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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.

South Africa is training a group of teachers to learn how to code and how to teach coding. 

Adri Wessels, Grade 12 learner at Curro Durbanville, was awarded a bronze medal at the 2019 International Maths Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, England. 

Have you noticed that we may be bringing up a generation of young people who feel so entitled to gifts, devices and whatever they desire, that gratitude is becoming a lost art? 

South Africa’s largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH Limited, is growing its offering in the mid-fee schools sector, bringing the dream of a high-quality education closer to thousands more South African students and parents.

Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool and you excitedly anticipate enjoying what it has ‘inside’.

South African teachers are spending a hefty amount of time on administrative tasks – time which could be better used on teaching in the classroom.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will release the results of a large-scale study investigating the condition of the teaching and learning environment in schools at a briefing scheduled for Tuesday.

South Africa says it is pushing ahead to grasp the many opportunities presented by the <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/what-is-the-fourth-industrial-rev...">fourth industrial revolution

Mfundo (not his real name), a grade 1 learner, was struggling at school. His distraught parents explained that he was acting out in class and fighting with his classmates.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has committed to working with provinces to ensure that education services are restored in areas affected by ongoing school disruptions in parts of the country.

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