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Curro is delighted that its Matric Class of 2022 recorded an exceptional 98.63% pass rate for the 2022 academic year. This achievement is based on the performance of its 1893 learners who wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) exams last year.

Online schools are not all the same.  Just as the quality of teaching and learning varies immensely across traditional schools there are online schools doing a great job, those that are mediocre and some that are failing. 

The mass shift to online schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately disadvantaged poorer children, who had a much smaller chance of accessing online education compared to children from wealthier households.

Homeschooling in South Africa has undergone tremendous change, with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating trends by months, rather than years.


South Africa will celebrate 28 years of democracy as we recognise Freedom Day on 27 April. Over the last few decades, our country has come a long way. Literacy rates have increased from 82.4% to 95%, according to data from UNESCO. In 1994, 58% of public-school learners in Grade 12 passed matric, while in 2021 that figure was 76.4%.

ADvTECH, South Africa’s leading private education provider, says it supports government’s intentions to create the conditions to regulate and quality assure the establishment and maintenance of online schools in South Africa, and looks forward to working with relevant authorities to ensure measures introduced will lead to an improved and quality educational experience for all online students.

Network provider, MTN has launched a new online school for learners across South Africa. The launch of the online school was announced on Thursday as part of a collaboration between MTN and the Department of Basic Education.

With the final matric exams less than 3 weeks away, over 700 000 full time candidates are counting down the days until they write the biggest exams of their school career. The Department of Basic Education held a media briefing on Friday to unpack its readiness for the final exams.

The Department of Basic Education has extended contracts for teaching assistants. This extension applies to teaching assistants based in the Free State. 

The Western Cape Department of Education has decided to extend applications for the 2022 school year. 

With learners back at school, parents may be worried about paying fees. Applying for a school fee exemption can lighten the financial load. 

At the start of 2021, Curro Holdings, the JSE-listed independent education provider, launched Curro Choice, a personalised learning offering that broadens the range of subjects available to every Curro high school learner nationwide.

With the new year now in progress, the Department of Basic Education has released the official school calendar for 2021. 




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