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 one of the leading countries in Africa to have made progress in providing access to education for disabled children.

The Department of Basic Education has received a donation of R117 million – to be made over a period of 10 years - from the Motsepe Foundation towards sporting and cultural competitions.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department is hard at work to improve support services and the way the curriculum is delivered in public, special and ordinary schools.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) says a notice that is being currently circulated regarding the rewriting of Mathematics Paper 2 (Grade 12) is fake and should be ignored.

With the onset of the 2015 National Senior Certificate Exams, hundreds of thousands of hopeful candidates have headed into what is for the majority, the most stressful time of their schooling experience.

With the matric exams in full swing and one or two subject papers ticked off the list, the Class of 2015 is likely to start glimpsing the freedom that lies just a few weeks away.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says education is still a top priority and it features prominently in the upcoming 2016/17 budget.

As Matrics around the country prepare to write their final exams, the reality is that millions of students will struggle to find a much-needed quiet place to study.

The Department of Basic Education says it’s all systems go for the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations which commences.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has wished the Class of 2015 the best of luck and assured them that they have the department’s full support as the 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations kicked off on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma envisages that through Operation Phakisa in education, learners will leave the schooling system as ethical, discerning, and responsible users of information, and be Information Communication Technology (ICT) capable to make meaningful contributions to society.

Technology can open doors for students and teachers if it is properly managed in the classroom.

“Your child is dyslexic.” A parent’s worst nightmare may be to hear these words.

A select group of female learners from local schools have been chosen to join the South African Airways (SAA) Technical in Kempton Park to promote the Women in Scarce Skills programme, under the theme take a girl child to work.

The Department of Basic Education has advised all teachers to ignore messages being circulated and prepare to administer the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) in December, in the best interests of learners and the education sector as a whole.

The Department of Basic Education has announced that the Annual National Assessments (ANAs) will be written in December.

Schools will be required to include indigenous languages in their curriculums from next year on, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said.

We are 15 years into the 21st Century: what should we be teaching our children in the 12 years they are in school that will enable them to thrive in this fast changing world?

The Department of Basic Education has put measures in place to address dropout rates in the education system and has committed to producing more grade 12 graduates.

The Department of Basic Education and Teacher Unions announced the postponement of the Annual National Assessment (ANA) to February next year.

Education Minister Angie Motshekga has urged learners to get used to the culture of reading, saying a reading child is a successful child.

Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has encouraged pupils to take up maths and science and to work hard to reach their dreams.

The Drop-All-And-Read is a national campaign created to promote the importance and value of reading in schools and beyond.

The Department of Basic Education says it is ready to administer both the Annual National Assessment and the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate examinations for 2015.

The newly launched Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) is expected to attract qualified teachers into the profession and improve teacher morale.


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