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.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has committed to working with provinces to ensure that education services are restored in areas affected by ongoing school disruptions in parts of the country.

In a world where life seems to keep us spinning in a never-ending vortex of fast-paced, pressured parenting, crushing bills and overwhelming expectations, Cindy Glass, Owner and Co-Founder of Step Up Education Centre says.

As Matrics from the Class of 2019 get stuck into their mid-year exams, an education expert has warned that they need to remain disciplined and focused right to the end, and not under-estimate the importance of this round of assessments.

It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for many people, the feelings of tension and anxiety that arise when trying to solve a mathematical problem can be all consuming. 

Sivuyise Gada, a 14-year-old Grade 8 learner from Zwelitsha zone 4, shared his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer at SANRAL’s Career Expo which kicked off at Ginsberg Community Hall in King William’s Town this week.

Growing the next generation of entrepreneurs is key to job creation and economic growth in South Africa.  But how do you ensure this mindset is bred among learners, and streamlined in schools?

Grade Nine learners will soon have the exciting task of selecting the subjects they want to pursue for the next 3 years, on which they will be tested during the final exams.

Future Nation Schools looked at education trends and noticed that South African students, along with the rest of the world, need to prepare for the demands that come with the fourth industrial revolution.

There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the need for education in the country to start preparing learners for the future world of work from a young age.

 

Never in the history of mankind have we been so bombarded by technology in the form of cellphones, tablets and computers. 

Schools are failing to adequately prepare students for the new era of work and here's why.

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. 

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