Matrics: Have fun, be safe!

2017-11-27 15:27

A message from Western Cape ministers Schäfer and Grant encouraging matrics to celebrate responsibly.

Our kids need unconditional love and support during exam time – not added pressure

2017-11-07 14:14

Our kids are understandably stressed out and anxious during exam time. So instead of adding pressure, we should consider exactly why they may need us now more than ever to support and help them through.

Managing exam stress

2017-11-03 12:00

Tips to help you cope with the pressure of writing exams

Beat exam stress with these hilarious #Matric2017 tweets

2017-10-27 15:33

Exam stress got you in a panic? Shake it off with these hilarious tweets.

A parent’s guide to surviving matric finals

2017-10-25 09:54

The anguish of parenting a matriculant can become all too much, especially with the high stakes of end-of-year exams. Here are 5 ways to deal.

Dear matriculant - study hard, your country needs you

2017-10-24 13:18

To be in matric presents you with the opportunity to inspire and change the communities that you come from, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Well wishes flood in as matriculants begin final exams

2017-10-23 13:43

Well wishes have flooded in for nearly 800 000 matric pupils who have begun their final examinations.

Forget caffeinated drinks, this healthy alternative will improve your child's concentration during exams

2017-10-12 12:20

Large doses of caffeine and energy drinks may seem logical but drinking this commonly known tea can give your child an added brain boost during end-of-year exams.

PRINTABLE: The NSC 2017 exam calendar

2017-08-02 12:45

The dates and times South African matrics will write their final exams in 2017.

Are you stressing about the exams more than your kid is?

2017-06-05 13:16

Mom, dad, do you stress about exams more than your children do? Take these tips to calm down and help your kids during this challenging time.


Matrics miss exams as fighting continues in Mandeni

2017-11-08 20:10

Several matric pupils at Mbuyiselelo High School in Mandeni have missed their final exams, while others have been writing under heavy police guard, due to fighting in surrounding villages.

Pupils affected by taxi strike will be allowed to write exams

2017-11-06 20:23

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged parents to take precaution and prioritise safety during the national taxi strike.

Back off, mom – and 3 other things you need to hear right now as a parent of a matric student

2017-10-27 16:26

With matric exams well under way, here are a few tips on how you can make things a little easier for your anxious teen.


2017-10-27 13:37

Instead of letting his critics get the best of him, the confident Somgaga made up his own language and fans are loving it.

IN MEMES: The 6 stages we all go through when studying for exams

2017-10-24 13:38

We know just how stressful exam time can be and how taxing studying can get. So we thought we'd cheer you up and remind you you're not alone.

Download old matric exam papers here

2017-10-24 11:59

For our EDGE readers: Here's a list of all the matric subject pages, where you can find old NSC matric exam papers dating from 2008.

A few things to consider before cheating on that exam

2017-10-18 14:05

Cheating may seem like the quickest and easiest way to do well on your exams. But have you considered the consequences if you get caught?

KZN hopes for 76,4% matric pass rate this year, says Dlungwane

2017-09-26 13:45

As KwaZulu-Natal’s matriculants start counting the days to their final examinations, the Education Department is hoping for an improvement by at least 10% in the pass rate this year.

Teach your kids to see difficulty this way and they're more likely to succeed

2017-07-27 12:42

Does the key to motivation lie in what is perceived as difficult or easy? Researchers dissect what really matters when it comes to motivation and how this can be taught.

Matriculant with 97% average shares her secrets

2017-01-13 12:03

Christine Vivier from Kuilsrivier has four tips for the class of 2017.

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