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 Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

The Southern Highveld Community Development Trust (SHCDT), sponsored by Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, recently donated a new school hall to KI Twala Secondary School in eMbalenhle, valued at R1.5 million.

South African Sign Language (SASL) has officially been recognised as a home language in the curriculum as one of the examinable subjects for the National Senior Certificate.

When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence.

We all have a need to love and be loved. Our lives feel happier and more fulfilled when we enjoy positive human relationships.

"The High School Career Expo” (HSCE) has announced the dates for their national tour starting off in Krugersdorp this month.

The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and sport has become the focus of thousands of families across South Africa.

As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get to grips with the challenges of the year ahead, an education expert has warned that they need to start thinking about their plans for next year sooner rather than later.

In 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, reached their goal of an 80% matric pass under the Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)

A free, comprehensive online resource has been launched to help improve school leadership and management ‒ a critical factor in boosting learner performance.

What innovative teaching programmes are making a difference in under-resourced schools? And how relevant are global educational rankings to local conditions?

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.

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