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.

President Jacob Zuma envisages that through Operation Phakisa in education, learners will leave the schooling system as ethical, discerning, and responsible users of information, and be Information Communication Technology (ICT) capable to make meaningful contributions to society.

Technology can open doors for students and teachers if it is properly managed in the classroom.

“Your child is dyslexic.” A parent’s worst nightmare may be to hear these words.

A select group of female learners from local schools have been chosen to join the South African Airways (SAA) Technical in Kempton Park to promote the Women in Scarce Skills programme, under the theme take a girl child to work.

The Department of Basic Education has advised all teachers to ignore messages being circulated and prepare to administer the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) in December, in the best interests of learners and the education sector as a whole.

The Department of Basic Education has announced that the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) will be written in December.

Schools will be required to include indigenous languages in their curriculums from next year on, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said.

We are 15 years into the 21st Century: what should we be teaching our children in the 12 years they are in school that will enable them to thrive in this fast changing world?

The Department of Basic Education has put measures in place to address dropout rates in the education system and has committed to producing more grade 12 graduates.

The Department of Basic Education and Teacher Unions announced the postponement of the Annual National Assessment (ANA) to February next year.

Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged learners to get used to the culture of reading, saying a reading child is a successful child.

Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has encouraged pupils to take up maths and science and to work hard to reach their dreams.

The Drop-All-And-Read is a national campaign created to promote the importance and value of reading in schools and beyond.

The Department of Basic Education says it is ready to administer both the Annual National Assessment and the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate examinations for 2015.

The newly launched Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) is expected to attract qualified teachers into the profession and improve teacher morale.

The Department of Water and Sanitation will take three learners from Matlhari High School in Limpopo to participate in the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.

Learners with disabilities will soon be able start school at an early age and access their local neighbourhood schools.

Minister of Planning, Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has encouraged learners in Pretoria to work hard in school in spite of the challenges they face.

Candidates, whose results were nullified following an investigation involving group copying in the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, have been given 21 days to appeal the nullification of their results.

The third school term is in full swing and what better way than to keep the momentum going by being productive and organised.

With the preliminary matric examinations just around the corner, learners should use them as an opportunity to assess their preparedness for their final exams, as well as to boost their year mark and chances of landing a place in their chosen higher education course and institution.

As schools reopen for the second half of the academic year, parents will once again be forced to make decisions about what extramural activities their children will take in Term 3.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) says it will on Tuesday start rolling out a teaching and learning programme which will create paperless classrooms to 375 high schools.

Monash South Africa nurtures love of reading and writing through Mandela Month initiative

Initiation is a time honoured African custom where a boy enters initiation school to be taught endurance and the basic societal roles a man is to play, however, it is also a time of worry for many because of the health risks involved with this rite of passage to manhood.


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