Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

There are many career paths and even more emerging professions to choose from today.

As First Years prepare to head off to higher education for the first time, many are having second thoughts about their chosen course or institution.

Despite the negative response toward free higher education from certain parties the National Youth Development Agency has come out in support of government's proposal.

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has announced a 76.7% pass rate for inmates who sat for the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. 

The Matric results have finally been announced but for some there are still questions about the next step.

Grade 12 learners, who passed matric in 2017 but have not yet secured a place at a university or college, have been urged to use the Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) system.

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Changes to the post–school education and training system will be undertaken in a fiscally sustainable manner, says Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Every year, teachers, principals, learners and parents focus on the preparation and writing of the final matric examinations and every year we are left feeling battered and disappointed at the less-than-desirable results!

Schools in the Free State and Gauteng have good cause to celebrate this evening as nine of the 10 best performing districts can be found in these landlocked provinces.

It’s been 12 years in the making but it certainly was worth the long hours, sheer dedication and hard work for over 75% of the country’s matric learners.

Of the 2 777 learners with special education needs who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, 77.2% of them passed.

The EFF has reaffirmed its intention to help student walk-ins gain access to higher education despite the fact that university applications have closed for 2018.

The wait for results is almost over for the Class of 2017 as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is set to announce the outcomes of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination this evening.

Do you have years of work experience but no matric certificate? Has this left you feeling marginalised and undervalued? With the employment rate at an all time low it is important to explore the options available to South Africans in this position in order to make use of this underrated skills source.

With the imminent release of the matric results of the Class of 2017, thousands of parents and learners who expect they may not have done as well as required are feeling anxious and uncertain about the future.

President Zuma's announcement that poor and working class students will be able to access free university courses has caused much excitment among young people.


The results of the 2017 Matric exams will be released as scheduled on the 5th of January after the government standards body, Umalusi, announced that they had approved the exams and marking procedures.

President Zuma has made a surprise announcement that poor and middle class students will be fully funded for university and college education.

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online application service for matriculants, who struggled to secure a place at the educational institution of their choice.

The announcement made by PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) that 78% of Gr 4 children in South Africa cannot read

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has refuted claims by members of trade union Solidarity that some teachers will lose jobs in 2018.

The Gauteng Department of Education says it is saddened by the loss of a Grade 11 learner who committed suicide after receiving his year-end academic report on Wednesday.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the solution to improved literacy levels in South Africa lies in improving work in the foundation phase.

High school graduation means that you qualify for the next stage of your life. Find out how you can make effective decisions to delight in a fulfilling career.


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