While Ned Doman High School in Athlone in the Western Cape is situated in an area where socio-economic challenges such as gang violence and poverty haunt locals, the school has a great achievement to smile about.

The top 2016 Matric students in the Western Cape were celebrated at an awards ceremony and among them, Siphelele Xabendlini, received special honour for his achievement.

Teaching and learning have commenced this morning in many parts of the country as the 2017 academic programme gets underway.

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

The matric results can bring about relief for some but it can also be the catalyst for depression and suicide in others and relatives need to look out for warning signs.

OLICO is a non-profit organisation providing after-school maths support to township-school youth.

The Class of 2016 has achieved an overall national pass rate of 76.2% in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, from a previous figure of 74%.

Malaba Nemavhadwe from Limpopo’s Tshivhase Secondary is proof that dynamites come in small packages.

The matric results for 2016 show a 76.2% pass rate for public school learners - when results for progressed learners are excluded.

A government helpline has been opened to assist young people who are anxious and concerned about their Matric results. Parents and friends who are worried about someone can refer them to the helpline for support.

The wait is almost over for the Class of 2016 as Matric learners will soon find out their fate as the National Senior Certificate Examination (NSC) results are set to be released.

IEB matric results

The IEB Matric Results for 2016 have been released and students who sat for the Independent Examinations Board matric have performed very well, with a 98.76% pass rate.

The Umalusi Council has made a determination to retain language compensation at 3% for learners who study through the medium of English as a second language in Grade 12 from 2016 until 2022.

Umalusi has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council.

Learners will not rewrite the Mathematics 2 paper that was leaked in Limpopo, says the Department of Basic Education.

The Eskom Development Foundation has donated materials to help improve teaching and learning at the Tonga View Primary School, near Malelane, in Mpumalanga.

Where you were born should not automatically determine the direction you go in your future. What matters is how you take the opportunities given to you to change the circumstances you were born in.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has established a Ministerial Investigation Team that will investigate the recent leak of Mathematics Paper 2 paper.

The Department of Basic Education says it is shocked and disappointed at the leak of a Mathematics Paper 2 exam paper to Grade 12 learners in Giyani, Limpopo.

Learners across the country will today sit for their final 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Aligning pedagogy and technology to create engaging and child-centric education support.

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) joined the St Johns Methodist Church in Central on the church’s mission to help learners improve their reading and writing by hosting spelling bee competitions in the metro.

As Matrics head to exam rooms to write one of the most important examinations they will ever write, some will find themselves in a terrifying situation where they hit that dreaded blank – an inability to recall information despite months of solid preparation and dedicated study.

What kind of education does it take to help someone escape the clutches of poverty? One young South African from gang-ridden Mannenberg, Cape Town, says it starts with giving young people a reason to hope that things could be different.

The increase in the number and severity of bullying incidents in South African schools calls for urgent and sustained intervention, an education expert has warned.


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