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.

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.

Half of all South African pupils who attended school for five years can’t do

When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need to repeat the process (of learning to walk) over and over again, until they get it right and are able to move on to greater movement such as running, jumping and skipping. 

The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s who failed their 2018 National Senior Certificate exams, but it would be a huge mistake for them to throw in the towel and resign themselves to the idea that no Matric means no hope for the future, an education expert says. 

 

Curro Holdings, South Africa’s largest independent school operator, is launching Curro Holdings Ltd: Private College

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it's all systems go for the 2019 school year in the province. 

Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for young children, but also for their parents.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the Matric Class of 2018 for keeping the National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate above 70%.

The matric class of 2018, who sat for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, has bagged a 78.2% pass rate.

Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional challenges?

Schools from across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) will be putting their knowledge to the test and competing for top honours in the National School Quiz Championships (NSQC) with the activities kicking off  

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