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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.

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.

Umalusi

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.

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.

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