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.

IEB matric results

The IEB Matric Results for 2016 have been released and students who sat for the Independent Examinations Board matric have performed very well, with a 98.76% pass rate.

The Umalusi Council has made a determination to retain language compensation at 3% for learners who study through the medium of English as a second language in Grade 12 from 2016 until 2022.

Umalusi has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council.

Learners will not rewrite the Mathematics 2 paper that was leaked in Limpopo, says the Department of Basic Education.

The Eskom Development Foundation has donated materials to help improve teaching and learning at the Tonga View Primary School, near Malelane, in Mpumalanga.

Where you were born should not automatically determine the direction you go in your future. What matters is how you take the opportunities given to you to change the circumstances you were born in.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has established a Ministerial Investigation Team that will investigate the recent leak of Mathematics Paper 2 paper.

The Department of Basic Education says it is shocked and disappointed at the leak of a Mathematics Paper 2 exam paper to Grade 12 learners in Giyani, Limpopo.

Learners across the country will today sit for their final 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Aligning pedagogy and technology to create engaging and child-centric education support.

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) joined the St Johns Methodist Church in Central on the church’s mission to help learners improve their reading and writing by hosting spelling bee competitions in the metro.

As Matrics head to exam rooms to write one of the most important examinations they will ever write, some will find themselves in a terrifying situation where they hit that dreaded blank – an inability to recall information despite months of solid preparation and dedicated study.

What kind of education does it take to help someone escape the clutches of poverty? One young South African from gang-ridden Mannenberg, Cape Town, says it starts with giving young people a reason to hope that things could be different.

The increase in the number and severity of bullying incidents in South African schools calls for urgent and sustained intervention, an education expert has warned.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says it is all systems go ahead of the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations scheduled to begin on 26 October.

In keeping with Samsung’s aim to enrich lives through technology, the Masibambisane High School (MHS) in Delft, Cape Town has become the stage for an ambitious project intended to uplift the prospects of its scholars.

SAIPA’s National Accounting Olympiad results show the future of the accountancy profession is in good hands

In the past, Physical Education (PE) might not have been the most engaging subject, underpinned by the fact that it was removed from the South African curriculum in 1994.

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana has cautioned all teachers who are involved with learners to stop breaking the law.

As part of its vision to break the cycle of poverty, Christel House (CH) – a not-for-profit school for low-income families unveiled the school’s new information and communications technology (ICT) lab.

The heat is officially on for Matrics now returning to school after the winter holidays, with just 3 months before they start writing their final exams on October 19.

The Gauteng Department of Education has processed 682 142 applications since it introduced the online application process.

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.


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