Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

Let’s consider what it takes to transform rough diamonds into the magnificence that we admire in beautifully polished, sought-after stones. 

Lekete Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga is the first of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.  

The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) first ever global report on pre-primary school education has lauded South Africa’s efforts in rolling out pre-primary education.

A survey taking stock of the progress made in terms of service delivery has revealed that the Basic Education Department (DBE) is making headway in providing libraries or media centres to schools.

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) supported high school learners in Port Elizabeth as they participated in the water engineering competition hosted by iGEMS.

The Ithemba Trust, a women’s empowerment body, together with Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, today celebrated their inaugural inspirational International Women’s Day at Ntsikana Primary School in Daveyton, Gauteng. 

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It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our country. 

Grade 11s who are serious about bringing their best game to their Matric finals next year should, like performance athletes, start their preparation now so that they enter the home straight in pole position when 2020 arrives, an education expert says.

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Proficiency in mathematics is a requirement for the majority of demanding tertiary educational programmes including medicine, engineering, computer science and airline pilot training for instance.

Did you know every year thousands of newly qualified matriculants compete for limited first-year places at traditional tertiary educational institutions? If you haven’t qualified for admission for your studies, for a particular course or have not been accepted due to limited places, there are definitely options for you!

Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as some of their private school counterparts have been experiencing for the past few years

Mfundo is a young man who is considered to be a top academic and sporting high-flyer. He is in Grade 5 and has already won many awards for his achievements. 

Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success

In the near future, classrooms will be vibrant spaces where fun and acquiring knowledge blend seamlessly as the Basic Education Department wants to make play a fundamental block of learning.

Umlazi matriculant Zizile Msomi did not let a two-hour walk to school or financial constraints get in the way of her dream of studying chemical engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Department of Basic Education has extended the registration deadline to 18 February for those who want a second chance to write matric exams. 

 

It’s 2019, almost 25 years into South Africa’s democratic dispensation, and racism is still playing out in the country’s schools.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has reminded learners considering writing the matric second chance examinations to register ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

The winner of the secondary school category at the ninth annual Youth Citizens Actions Programme (YCAP) National Championships was Eastern Cape's Solomon Mahlangu Secondary School which focused on the schools feeding scheme.

If South Africa is to play in the big league of education, it needs to work harder to improve efficiency in key subjects, especially in early schooling, this is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Life on earth is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and our reactions to these emotions. All too often, we coaster through life, unaware of our behavioral choices and even worse, unable to consider the possibility that we could have made better choices for ourselves along the way. 

If you have not met the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the extended Senior Certificate you can join the second chance programme and improve your chances of success.

Immersive learning will fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information, and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the country needs to embark on to keep up with the demands of the future.

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