30

THE names of Mpumalanga’s top 10 matric achievers – led by 16-year-old Thalentha Ngobeni – were announced by Education MEC Reginah Mhaule on Friday.

Despite illness, learner comes out tops

2018-01-07 06:03

Mphoentle Piliso has defied the odds. Despite growing up without parents and being diagnosed with asthma, she has become one of the top learners in the country.

Teachers, parents and unions the real winners

2018-01-07 00:00

Deep-rooted teamwork by passionate stakeholders helped the Free State to become the province with the top matric results.

Top KZN maths pupil walked 30 minutes home from night classes

2018-01-05 21:33

Despite sometimes having to walk 30 minutes in the dark on her way home from night classes at her school, Snothile Jacinta Mahlinza, 17, managed to bag six distinctions.

Top-achieving Gauteng matriculants have big plans

2018-01-05 17:22

Whether it's being a physicist, actuary or doctor, Gauteng's top-achieving matriculants of the Class of 2017, have big plans for the future.

Improved 76.7% matric pass rate for prisoners

2018-01-05 15:26

The 2017 matric pass rate in prison has improved by 4.6% compared to the previous year and has hit 76.7%, according to the Department of Correctional Services.

My matric story: 'I didn't get a B pass but I still fulfilled my dreams'

2018-01-05 12:39

'I knew that even though I had three distinctions, I wasn’t going to get into any of the universities I had applied to because I didn't get a B pass.'

'I guess we're going to braai' - 2017's top achieving matriculant

2018-01-05 11:03

Janke van Dyk, the top achieving matriculant in 2017, has said she and her family would probably be having a braai to celebrate her achievement.

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