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.

Eighteen new schools which will cater for learners with special educational needs are to be built this financial year in the Gauteng province, says Gauteng Department of Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

The Gauteng Department of Education has suspended its plans to withdraw the licence of Curro Roodeplaat School, in Pretoria, pending the implementation of interventions by Curro Holdings.

CDC kicks off flagship programme to restore academic excellence in Nelson Mandela Bay schools

As matric learners will be sitting for their final year examinations in the coming few months, Cabinet has called on the Class of 2015 to apply early for admission to institutions of higher learning as part of the Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will roll-out the Incremental Introduction of African Languages (IIAL) to over 3 500 schools across the country as this will go a long way in contributing to social cohesion.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has received a progress report on Operation Phakisa as it relates to the education sector.

The State Security Agency is on a drive to attract South Africa’s youth into the intelligence community.

World Economic Forum "Young Global Leaders" visited ‘poverty-busting’ Cape Town school today to brainstorm and workshop strategic solutions to education in Africa.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says no school will be allowed to exclude a learner on the basis of language.

Different schools in parts of South Africa today started Africa Day celebrations by singing the African Union (AU) anthem at special assemblies, following a directive issued by the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

South Africa’s tablet roll-out at public schools in Gauteng has already been hit by thefts, propelling the education department to throw millions of Rands at the problem by recalling 88 000 tablets in order for it to enhance security features.

One year after its inaugural programme, entrepreneurial ‘game’ The Biggest Deal Challenge will open for applications this month (May).

According to a recent study an holistic approach to education has delivered groundbreaking results among poverty-stricken pupils.

The management of schools piloting the Twinning of Schools Programme in Gauteng say they are excited about sharing facilities and human resources amongst their schools to help learners achieve more in education.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced that the department will regrettably be withdrawing a total of 88 000 tablets from schools across the province following the recent spate of burglaries.

The education sector is experiencing positive transformation as organisations explore new ways of reaching those in need.

The Mpumalanga Education Department has requested all learners who wrote the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) supplementary examination in February/March this year to collect their statements of results from their schools.

The ongoing challenges faced by the education sector in South Africa, and across the continent, have precipitated the need for even greater collaboration and synergy between the private and public sectors to address existing issues.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department plans to introduce a new school exit level certificate to address the skills shortages and unemployment in the country.

Pupils and teachers at Forest Town School for Learners with Special Needs have been given iPads to empower them with technological skills.

It’s been described as South Africa’s most ambitious school infrastructure development programme that is set to change the face of school infrastructure across the country.

An ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa in a global science experiment to build students’ skills in computer networking and databases.

As part of a broader comprehensive strategy to address the poor performance by learners in languages and numeracy, the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, will launch the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015.

Learners across South Africa will next week celebrate 21 years of electoral democracy during the annual Schools Democracy Week (SDW).

The Gauteng Education Department has opened its doors for parents who want to apply for their children to get admission into public schools for the 2016 academic year.


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