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.

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.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says it is all systems go ahead of the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations scheduled to begin on 26 October.

In keeping with Samsung’s aim to enrich lives through technology, the Masibambisane High School (MHS) in Delft, Cape Town has become the stage for an ambitious project intended to uplift the prospects of its scholars.

SAIPA’s National Accounting Olympiad results show the future of the accountancy profession is in good hands

In the past, Physical Education (PE) might not have been the most engaging subject, underpinned by the fact that it was removed from the South African curriculum in 1994.

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana has cautioned all teachers who are involved with learners to stop breaking the law.

As part of its vision to break the cycle of poverty, Christel House (CH) – a not-for-profit school for low-income families unveiled the school’s new information and communications technology (ICT) lab.

The heat is officially on for Matrics now returning to school after the winter holidays, with just 3 months before they start writing their final exams on October 19.

The Gauteng Department of Education has processed 682 142 applications since it introduced the online application process.

The Department of Basic Education says the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Supplementary Examinations proceeded extremely well, with very few reported irregularities.

An educational initiative in the Vuwani area has helped matric students prepare for exams amidst challenging circumstances.

Graduates and pupils of Christel House school in Ottery put their heads together with a group of visiting global entrepreneurs this weekend to brainstorm business ideas to help break the cycle of poverty in South Africa.

A serendipitous collaboration between two technology companies will see learners from Christel House, a private school for the poor based in Ottery Cape Town, gain access to a new dimension of learning that will boost their chances of breaking the cycle of poverty and building a meaningful life and career for themselves and their families.

Education leaders and experts from across the world gathered in Johannesburg for the prestigious Cambridge Schools Conference.

TV presenter and political commentator Justice Malala says we should worry about what will happen to our children if the politics does not work out and calls for greater action to support the youth.

The Independent Electoral Commission will once again be partnering with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in its Schools Democracy Week programme to educate young people about democracy.

The Gauteng Department of Education has advised all parents that the online admissions process for Grade 1 and 8 learners will commence at 8am on Tuesday.

The Gauteng Education Department has suspended the registration period (pre-load period), which started on 11 April 2016 and was expected to end on 18 April 2016.

Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming months be expected to select the subjects that will see them through to matric.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has taken the 2016 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign to three schools in Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape.

The Gauteng Department of Education will start with the admissions process for Grade 1 and 8 for the 2017 academic year.

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