Maths improvements: 'Teachers development leads the way'

Wits' University Maths Education Specialist Jacques Du Plessis says there is one common denominator when it comes to schooling system and learners and that is teachers.

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The real matric marks

2017-01-08 07:00

The matric pass rate may have gone up, but any celebration about this year’s matric results could well be premature.

KZN dept defends pass rate

2017-01-06 10:40

Following the release of the 2016 matric results, the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has hit back at those critical of the province’s pass rate.

A night to celebrate

2017-01-06 10:23

Every January, once a year and late at night, many roads lead to Southgate petrol station, where matriculants gather to celebrate their matric results.

My child is not interested in finishing school. What now?

2016-07-07 16:05

We all know someone whose teenager scraped through matric or didn't finish school, and feel helpless about their future. Well, there's help! Here's a round-up of great non-academic learning options in South Africa.

Should my child take a gap year?

2015-11-10 15:22

Why not all GAP years are a waste of time.

Matric: the hardest M of all

2015-09-07 14:14

There are many trying Ms in the life of a woman. Menstruation. Men (if you go that route). Marriage. Motherhood. Maternity wear. Menopause. But the hardest of them all is Matric.

Meet the first Mitchell's Plain school with a 100% matric pass rate

2015-01-13 08:33

Mitchell’s Plain school celebrates ground-breaking achievement.

Robber, rapist top prison matrics

2015-01-07 21:16

A convicted robber serving a three-year jail term and a rapist serving an eight-year sentence are the top performers among inmates writing the 2014 matric exams.

2014 matrics received a better education than previous years - expert

The matric class of 2014 were assessed according to the Caps (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements). Since 1994, South African learners have followed four different curriculum. Education expert Peter Kriel says, thanks to Caps, the class of 2014 received a better standard of education than previous years. Watch.

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Matric results: 'Progressing learners can affect their self-esteem'

In the wake of the 2016 matric results, we spoke to Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer. In this video Debbie explains how borderline pass learners, who are progressed to the next grade, affect the overall pass rate. Watch.

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Matric: How to get it wrong

2017-01-08 00:04

Eastern Cape education authorities are blaming ill-disciplined pupils in two of the country’s worst performing districts.

Umgungundlovu placed 2nd in KZN

2017-01-06 10:35

Umgungundlovu district was announced as the second top district in KZN at the National Senior Certificate results conference held at the Durban ICC on Thursday.

Spotlight: Teen suicide - What to look out for

2016-12-07 09:15

Being able to identify warning signs and knowing what needs to be done could be a matter of life or death.

What are the matric pass requirements?

2016-01-06 09:01

If you're in the dark about what the minimum pass requirements for matric are, here's all you need to know.

Newspapers focus on matric cheats, varsity & Boko Haram

Today's newspaper front pages focus on the consequences of matric cheating, the lack of university spaces and Nigeria in the aftermath of the devastating Boko Haram attack that killed over 2000 people. Watch.

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Via Afrika’s answer to SA’s poor maths results

2015-01-08 16:33

Via Afrika has launched a digital learning initiative to assist in improving South African maths education.

Prison matric pass rate up 10%

2015-01-07 14:24

The matric pass rate in the country's prisons increased by more than 10% in 2014, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says.

It's never too late for adults to complete matric - here's how

In 2012, at 60-years-old, renowned musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse returned to classes to complete his matric qualifications. It's never too late for adults to complete matric, says Peter Kriel from the Independent Institute of Education. Here's how. Watch.

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