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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.

The University of South Africa (UNISA) has appointed its first female vice-chancellor. This comes after the UNISA Council conducted a selection process to find a candidate fit for the job. 

On Thursday 5 November, matric learners across the country sat to write their first exams at 9am and 2pm. The Basic Education Department said the exams got off to a smooth start. 

After months of preparation, many learners across the country have started their final matric exams today with English Home Language. 

Candidates who test positive for Covid-19 will be allowed to write the final matric exams. This follows a petition which called for the Department of Basic Education to review exam protocols. 

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