Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
It wasn't only the efforts of pupils that raised the matric pass rate at Moqhaka High School by 40%, but also the extra efforts of their parents, says the school's proud principal.
Quality education should not become something that can only be enjoyed by those who have money, writes Mcebo Dlamini.
Entering the South African correctional facility as a teenager, a young KwaZulu-Natal boy thought that all hope was lost.
Of the 94 870 pupils who sat for their National Senior Certificate in Gauteng, 83 406 passed, the province's education department has announced.
The Cape Flats suburb of Delft has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the country, but matric pupils at one high school have risen above their circumstances to record an impressive 31.1% increase in their 2018 pass rate.
Six matriculants from Maritzburg College scored seven As each.
Despite being one of three children surviving on her grandmother’s pension, Amahle Ndlovu was able to obtain distinctions in all her seven subjects.
The African National Congress welcomes the 2018 matric results released by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga
Both the EFF and the DA say there is little to celebrate about this year's matric results when there are pupils who entered Grade 1 but didn't make it to Grade 12.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the Matric Class of 2018 for keeping the National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate above 70%.
The sluggish pace of learning and teaching at Limpopo's Senwane Secondary School, which achieved a 0% pass rate in the 2018 matric exams, has been given as the reason for the school's performance.
Danica Meiring says seeing her studies as a "full-time job" helped her to succeed.
One proud mom couldn't hold back her elation when she found out her son had obtained the first bachelors pass in her family.
Limpopo may have improved its matric results in 2018, but this did not stop criticism from opposition political parties about it finishing last among the country's nine provinces.
The Gauteng legislature has congratulated the province's class of 2018 for securing top spot in the country, with an 87.9% pass rate.
The matric class of 2018 proved to be a vintage year, with the national pass rate nudging 80%, and KwaZulu-Natal’s passes improving to 76,2% — a 3,3 percentage point increase on 2017.
Local teenager Nqobile Nzimande felt “honoured” to be invited by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to the Top Achievers Awards in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Thursday evening.
The North West may not have come out tops in the battle for the best performing province when it comes to overall matric results, but it can boast having the smartest Mathematics and Science pupil of them all.
A pupil from the North West is South Africa's top performer in both Mathematics and Physical Science.
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