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 Department of Basic Education says the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Supplementary Examinations proceeded extremely well, with very few reported irregularities.

An educational initiative in the Vuwani area has helped matric students prepare for exams amidst challenging circumstances.

Graduates and pupils of Christel House school in Ottery put their heads together with a group of visiting global entrepreneurs this weekend to brainstorm business ideas to help break the cycle of poverty in South Africa.

A serendipitous collaboration between two technology companies will see learners from Christel House, a private school for the poor based in Ottery Cape Town, gain access to a new dimension of learning that will boost their chances of breaking the cycle of poverty and building a meaningful life and career for themselves and their families.

Education leaders and experts from across the world gathered in Johannesburg for the prestigious Cambridge Schools Conference.

TV presenter and political commentator Justice Malala says we should worry about what will happen to our children if the politics does not work out and calls for greater action to support the youth.

The Independent Electoral Commission will once again be partnering with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in its Schools Democracy Week programme to educate young people about democracy.

The Gauteng Department of Education has advised all parents that the online admissions process for Grade 1 and 8 learners will commence at 8am on Tuesday.

The Gauteng Education Department has suspended the registration period (pre-load period), which started on 11 April 2016 and was expected to end on 18 April 2016.

Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming months be expected to select the subjects that will see them through to matric.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, has taken the 2016 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign to three schools in Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape.

The Gauteng Department of Education will start with the admissions process for Grade 1 and 8 for the 2017 academic year.

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.


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