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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.

The consultation process on the one core textbook per subject and grade has started with a Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM) roundtable discussion.

While school days are a thing of the past for most adults, about one-fifth of the country’s population is still at school, according to a recent article.

About 68 000 grade 12 learners from schools across Gauteng have started the Secondary School Intervention Programme

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has encouraged parents to keep up their participation in the School Governing Body elections.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) says the implementation of the 1+4 teacher development plan, aimed at boosting performance in the senior phase, will go ahead.

The Bookery, an NGO that creates and supports fully functional school libraries in South Africa, is set to open a library at Heatherdale Primary School on Monday, March 16.

Engen Petroleum revealed the names of its top students for 2014 in the Engen Maths & Science School (EMSS) programme.

South Africa’s outstanding teachers, who go beyond the call of duty, were honoured during the annual National Teaching Awards.

The Department of Basic Education has welcomed the increase in the funds allocated to education by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in the 2015 Budget.

Manor Gardens Primary School in Durban was crowned the winners of the SA Kids Lit Quiz National Final.

Learners who did not pass matric between 2012 and 2014 are encouraged to apply for the National Youth Development Agency’s National Senior Certificate 2nd Chance Rewrite programme.

The South African leg of the International Kids Lit Quiz, in partnership with The Times, will kick off in Cape Town.

Thabang Manamela, who is visually impaired, won the gadget with Jaws software during the National Disability Awards 2014 held in Cape Town, last year.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will award bursaries to deserving high school learners in the De Doorns region in the Western Cape this academic year.

Matric candidates, who were implicated in group copying during the National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2014 examinations, can register for the 2015 Supplementary examinations, says the Eastern Cape Education Department.

Learners from 10 schools in Gauteng will join hundreds of organisations to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) on 10 February.

A task team, which was recently appointed by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, has recommended that the department plans and implements a rigorous national Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) teacher development programme.

The MECs for Education called for the finalisation of investigations into the group cheating in last years’ matric examinations.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he will appoint a commission of enquiry, to investigate racial issues affecting learners in private schools.

The Gauteng Education Department made its last call to learners who have not yet registered but wish to write supplementary examinations, to register by Friday.

Mpumalanga Education MEC Reginah Mhaule says schools in the province will be supported according to their specific needs to ensure that they improve their results.

Learners across the Eastern Cape will be starting the school year in newly built schools thanks to the Department of Education Eastern Cape commitment to improve the learning and teaching environments for pupils.

This school year, the learners and teachers at Umhloti Primary School in Verulam, KwaZulu Natal will join the global tech savvy community, learning to adapt to the modern tools used in everyday lives, thanks to their new Solar Powered PC Lab.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is putting in place strategies to improve the overall performance of schools across the province, paying more attention to grade 12 learners.

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