FEEL GOOD | He studied for matric in a one-room shack shared with four others - and got 7 distinctions

2020-01-30 06:14

Siyamthanda Mtyeku studied for matric in the one-roomed shack he shares with four other people in Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town - and passed with seven distinctions.

Murder, gangsterism and tragedy: Meet the matriculants who just kept going

2020-01-17 06:00

Ridah Khan stands on the green lawns of the Western Cape premier's residence with photographers surrounding him, but less than two months ago the Atlantis matriculant had to write exams under police guard.

These 104 schools have achieved a 100% pass rate since 2015

2020-01-10 08:29

See which South African schools have consecutively received a 100% pass rate from 2015 to 2019.

Unlocking their future: Prison matrics achieve 82.6% pass rate

2020-01-09 22:44

Of the 161 inmates who sat for matric exams in South Africa's correctional facilities,133 passed, with some getting distinctions, Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has announced.

FEEL GOOD | Losing sight doesn't stop Limpopo boy from cracking Class of 2019 top 30 list

2020-01-09 07:33

Limpopo matriculant Tiyani Mbendzani lost his sight in Grade 5, but that didn't stop him being among the country's top 30 achievers.

'I went all out and I made it' – KZN's top inmate matriculant reflects on second chance

2020-01-09 06:23

KwaZulu-Natal's top-performing inmate has called on young people to refrain from drugs and negative influences, saying education has given him a second chance at life.

Ageing teachers and dire financial constraints: Challenges facing worst-performing province in 2019 matric results

2020-01-08 22:39

Limpopo faces yet another challenge in the education sector because of its ageing teacher population, which may lead to the non-availability of educators in the province, MEC Polly Boshielo says.

WATCH | Joburg’s matric class of 2019 excited for the future

2020-01-08 21:40

The matric class of 2019 prevailed against the challenging National Senior Certificate exam papers, achieving an overall 81.3% pass rate - a 3% increase from 2018. Gauteng pupils led the pack with the most bachelor’s passes at 44.5%.

2 Soweto schools excel in 2019, despite pupils' challenges at home

2020-01-08 20:45

Against the odds, two Soweto schools attended by pupils from poor backgrounds, child-headed households and single-parent homes, have achieved matric pass rates of 97 and 96 per cent.

DA, EFF dispute 2019 matric pass rate, say 'real' number is much lower

2020-01-08 16:19

The DA and the EFF are disputing the 2019 matric pass rate saying that the rate is lower than the 81.3% which Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced.


WATCH | Twins get each other through matric after surviving being shot by their mother

2020-01-17 12:43

Yusuf and Yaqoop Arrison have been awarded the Ministerial Award at the annual national matric award ceremony hosted at the Western Cape premier's residence in Cape Town.

'We felt humbled'- Limpopo premier pledges to fix dilapidated school for the blind

2020-01-16 09:22

The Rivoni School for the Blind in Elim, Limpopo, is fast becoming an institution in high demand for its matric results but a visit to the school humbles one's heart, given the infrastructure and conditions pupils have to endure.

Mystery solved over school's 'incomplete' matric results

2020-01-10 05:39

To their horror, 25 Laingsburg High School pupils in the Western Cape find out their history marks are missing and their matric results incomplete.

Midlands: home of highflyers

2020-01-09 17:20

A packed hall broke into applause when local pupil Bhekamandaba Makhonza was awarded for coming second in the province in matric.

Soccer kept me away from substance abuse - Mamelodi matriculant

2020-01-09 07:33

Thabo Maoko from Mamelodi says soccer has been a good distraction, keeping him away from substance abuse if he was not busy with his school work.

Soweto school prides itself on 90% pass rate

2020-01-09 05:42

Despite a 2% decline on its 2018 matric pass rate, Bhukulani High School remains one of the schools in demand in Soweto.

Long commute pays off for some of Cape Town's ecstatic matrics

2020-01-08 22:18

Matriculants at Trafalgar High, Cape Town's first non-mission school for coloured and black children, overcome many challenges.

WATCH | Cape Town pupil defies the odds, passing matric despite being homeless

2020-01-08 20:48

An overwhelmed matriculant Ammaarah Creighton collects her results from Trafalgar High School in Cape Town on Wednesday after overcoming homelessness

WATCH | Flowers, hugs and a hero's welcome for SA's top matric pupil at Paarl Gimnasium

2020-01-08 19:40

Despite flight delays back to Cape Town and tiredness from an awards evening the night before, the top matric pupil in the country, Madelein Dippenaar, was all smiles as she was welcomed at her old school Paarl Gimnasium.

Curro pupil at centre of 'satanic art' debacle aces his matric

2020-01-08 13:29

The high school pupil whose artwork caused a social media uproar last year after it was labelled "evil" and "satanic" has passed matric with flying colours.

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