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.

Columba Leadership learners achieved a 4% higher pass rate than the average matric pass rate in South Africa, and 28.1% more bachelor and diploma level passes*.

Today is the last day for those 2017 matriculants who still need to register for the supplementary examinations.

Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has challenged Grade 12 learners at Thusa Setjhaba Secondary School to obtain a minimum of four distinctions to qualify for her sponsorship to study at a university.

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb which essentially means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow and develop successfully.

Preparing kids for the new school year can be a stressful time for parents but these tips will help you get ready.

With your matric certificate in hand, you can set your sights on college studies. Are you ready for this next important chapter in your life? Here are some things you can do to prepare for the big transition from school to college.

Supplementary exams are available to students who want to improve their matric results, but what if a matriculant does not qualify?

Now that the Matric results have been announced details about the supplementary exams is what former matriculants will want to know.

A matric certificate can open the doors to further study. Find out what your grade 12 pass means within the higher education landscape.

The Matric results have finally been announced but for some there are still questions about the next step.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Every year, teachers, principals, learners and parents focus on the preparation and writing of the final matric examinations and every year we are left feeling battered and disappointed at the less-than-desirable results!

Schools in the Free State and Gauteng have good cause to celebrate this evening as nine of the 10 best performing districts can be found in these landlocked provinces.

It’s been 12 years in the making but it certainly was worth the long hours, sheer dedication and hard work for over 75% of the country’s matric learners.

Of the 2 777 learners with special education needs who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, 77.2% of them passed.

The wait for results is almost over for the Class of 2017 as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to announce the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination this evening.

Do you have years of work experience but no matric certificate? Has this left you feeling marginalised and undervalued? With the employment rate at an all time low it is important to explore the options available to South Africans in this position in order to make use of this underrated skills source.

With the imminent release of the matric results of the Class of 2017, thousands of parents and learners who expect they may not have done as well as required are feeling anxious and uncertain about the future.


The results of the 2017 Matric exams will be released as scheduled on the 5th of January after the government standards body, Umalusi, announced that they had approved the exams and marking procedures.

The announcement made by PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) that 78% of Gr 4 children in South Africa cannot read

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has refuted claims by members of trade union Solidarity that some teachers will lose jobs in 2018.

The Gauteng Department of Education says it is saddened by the loss of a Grade 11 learner who committed suicide after receiving his year-end academic report on Wednesday.

High school graduation means that you qualify for the next stage of your life. Find out how you can make effective decisions to delight in a fulfilling career.

Before beginning official schooling, parents can give their young children a boost in learning mathematics by noticing, exploring and talking about maths during everyday activities at home or out and about. 

Schools will issue report cards to learners across the province this week when the academic year ends for learners tomorrow, 6 December 2017.


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