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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 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.

With the release of university results in coming weeks, many first years have to face up to the fact that their transition from school to higher education was less successful than planned.

The Class of 2017 on Tuesday wrote their last paper to mark the end of this year’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

With two months of freedom from exam papers and classes ahead of them, many Matriculants and students are wisely opting to use their time to gain some cash and experience.

Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way this is done in our hyper-competitive, over structured world may in fact be working against exactly these intentions.

Most students have reached the midway mark of their end-of-year exams. If this is you there is still time to improve your study regime and ace your finals with these top study apps.

It might be tempting to laze about this coming festive season but spending your time productively over Christmas could you set you up for life.

With little more than two weeks of the Matric final exams left, an education expert has warned learners to keep the focus right to the end, because what lies ahead could still mean the difference between make or break.

Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching children learn how to swim.

A new Gauteng school, set to open in January 2018, will provide unprecedented hope for desperate parents and learners facing challenges that are not necessarily catered for in either mainstream or special needs schools.

With three months left before they enter their final year of school, Grade 11 learners could be tempted to make relaxing their only priority before the whirlwind year that is Matric. However now is precisely the time they should be investigating and even pinning down their further study plans, an education expert says.

Two Grade 11 learners demonstrating a science experiment for their class at Siwali High School in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape.

How do you concentrate on the page in front of you when there are so many physical and mental distractions? Here are some practical tips to help you focus.

Through their holistic programmes, a large focus is placed on the safety and social well-being of school children

The final countdown has begun! Matriculants all around the country are in the thick of the much anticipated (and most often feared) final exams! It is like climbing Kilimanjaro!

The final exams are here and if you haven't thoroughly prepared there is nothing you can do about it, or is there?

Along with an assault on parent’s rights to run school governing bodies the Basic Education Department wants to hijack home education.

Helping children to build a healthy relationship with technology, and knowing how much of what is enough, is challenging for parents under the best of circumstances. Exam time however throws a whole new spanner in the works, an education expert warns.

Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has encouraged pupils, who are sitting for their 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) final examinations, to remain focused on their studies.

More than 40% of youth without a matric certificate are likely to end up unemployed. This is according to a survey done by Equal Education on youth and matric results. It established that a matric certificate is still very important.

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