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 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.

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.


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