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.

Fifty runners from around the world came together to run the Two Oceans marathon on the weekend and raised more than R350 000 to help a Cape Town school break the cycle of poverty in South Africa.

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Throughout one’s school career Grade 12 – Matric – is viewed as the ultimate year, the year in which you have to account for what you learned in the decade before,

The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has expressed disappointment with an article carried in the Sunday Times newspaper on standardisation.

Building electric circuit boards, undertaking acids and bases tests and learning to read graphs were among the exciting activities visitors to SANRAL’s stands experienced at Scifest Africa, hosted in Grahamstown this month.

Christel House School invests in getting its pupils and graduates ready for the changing world of work.

The Department of Basic Education says it has made progress in creating a conducive environment to ensure learners with disabilities receive quality education.

Northern Academy in Polokwane was named the Top Independent School at the Department of Education’s Provincial awards earlier this year.

Gafieza Ismail, an English Teacher at Spine Road High School, Rocklands, Mitchell’s Plain, has won the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning.

Ntombozuko Mkizwana’s desire to inspire and teach learners, who come from disadvantaged communities, to be fluent in English has kept her motivated for the past 18 years.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced all the 2016 Grade 12 learners in Gauteng schools will receive their educational tablets.

Cabinet has wished all learners who are writing their supplementary National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations the best of luck.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has published the proposed 2018 school calendar, for comment.

Matrics, who didn't make it the first time around, are proving that if at first you don’t succeed, you can definitely pick yourself up and try again.

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The Department of Basic Education has urged candidates wishing to write supplementary examinations to register immediately, as registration closes this Wednesday - 20 January 2016.

National and provincial government leaders have this morning visited schools across the country to assess the state of readiness for the new school year and to wish learners well for 2016.

The country's prisoners who wrote the 2015 matric exams have improved their pass rate by 4% to reach an overall pass rate of 73%, says Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise.

Many thousands of Grade 12 learners from the Class of 2015 will this week have to face the reality that things have not worked out the way they wanted them to in terms of their results.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has commended the matric class of 2015 for upholding the trend of producing results above a pass rate of 70%.

The National Senior Certificate pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, which is down 5 percentage points from the previous year. 799 306 pupils sat for the exams, which included 667 925 full time and 131 381 part time learners.

As the country prepares for the release of the National Senior Certificate examinations or matric results this evening, President Jacob Zuma has called on families, neighbours, government and communities to support all the Grade 12 learners who sat for the examinations in 2015, particularly those who would discover that they have failed the matric examinations.

A growing awareness of post-matric anxiety has prompted government and mental health institutions to provide support services to matriculants and their parents.

Christel House, a not-for-profit school in Cape Town that provides a holistic education for children living in extreme poverty and competes academically with private schools, is celebrating its best matric results yet with an impressive 82.5% bachelor pass rate.

When Kukhokuhle Tsengwa, 17, from St Johns College, in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, prepared for his final matric examinations, he only aimed to be a top achiever in his province. Little did he know that he would be counted amongst the country's top achievers of the matric class of 2015.


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